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.

6 Responses to “All of the Trees Will Clap Their Hands”
  1. Amy Swacina says:

    Wow, that was creative genius right there. I loved it and it made me want to dance (like a tree).

  2. dianasaur says:

    my best friend has your post title tattooed to the inside of her arm:)

  3. Janneke says:

    Ok…I will stand in the light. From underground blog reader out in the open. It’s me, Janneke 😉

  4. Shirley says:

    Makes me think how important it is that we slow down… hangout in a garden… and let the Creator speak… I am compelled to leave my computer and go sit in a garden… or make an appointment on my too-full calendar to do so… thanks for sharing!

  5. Sorry for my bad english. Intresting title. It attracted me to read the complete post. Thanks

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