This Record Player Is Playing No Ordinary Record. So Cool!

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Artist Bartholomaus Traubeck has the turntable of all turntables. And no, he isn’t a vinyl snob. His record player doesn’t even play the Rolling Stones, Queen, or The Beetles. His plays tree rounds. Mr Traubeck programed a machine to translates the age rings on trees into piano music.

What a concept! The texture and arrangement of the different wood grains has been translated sonically into music. No two three rings are the same and each type of wood is uniquely different from another. I would like to see the sheet music for this. It’s beautiful! (You can see more of Tranbeck’s work here.)

Thinking about going vinyl? No, you won’t be able to buy a record player like the one Traubeck made but it’s a big decision none the less. It will change the way you see music for the rest of your life. Here are a few things to consider before you take that retro plunge.

Here’s the video. Turn up your speakers and hit play…