What do you do with an old piano that’s broken beyond repair?
If you’re sound designer Diego Stocco, you set it on fire and sample it. If you’re sound designer Tim Prebble, though, you torture it:
This poor old piano was beyond saving and so it became destined for recycling as a sound design library.
Apologies to Chopin for augmenting his sombre melody with some beats & a bassline, but I felt the death of a musical instrument deserved music of an appropriate mood and I’ll be holding a wake the night after the library is released… Rest in pieces old piano, you have brought much joy to the world, and will continue to forever more in your new virtual form!
Tortured Piano is scheduled for release April 28th, 2011 at Hiss And Roar.