"Years": Playing wood’s year rings
“Years” is an artwork created by Bartholomäus Traubeck that translates wood’s year rings into sound. The record player uses a system that analyse tree’s years for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data are mapped to a scale defined by the overall appearance of the wood and serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. The system is composed by arduino, ps eye, stepper motor for moving the tonearm, vvvv and ableton live, all connected via midiyoke and/or serial.
For more information: http://traubeck.com/years/