Earlier this year, I posted about sound designer and composer Diego Stocco who "played" a tree as a rhythmic instrument. Now, Diego has played a dry cleaner. Both projects remind me a bit of David Van Tieghem's excellent 1982 "Ear to the Ground" video, in which he "plays" the streets of New York City. Diego says:
Almost everyday, on my way to a local bakery, I walk in front of a dry cleaners.
When they have the front door open, I hear a lot of interesting sounds coming from their work equipment. Eventually, the different mechanical and steam sounds sparked something in my mind, so one day I asked the owners if I could record a piece of music by using their machines as musical instruments.
I used a puff iron, press and dry cleaning machines, a washer, clothes hangers, and a bucket full of soap.
The bass and lead sounds were created from the buzzing tones coming from the conduits and engines.
There are no additional sounds from any traditional or electronic instruments.
"Music from a Dry Cleaner" (Behance Network)