Music from rubbish

On October 8, 2013

There are a lot of projects that recycle rubbish into many things – from creative projects that produce objects, paintings and so on to commercial businesses selling crafts from recycled materials or making PET bottles into clothing; but there aren’t many – that I’ve come across anyway – that generate music from rubbish, which is what the Lanfillharmonic Orchestra does.

The orchestra consists of children living in a slum on a landfill in Paraguay, or in the villages nearby, and their instruments have all been created from materials salvaged from the landfill – an oil drum, cans, keys, bottle tops – all of these things have new life in the orchestra.

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