July 1, 2013

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Instead of the usual music video, we thought we’d put up something more interesting and inspiring for Music Mondays. We thought that this was pretty rad. Artist Pedro Reyes has done a series of musical instruments built from decommissioned weapons. The series is aptly named Disarm. The guns were taken from a collection of illegal weapons, collected by the Mexican army. Pedro has turned them into instruments, operated by computers, but they can also be played physically by people.

Pedro says that transforming the weapons into instrument is “…more than physical. It’s important to consider that many lives were taken with these weapons; as if a sort of exorcism was taking place, the music expelled the demons they held, as well as being a requiem for the lives lost.

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