Leaves and Turntable Duet

April 3, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

“A Duet for Leaves & Turntable” is the latest audio experiment from Italian composer/sound designer Diego Stocco. Using only a turntable and found leaves (yes, leaves, like from a tree), Stocco created this bumpin’ multi-track beat. It’s pretty incredible how many sounds he achieves simply by alternating leaves and changing the angle and pressure with which they’re applied to the turntable.

Stocco is no novice when it comes to transforming natural materials into music: in the past he has created songs using such unlikely instruments as trees, sand, bees, rain, and … a dry cleaner. Sure, why not?

Check out more of Stocco’s imaginative audio art here.