Decommissioned GUNS Turned into a Musical Orchestra by Pedro Reyes!


Artist Pedro Reyes has recently produced an amazing display where he transforms decommissioned weapons into musical instruments to form a fully mechanized orchestra. Titled Disarm, the collection of eight new instruments was built through a collaboration with several musicians and Cocolab, a media studio in Mexico City.

The team acquired a variety of rifles, pistols, and shotguns seized from drug cartels by the Mexican army and used them to build the musical devices that are controlled by computers and can be pre-programmed to play music. In the video below, the Creator’s Project recently sat down with Reyes to learn more about how he “transforms negative instincts into creative instincts.” It’s well worth a watch to see the instruments in use.

http://youtu.be/ydWz2dz_keA

Disarm: A Mechanized Orchestra of Instruments Built from Decommissioned Weapons  weapons sculpture music instruments guns

Disarm: A Mechanized Orchestra of Instruments Built from Decommissioned Weapons  weapons sculpture music instruments guns

Disarm: A Mechanized Orchestra of Instruments Built from Decommissioned Weapons  weapons sculpture music instruments guns


 

Disarm: A Mechanized Orchestra of Instruments Built from Decommissioned Weapons  weapons sculpture music instruments guns

Disarm: A Mechanized Orchestra of Instruments Built from Decommissioned Weapons  weapons sculpture music instruments guns
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