, a composer and music sound designer coming from Italy, creates a series of viral video performances where he explores unique ways of making music, have been featured on tv and radio shows. In continuing his exploration of natural elements in a musical context, he created his latest project, a video entitled Duet for Leaves and Turntable
. Recently he bought a turntable to use it for an experiment. He noticed the equally spaced ridges on the plate and got a great idea. For about an hour he recorded short musical phrases by rubbing leaves against the turntable; the type of leaf, angle, pressure and fold determined the sound. He then combined the different takes together and created this strange and totally interesting video. Every element comes from those recordings, including the bass, kick and snare sounds, shaped with EQ, compression and resonators.
Diego Stocco was born in Rovigo, Italy in 1976. He is a composer, music sound designer and performer, who discovered music at the age of 6. He creates eclectic compositions using custom built instruments, elements of nature and experimental recording techniques. Diego is also a featured soloist on many films and video games, while he has worked as a music sound designer on numerous projects, including the films “Immortals”, “Takers”, “Into the Blue” among others. Diego also lectures at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and FIDM in Los Angeles, sharing his unique approach and techniques with their students. He is now creating more imaginary sounds, music and video performances.