We would all like to see violence give way to peace, and killing give way to creation. Mexican sculptor Pedro Reyes wants to show the world that it is possible by transforming confiscated weapons into musical instruments. A new short film from Sennheiser explores the incredible art of Pedro Reyes as part of the audio specialist’s MOMENTUM project, which seeks to showcase the life and work of some of the world’s most inspirational people, sharing their projects and unique achievements in the world of sound.
With his unique artistic vision and passion, Pedro Reyes is realising the dream of turning violence into peace. His work takes thousands of guns – the embodiment of violence – and turns them into the essence of peace, participation and unity. These guns, many of which have been fired in anger, are now fully functioning musical instruments.
Reyes’ works include guitars, saxophones, drums and even a full-sized marimba that replaces wooden keys with sections of gun barrels, painstakingly sawn down to create the perfect notes in the musical scale.
The short film ‘Disarm’, named after Reyes’ current exhibition, is one of 100 inspiring sound stories presented by Sennheiser together with Spotify through the ‘What’s your MOMENTUM?’ social video project. It explores Pedro Reyes’s work creating fully functioning musical instruments from the same weapons that caused so much destruction through Mexico’s years of drug violence.
The MOMENTUM films focus on trend-setting individuals and their unique, uncompromising commitment to innovation, and the way in which each individual embodies a spirit of MOMENTUM, or the drive to stay one step ahead of the crowd.
Presenting the sound stories is just the start – the project also invites viewers to create their own user-generated responses to the sound stories that show their own inspirational stories and interpretation of MOMENTUM.
Viewing the sound stories and uploading videos is possible via the campaign microsite at www.sennheiser-momentum.com. Participants can win music-themed city break experiences, MOMENTUM headphones and six-month Spotify Premium subscriptions.
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