TAG: Instruments

Taking the Violence Out of Guns


Pedro Reyes is an artist whose work includes up-cycling artillery to make musical instruments. Having created his first series of up-cycled instruments for his Imagine project in 2012, Reyes has recently completed work on a second series, called Disarm. While the former project revolves around a collection of stringed instruments, there are 50 in total, Disarm is composed of mechanical music instruments that can be programmed to play themselves. Both were created using artillery weapons that had been seized and destroyed by the Mexican army. Including, revolvers, rifles, shot-guns, and machine guns, whose forms remain visible in their new carnation…. read more

Making Eco-Minded Music

Eco-Minded Music

A lot of aspects of living are becoming more environmentally focused. One area, though, that may not be as publicized for doing so is the music industry. An original study done in the UK found that around 540,000 tons of greenhouse gasses are released annually from the music trade. When investigating the various sectors involved in bringing music to the masses the analysis found that 43% of this was from viewer travel, 26% was caused from recording and publishing and 23% occurred as the byproduct of live shows. Along with these statistics, the Huffington Post offers 9 captions of example… read more