Disarm: A Mechanized Orchestra of Instruments Built from Decommissioned Weapons

As part of his ongoing effort to transform weapons into musical instruments, artist Pedro Reyes constructed a fully mechanized orchestra. The piece entitled “Disarm” (2013) was built in collaboration with several musicians and Cocolab, a media studio in Mexico City using the remnants of weapons that the Mexican Army had seized from the drug cartels. “Disarm” combines music, sculpture, and technology creating a socially and psychologically transformative experience; Reyes states “I’m taking this piece of metal that represents our instinct of killing each other, and I’m turning it into a musical instrument, which is the most sophisticated form of communication on the planet.”

To read more about Pedro Reyes’ “Disarm” and his other projects visit his website: http://www.pedroreyes.net

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