Because Trees.

Years by Bartholomäus Traubeck.

treerings

That is the sound of tree year rings translated into piano music:

A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently.

It’s like an incredibly dramatic, modern composition, without the dissonance and 300x the emotional impact.

My eyes are leaking again.

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