Tree rings have also inspired an intriguing art project called “Years” by German artist Bartholomaus Traubeck. He created a record player that interprets slices of wood (known as “cookies”) much the same way a conventional record player interprets a vinyl record. This is accomplished using a set of cameras that read the width of rings that pass under its view, and translates it into piano music. Traubeck described fir trees as a dark c-minor sound, ash as “compressed and complex”, and walnut as a stressed artistic sound.
While this does not relate to dendrochronology scientifically, it offers anyone who appreciates art, music, and a handsome tree, another interpretation of tree rings.
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