If Trees Could Talk…

..This is what they would sound like.

An German artist named Bartholomäus Traubeck has figured out a way to use a computer to interpret the sound a tree’s rings would make if you spin a cross-section of the tree on a record player.

The thin tree trunk disc spins like a normal record, but the “needle” is a light that translates the pattern of the tree’s rings (grooves) into a computer program which then interprets what the rings might sound like if played on a piano.

So while it’s not “truly” the elemental sounds of nature, it’s a pretty interesting instance of modern technology helping us see the natural world in a new way. And it actually sounds pretty good.

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