Tree Art

A few people sent me links to this (thanks Tim & Gustavo) and it is definitely worth a watch: Music from a Tree

Diego Stocco – Music From A Tree from Diego Stocco on Vimeo.

Quoting from the vimeo text: “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.”

More info & photos here and high rez audio here

4 Responses to Tree Art

  1. I love Diego’s stuff, too – so much so that I wrote a blog post claiming he is a 21st century punk:

    How to make music from sand (and, why you would want to)

    His stuff is inspirational.

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