Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels


Tom Lamb, John Coxon and Charles Hayward perform on musical... News PhotoEngland,Gun,Horizontal,Human Interest,London - England,Machinery,Making,Musical Instrument,Performance,UKPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesLONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: (L-R) Tom Lamb, John Coxon and Charles Hayward perform on musical instruments made from recycled gun parts, at the Lisson Gallery on March 26, 2013 in London, England. Mexican artist Pedro Reyes received 6,700 destroyed weapons from the Mexican government from which he sculpted two groups of instruments. The first, a series titled Imagine, is an orchestra of fifty instruments, from flutes to string and percussion instruments, designed to be played live. The second, Disarm, is an installation of mechanical musical instruments, which can either be automated or played live by an individual operator using a laptop computer or midi keyboard. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)