Musical Weapons

orchestra of military guns by pedro reyes

Mexican artist Pedro Reyes has given a second life to used military arms by transforming them into musical instruments. In just two weeks’ time, he has worked with six other musicians to alter confiscated armaments into a functional 50-piece orchestra. You can watch the video within post to see the making of a guitar, flute, drum kit, and more.

See also: “Music Made from a Tree.”

confiscated guns turned into musical instrument by pedro reyes
pedro reyes in his workshop guitar made from used military weapons flute made of gun by pedro reyes
Photos © David Franco

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Shipra Jain

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Shipra Jain is an Indian-based science student who graduated from University of Delhi with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics in 2009. She received a Master’s degree in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology (Guwahati) in the year 2011 with a specialization in experimental material physics. After that she migrated to atmospheric physics and started working... Follow the author @ and view more articles.

January 21, 2013 Art Metal Music