Just discovered the works of Diego Stocco by way of this here video. Love it. Diego is a composer, music sound designer and performer. He creates compositions using custom built instruments, elements of nature and experimental recording techniques. In addition to his experimental work, Stocco composed the score for the feature film Chernobyl Diaries and for the video game The Conduit. He is also a featured soloist on many films and video games, including Sherlock Holmes, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations and has worked as a music sound designer on films like Immortals, Takers, Into the Blue, Crank and TV shows The Tudors and Moonlight.
This is what Diego Stocco had to say about this particular piece of work:
"Recently I bought a turntable to use it for an experiment, but that didn't turn out as I was expecting. Then, I noticed the equally spaced ridges on the plate and got an idea for something else. For about an hour I recorded short musical phrases by rubbing leaves against the turntable (the type of leaf, angle, pressure and fold determined the sound), then I combined the different takes together. Every element comes from those recordings, including the bass, kick and snare sounds (shaped with EQ, compression and resonators)."