The people of Cateura, Paraguay, are some of the poorest in Latin America, living off landfill. But one group has discovered a way to create art.
In a project that's as much politics as it is performance, a Mexico City-based artist teams with musicians to remold the metal from thousands of firearms into working instruments.
Got some crumpled paper laying around? Put it into the Instrument for the Sonification of Everyday Things and see what it has to say.
Got a musician's ear and a tinkerer's hand? The Made of Imagination contest seeks the ultimate homemade instruments. Ready, set, play!
Trumpets? Check. Eighty-five-ton flywheel? Check. U.K. music students incorporate the roaring sounds of a working steam mill engine into an original musical composition.
Composition played with instruments made of objects scavenged from San Francisco Dump will appear in a classical venue that belies its trashy origins.
Sewer pipes, deck railings, dresser drawers, saws, bathroom fixtures, and bird cages are just some of the junk that make up the instruments in this odd ensemble.