Austrian composer Bartholomäus Traubeck’s Years is one of only a handful of wholly unique listening experiences I’ve had this year, and I can’t wait for you to experience it.
Traubeck took sections of wood from different varieties of trees that grow in his homeland and converted the tree ring patterns into music. Sounds wild, right? It is. Strength, thickness and rate of growth data from the sections was used to generate piano music built upon a scale that was determined by the visual properties of the wood.
Take a listen below: