Have you ever looked at the rings on a tree stump and thought it kind-of resembled a vinyl record in the most natural form possible? A man named Bartholomäus Traubeck created a way to read the rings of the tree like a disc, using a PlayStation Eye controller and an old record player.

Check out the video below and hear the sounds of nature as you’ve never before.

In order to play the sounds back in an audible way, Traubeck has linked the record player to computer software which then converts the rings into notes played by a digital piano. The strange part is how natural it sounds when played through an instrument. Music was compiled from different types of trees, and released on vinyl as a full album titled: “YEARS” – You can preview the full album and purchase it by clicking HERE.



Ryan Tindrick
Ryan Tindrick
Filmmaker; a writer, a director, a producer, a cinematographer, a visual designer, a photographer, an actor, an editor, and some days... just a grip.