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.