Man Makes Music on His Backyard Tree (Video)

Sheri Reed

treeI've always known my backyard is a special place: the flowers we plant and tend, the tiny patch of lawn where the kids play, the picnic table my dad built where we sometimes share summer meals, the birds that come (!!!), and the lovely pomegranate tree that grows into our yard from the neighbor's.

But sound designer and composer Diego Stocco found even more magic in his yard than all the obvious stuff that meets the eye -- he actually found a way to make music from a tree in his backyard.

Check out this video. Amazing!

About this little musical project, found via modcloth, Diego says: "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."

And then he did it.

Diego used microphones and a customized stethoscope but no 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."

I'm awestruck. 


Image via by *Arielle*

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