07.25.2011

Music From A Tree, Diego Stocco

Posted by AJ Harbison at 11:05 pm

N.B. Thanks to my friend DJ for pointing me to this on Facebook….

This is cool. Composer Diego Stocco uses handheld microphones, a stringed instrument bow, a guitar pick, a pencil sharpener, a modified stethoscope, a MacBook Pro and ProTools to create music from a tree in his backyard. Check out the videos and photos here:

Music From A Tree

Then he did the same thing, on a smaller scale, with a bonsai tree:

Music From A Bonsai Tree

Very creative, and it sounds cool too. I dig it. What do you think?

Music From A Tree, Diego Stocco

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N.B. I’m back! I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been studying for the GRE, and taking it, but now (thank all that’s good, true and beautiful) it’s all over, so I’m hoping to be able to post a little more frequently.

The “classical” music columnist for Slate yesterday posted an article called “A Grand Tour of Contemporary Music: All the new noise explained,” which is an interesting overview of the current state of “classical” music. He provides some good historical context and then describes three broad movements he feels the music of the day is following and which are attracting a “youngish” and “hippish” audience. Good thoughts–a bit long but worth the read.

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