Years – Bartholomäus Traubeck
A record player that plays slices of wood. Year ring data is translated into music, 2011. Modified turntable, computer, vvvv, camera, acrylic glass, veneer, approx. 90x50x50 cm. 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). Years at Schmiede Hallein, 2011 A limited edition recording of ‘Years’ can be found here. Motor controls + engineering for Years v0.2 (not visible in the video) done by Christoph Freidhöfer.
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