Sunday, January 22, 2012

If A Tree Falls On A Record Player, Does It Make A Sound?

This is the music a slice of wood makes when it’s played on a record player.

As you’ll see in the video below, Years utilizes a wooden disk created out of a finely sliced tree trunk. It is similar in thickness and shape to a traditional record. And instead of the typical needle you’d find on most record players, it’s been replaced by a hacked PS Eye Camera.

The resulting music is eerie and a bit whimsical. There’s a definite pattern present, and cracks or knots in the wood yield a particularly disruptive response.”

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