A Symphony Against the Grain


They allow us to breath, beautify our landscape and have dense symbolic meaning in all cultures.  Arbor Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April.  Imagine your life without trees, then contemplate the thought of each having its own voice, its own song that resonates throughout its lifetime.  Bartholomäus Traubeck, the German born artist, has, with his current project Years.  Using a computer and a modified turntable, he takes slices of wood and modifies a piano setting that plays in accordance with the tree’s year rings.  The outcome is varied and dramatic depending on the grains of each tree he uses.  Traubeck will be releasing a limited edition of 12″ vinyl of this work this summer, and a compact disc release planned for the fall.  Smaller revelations than this have changed our perceptions of the world around us and the life among us.

Published by Samien Schoen

A fan, and promoter, of the graphic novel artform. A lover of life and song. A dreamer of incredible and alternate realities. A witness to the dedication of an open mind.

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