making music with sand making music with sand
mar 23, 2010

making music with sand

image: diego stocco

sound artist and musician diego stocco was moving around some bags of sand when he wondered if the sound they made could be turned into music. the went out and bought some piezo film which is typically used for industrial applications and taped them to his fingers and dragged it through the sand. the film rubs against the morsels of sand and plays them like strings of an instrument. stocco recorded sounds from the sand and mapped them onto a sampler as different instruments. using this tool the sand sounds can be turned into a variety of songs and other compositions.

image: diego stocco

image: diego stocco

image: diego stocco

  • Beautiful, unique, transcending!

    Rhyme T. says:
  • Inspirational research. I wonder what else you can find. Keep going

    Gardner says:
  • Would this be called “Crushed Rock” music? 🙂
    I love it!

    Jeanette Bennett says:
  • ambrosial, paradisal

    Denisa says:
  • genius 🙂

    nayla says:
  • the rolling sands

    NCTWLC says:
  • Well, interesting, but i can’t see anyone really enjoying this, for example buying it or listening it over and over again.

    EGHFF says:

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