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A Duet for Leaves & Turntable

April 2, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Composer and sound artist Diego Stocco released a brief clip today featuring his experiments with a new turntable and a few freshly gathered leaves. Leaves! More specifically all bass, kick and snare sounds heard in the video were made by alternating the leaf type, angle, pressure as it was applied against the turntable. If you're unfamiliar with his work, Stocco is known for sampling audio from nature and other unexpected instruments in order to remix and modify them into music. My favorite piece is still Music from a Dry Cleaner.

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Diego Stocco Builds an Entire Orchestra of Modified Instruments

October 22, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Musician and sound artist Diego Stocco (previously here and here) is known for his unique multi-track music videos that combine sounds sampled from common objects and modified instruments. In his latest video Custom Built Orchestra Stocco endeavored to create nearly a dozen custom instruments, some completely from scratch and others from instruments he acquired with structural defects that he then altered to create new musical devices. The result is pretty amazing. See the full details of the project over on Behance.

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People Making Music with Broken Plumbing

August 5, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Here's an amazing videos of a musician realizing the air pressure from faulty plumbing makes for great music. The violinist from the video is from the Altra Volta Quartet in Poland. If you like this, also check out Diego Stocco's Music from a Dry Cleaner. (via The Awesomer)

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Diego Stocco: Music from Nature

May 31, 2012

Christopher Jobson

A new video tonight from musician Diego Stocco (previously) wherein he samples audio from trees played with a bow, bark, coconuts, bees, almonds, orange peels, rice and other natural objects to create one of his signature tracks. This guy can make music from anything! Learn more about his Music from Nature project over on Behance.  

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Making Music with a Bike

January 15, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Composer Johnnyrandom just released a new track recorded entirely by sampling sounds from a bicycle and its related components. Titled Bespoken, the track was created without the aid of synthesizers, samplers or drum machines (if you're skeptical he even provided every sound broken down into component parts over on SoundCloud). The video above is just a teaser, but you can downloaded the whole thing off iTunes and it's actually pretty great. If you're a fan of ambient/electronic music it'll be up your alley. If you liked this, also check out the work of Diego Stocco. Update: A number of you…

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