Cereal sound designer Diego Stocco makes 'plant-powered music'

Sound designer Diego Stocco is at it again. Fresh from making a tune out of leaf blower samples, he's collaborated with breakfast cereal company Kashi to create a piece of music using - you guessed it - cereals.

"The idea was to use different kinds of cereals in a musical way, so I created a set of custom instruments that would interact with the cereals, their movement and their sound," Stocco explains.

"I built a cereal-based drum kit, shakers, the Cereal Cello, a Yellow Peas Slide and other things. I also manipulated the sound of cereals through various synthesis methods in order to create tonal elements for the melody, bass and harmony parts."

Find out more on Diego Stocco's website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.