All of the Trees Will Clap Their Hands
This is one of the most compelling things I’ve seen in awhile. From Diego’s Vimeo page:
“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.”
You may also download the track for .99 cents here.
In other news, this morning I stopped Tegan the cat from massacring a very cute lizard. Tegan quickly got over it. Cute lizard was frozen stiff for about 3 minutes before I managed to convince it to “run along now, little guy!” I felt heroic.