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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:29 PM

 

Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Turns Guns Into Musical Instruments

MEXICO CITY -- The guns that have caused so many deaths in northern Mexico are now making music.

Mechanical hammers ping against ammunition magazines from assault rifles. Gun barrels cut to different lengths ring like marimbas. Pistol parts strike metal plates, like cymbals, to create rhythmic, syncopated sounds.

"It's important to consider that many lives were taken with these weapons, as if a sort of exorcism was taking place," sculptor Pedro Reyes said in a description of his project emailed to The Associated Press.

When they were played, he said, "the music expelled the demons they held, as well as being a requiem for lives lost."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/mexican-artist-turns-guns_0_n_2680801.html?ir=Arts&ref=topbar

A truly brilliant article. I urge you to click the link and read its entirety.

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:31 PM

1. Awesome stuff Ian, thanks!

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:39 PM

2. Video is here

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:59 PM

3. I know a guy who makes electric guitars out of bullit proof glass.

They should get together!

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