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March 27, 2010 4:35 AM   Subscribe

Music from a bonsai. Diego Stocco Flash, auto-music makes music from lots of things. Here he makes music from a bonsai.
posted by djgh (12 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
I like it. I too am very interested in the enormous sonic potential of everyday things: manmade objects, plants, whatever. As long as you've got the right mics and the willingness to explore and experiment (and some rhythmic/musical sense) there's definitely lots of music to be made from trees, pine cones, ping pong balls, boxes and bowls and pieces of furniture and... well, the sky's the limit.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:56 AM on March 27, 2010


Tree-four time.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:59 AM on March 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


Tree-four time.

Actually, he's branched out into other time signatures, exploring the roots of natural sound. And while some might say he's out on a limb, I think he leaves the competition behind.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:27 AM on March 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


Tree-four time. *RIMSHOT!*
posted by ExitPursuedByBear at 6:37 AM on March 27, 2010


I was kind of hoping for something more like this.
posted by cleancut at 8:06 AM on March 27, 2010


Plant torture!!
(OK, I liked it.)
posted by Drasher at 8:13 AM on March 27, 2010


Couldn't he achieve the same just playing his microphones?
posted by Jode at 8:32 AM on March 27, 2010


Couldn't he achieve the same just playing his microphones?

No.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:33 AM on March 27, 2010


Music from a Bonzai.
posted by markkraft at 10:54 AM on March 27, 2010


Music from a cactus.
posted by moonmilk at 11:12 AM on March 27, 2010


His Experibass (video on his website) is freaking awesome.
posted by Saxon Kane at 12:37 PM on March 27, 2010


Jode: "Couldn't he achieve the same just playing his microphones?"

Is there any object large enough to make air move that you could not record samples from, given the right microphone? No. In that sense you are right, this is more a display of recording and editing than it is a display of anything related to bonsai trees.
posted by idiopath at 1:02 PM on March 27, 2010


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