Why Didn’t Malick Use a Tree to Score ‘The Tree of Life’?


Photo: traubeck.com

Okay, so this is a real stretch if we’re talking about movie news, but I found this following video created by German artist Bartholomaus Traubeck as he has taken the cross-section of a tree and turned it into a record to be entirely fascinating.

Traubeck has dubbed the composition “Years” as he has designed a record player that plays slices of wood using a PlayStation Eye Camera and the computer program Ableton Live. Somehow, using this process, the year ring data of the tree is translated into music and surprisingly enough, it doesn’t sound entirely like noise.

I’m not sure I would want to have it playing in my living room, but I could definitely see it supplying the score to a horror film. I could even see it accompanying something like The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford or even Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will be Blood.

Give it a listen below. [Flavorwire]