Have you ever thought that music instruments can also go green? If not, then you may now listen to the music created by some wonderful instruments that are made of recycled things. Recycling old objects can really reduce the carbon footprint of musical instruments too. Check out some such instruments are that are made to be eco-friendly.
While it may be difficult to spell, Aquaggaswack is the name of a real musical instrument that looks a bit different from other types of musical instruments. Made by Curtis Settino in 1996, this interesting instrument is made of some old household instruments that were recycled and arranged in a medley form. The complete structure can be hanged on a metallic frame that is made out of plumbing pipes. However, it is easy to disassemble this frame and transport the instrument. The complete instrument has 29 pot lids that represent octave notes. While sharper tones are created using center lids, louder tones come out of outer lids. This unique instrument can be played with brushes and sticks.
Michael Bingham’s sound sculpture
Michael Bingham is an art teacher who has used his knowledge of music and love of nature to combine in a special musical instrument that has been made of junk materials. Michael collected junk items like plastic ware, damaged tables, kitchen bowls and broken umbrella parts. Then, he recycled and reused these materials in his special melodious instrument. Michael intends to protect nature by reducing pollution and recycling waste materials. You can play his instrument by hands as well as drumsticks.
Recycled Orchestra of Cateura
Some slum residents in Cateura, South America have literally turned garbage into gold. They picked up waste materials from a huge dumping site and created the whole orchestra out of these materials. They grabbed everything ranging from drainpipes and assorted castoffs to oilcans and wood pieces. Now, their green orchestra only plays hopeful music for this slum community.
Bash the Trash
A band based in New York City has all recycled instruments to create music. This band, led by Bertles, has developed musical instruments like bang cello, French Hose, string gong and drums from recycled wood. The band not only wants their music to spread to a wider audience, but also intends to protect the environment through its efforts.
Residual Gurus band
Another band that has adopted the idea of making their musical instruments using recycled materials. Based in Barcelona, this band has created fine spiritual music using rubbish. They have improvised some elements from meditation in order to play classical music of its own kind.
Band made from rubbish
There is a band that has performed at various places in Shanghai, China. This band has the specialty of creating all their musical instruments from rubbish. They used a variety of waste materials, such as car tires, steering wheels, rims, etc. Their idea of recycling waste auto parts led to the creation of melodious instruments that also look stylish and innovative.
At times when people are becoming more aware of greener practices, we can also find a variety of musical instruments being made out of recycled materials. This is another positive step toward reducing our carbon footprint.