X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Disarm is an Orchestra of Instruments Made from Weapons

by Hazel Chua
Advertisement

This is not your typical orchestra. The instruments look especially unusual, and that’s because each of them is made using decommissioned weapons.

They were put together by artist Pedro Reyes in an effort to convert weapons into actual, playable instruments. You might remember Pedro from his previous work, where he built a fully-mechanized orchestra.

Disarm Orchestra4

Disarm is comprised of eight instruments and was made possible through a collaboration with Cocolab, a media studio in Mexico City, and various musicians.

Their first step was to gather pistols, rifles, and shotguns that were previously used by drug cartels. They were then taken apart and put together once more to create musical instruments that are controlled with the use of computers. The instruments can even be pre-programmed to play music.

Several of the Disarm instruments will be on display at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh on October 5, 2013.

[via Colossal]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Recent Posts

Othermill Pro Etches, Mills, and Prototypes Precise Circuit Boards on Your Desktop

Othermill Pro Etches, Mills, and Prototypes Precise Circuit Boards on Your Desktop

Civilization VI Cities are Something Completely Different

Civilization VI Cities are Something Completely Different

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drives Wrap Around Your iPhone

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drives Wrap Around Your iPhone

PizzaDome Makes Roughing it Less Rough

PizzaDome Makes Roughing it Less Rough

SpotMini Is a Robot Dog That Does Chores for You

SpotMini Is a Robot Dog That Does Chores for You

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo