16 February 2012

Years by Bartholomäus Traubeck

Years is a project made by Bartholomäus Traubeck in 2011, consisting in a record player that plays slices of wood. Year ring data is translated into music. Made using modified turntable, computer, vvvv, camera, acrylic glass, veneer.

"A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently." - Bartholomäus Traubeck. See more;

Bartholomäus thanks to Land Salzburg, Schmiede, Pro-ject Audio, Karla Spiluttini, Ivo Francx, vvvv, Rohol.