Disarm: An Interview: Transcript

My name is Pedro Reyes and what I do is mainly sculpture. Disarm is a project . . . It is a set of musical instruments made out of destroyed weapons.

[sound of flute being played]

To make a guitar or to make a violin or to make a drum set we were working very much like cavemen. You know blowing and scratching and banging these pieces of metal, trying to figure out how to make sound with them.

[bell rhythm]

It is very important to train our capacity to play, to be a little bit foolish. I am not a musician. I often invite musicians to create compositions, which is super exciting because it means that every time that they play it is a new thing.

[guitar-like instrument riff]

The best thing is when when you don’t know when a project continues to bring surprises.

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