In the garden of my house there's a tree with lots of randomly grown twigs. It looks odd and nice at the same time. One day I asked myself if I could create a piece of music with it.
To tune the tree I picked a fundamental note and tuned the twigs by trimming them with a pencil sharpener. I used two Røde NT6 and a NTG-2 as microphones, combined with a customized stethoscope.
I recorded the tracks live on a Pro Tools LE system. I didn't use any synthesizer or sampler to create or modify the sounds. All the sounds come from playing the tree, by bowing the twigs, shaking the leaves, playing rhythms on the cortex and so on. Released 13 July 2009
Produced and performed by Diego Stocco.
You can see the video here: vimeo.com/5583313
The gallery with pictures and more detailed descriptions here: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Music-from-a-Tree/263872
In: WTF, Creative, Other Entertainment, Music
Tags: music, beats, tree, experimental, wood, imusical nstrument, stethoscope, pencil sharpener
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States (load item map)
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