Bartholomäus Traubeck has created a system that interprets, converts, and plays music from tree rings. His record, Years
, contains a series of seven recordings from different Austrian trees: spruce, ash, oak, maple, alder, walnut, and beech.
The music is created with a special system he designed that translates the data from each tree’s year ring data and reinterprets it into musical sounds. What he found is that every tree had a very unique sound depending on the tree’s strength, thickness and rate of growth year over year.