The Landfill Harmonic is comprised of an eclectic range of instruments made more noteworthy for the materials they are made out of. In place of wood and metal, the instruments have been fashioned from anything and everything found in garbage dumps. From tin cans and bottle caps to paper and even old discarded instruments, the Landfill Harmonic creations are surprisingly accurate in terms of sound and looks, to a certain extent.
Created by Nicolás Gómez, the Landfill Harmonic supplies children with instruments to foster their musical education. A natural undertaking considering that recycling is a way of life in Cateura, Paraguay, the Landfill Harmonic project takes it to another level. It has since spawned The Recycled Orchestra, which makes for a truly inspiring story.
The Landfill Harmonic Project Fosters Recycling and Musical Education
1. Recycled Instruments - Opportunities for using recycled materials to create musical instruments that are both cost-effective and sustainable.
2. Upcycling - The trend of upcycling in which waste materials are transformed into new and valuable products, such as musical instruments, is gaining ground.
3. Sustainable Music Education - A new focus on educating children about music through the use of sustainable materials and practices, like those used in the Landfill Harmonic project.
1. Education - There is an opportunity for educational institutions and organizations to adopt sustainable practices in music education, including using eco-friendly instruments and supplies.
2. Music - Musical instrument manufacturers can explore the use of alternative and upcycled materials to create sustainable and innovative products, like those used in the Landfill Harmonic project.
3. Waste Management - There is a potential for waste management companies to expand into upcycling and repurposing items for use in music education, like the Landfill Harmonic project in Paraguay.