Creating Music from a Bonsai Tree

Creating Music from a Bonsai Tree

Music from Bonsai is a project by Diego Stocco in which he creates a piece of music from a bonsai tree. To determine the key in which the track would be, he used the lowest note that he could play and recorded the rest of the piece around it.

He played the leaves and also used things like bows of various sizes, piano hammer and a paint brush and for the recording purposes he used Rode NT6, a customized stethoscope with tiny MEAS piezo transducers. He played all the music and rhythm with bonsai tree only, without using any other instrument like synthesizer.

In 2022 he launched his own music label called Sonic Artifact.

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BY M. Kogan

Hello, I am Marcio. I am an architect and designer, alma mater is Mackenzie. Retired in theory, but an architect never retires completely. Along with architectural projects, I am a filmmaker and have completed some short documentaries. Filmmaking and design are my passions. In HomeQN I write about home decoration and foundations. The goal is to teach homeowners to DYI as much as possible, and when this is not possible, enable them through knowledge, to evaluate service quotations and choose the best service technicians.

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