Music without musical instruments
Diego Stocco, an Italian composer, doesn’t need standard musical instruments to create creative acoustic compositions: anything can become an instrument in his hands! The skilled composer makes distinctive and innovative tunes by extracting unique sounds from sand, trees, or even an ordinary stapler.
Diego wears incredibly sensitive microphones on his fingertips for his sound experiments, which capture and transfer noises to a computer. And anything can be used as a sound source. The author rustled the leaves of a tree, pounded on the trunk, and lead the bow along the branches in the “Music from a Tree” project, for example. Diego used sand in his work “Music from Sand” in a variety of ways: he sprinkled it, moved sticks over it, and so on. In general, all the author has to do is wish to, and even the tiniest noise becomes part of his musical composition.
The noises Diego Stocco gets are preserved in their original form in his tunes, i.e., they are not changed with the use of equipment. A standard medical phonendoscope is the only tool that enables the author achieve the optimum sound quality. You may watch and listen to the process of making tunes in the video.
Diego Stocco grew interested in music when his parents gave him his first electronic keyboard when he was six years old. Since then, the composer has continued to explore with sound, discovering a growing number of new musical sources. The author, on the other hand, does not refer to himself as a composer, preferring to use the phrase “sound designer” to describe his work.
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