Bartholomäus Traubeck - Years

Bartholomäus Traubeck - Years
Bartholomäus Traubeck - Years
1851 mb
  • Musician:
    Bartholomäus Traubeck
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  • Short info:
    Label: Not On Label ‎– ARM001
    Type: Vinyl, LP, Album
    Country: Austria
    Date of released: 17 Sep 2014
    Category: Non-Music
    Style: Field Recording, Special Effects
  • Size:
    1851 megabytes

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A1 Picea (Spruce) 4:54
A2 Fraxinus (Ash) 5:21
A3 Quercus (Oak) 4:53
A4 Acer (Maple) 4:52
B1 Alnus (Alder) 5:16
B2 Juglans (Walnut) 5:10
B3 Fagus (Beech) 4:52
B4 Fagus II (Another Beech)


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.

This record features seven recordings from different Austrian trees. They were generated on the Years installation in Vienna, January 2012.

Limited to 500

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): PICEA ABIES
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): FRAXINUS EXCELSIOR

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ARM001, ARM001RP, 2015 Bartholomäus Traubeck Years ‎(LP, Album, RP) Not On Label, Not On Label ARM001, ARM001RP, 2015 Austria 2015
none Bartholomäus Traubeck Years ‎(7xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label none Austria 2013


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