UPDATE 16/03/10. "Music from a Bonsai" : )
vimeo.com/10198497

UPDATE 04/19/12. "Music from Nature"
vimeo.com/43198585

UPDATE 04/02/13. "Duet for Leaves and Turntable"
vimeo.com/63099316

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.

At this link you can see some pictures with more detailed descriptions: behance.net/Gallery/Music-from-a-Tree/263872
I hope you'll like it.

UPDATE 10/24/09. If you'd like to connect on Twitter:
twitter.com/DiegoStocco

The track is also available as an high-quality download on my Bandcamp page: diegostocco.bandcamp.com/track/music-from-a-tree

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