Landfill Harmonic from Landfill Harmonic on Vimeo.
When I watched this video I was truly touched by the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the children and adults that guided them. They didn’t just learn how to play a guitar or cello, their instruments were made from garbage.
A cello made from an oil can and pieces of wood thrown in the garbage; a saxophone made of spoons and buttons. These are the instruments crafted by Nicolas, a recycler with no previous experience making musical instruments, living hand-to-mouth by the garbage dump in Catuera, Paraguay.
Inspired by this initiative and creativity, Maestro Luis Szaran, director of “Sounds of the Earth,” formed a “recycled orchestra” with children living at the dump. “Our main goal isn’t to form good musicians, but to form good citizens.” Now 30 members strong, listen to the sweet sounds of these recycled instruments and the hopes and dreams of the children who play them. This is about making change/changing perceptions and stepping into the now.
With this in mind, I would like to invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE, because they too have the capacity to help you shift mind states, connect more deeply with your authentic nature, and transport you into the now.