Diego Stocco

Step 1: Take a handful of Linsay Pollak’s creativity for making musical intruments.
Step 2: Add the spirit of Leon Theremin, and a pinch of desire to create a new form of music.
Step 3: Stir liberally and bring to the boil.

The Result? An amazing stuff extravaganza in the form of Diego Stocco’s incredible Custom Built Orchestra.

Stocco is well known for his instrumental modification and multi-track videos, which combine sound and video samples from expertly altered musical instruments and common objects. In the making of this video, Stocco created an entire orchestra of modified instruments, purpose built for this unique piece of music.

Said Stocco, “I’ve always been fascinated by the raw musical power that an orchestra can express, so, after creating a series of videos where I’m performing a multi-track piece with an instrument I designed, I decided to take the concept a step farther and create my own orchestra made of unusually unique instruments.

The project started by handcrafting a diverse selection of instruments, then I wrote a composition where I could fit them all in and finally performed each part. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed doing it!”

A brief on all his custom instruments and previous work is available on his profile page at Behance.

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