Weapons turned into musical instruments

Using weapons confiscated from Mexican drug cartels, artist Pedro Reyes has created a selection of musical instruments. He built them by selecting parts from the more than 6,700 guns and weaponry turned in at Ciudad Juarez, a city in Mexico that say about 10 people a day being shot every day at the height of its violent period.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Tom Lamb plays a musical instrument 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Tom Lamb plays a musical instrument 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: John Coxon of Spring Heel Jack plays a musical instrument 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: John Coxon of Spring Heel Jack plays a musical instrument 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Musical instruments made from recycled gun parts are played 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Musical instruments made from recycled gun parts are played 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)
LONDON, 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Automated musical instruments made from recycled gun parts are shown at Pedro Reyes' exhibition 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Automated musical instruments made from recycled gun parts are shown at Pedro Reyes' exhibition 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: An automated musical instrument made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' exhibition 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: An automated musical instrument made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' exhibition 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: A musical instrument made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: A musical instrument made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Artist Pedro Reyes stands behind one of his musical instruments sculpted from recycled guns 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Artist Pedro Reyes stands behind one of his musical instruments sculpted from recycled guns 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: A musical instrument made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: A musical instrument made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: A musical instrument made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: A musical instrument made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: An automated musical instrument made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' exhibition 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: An automated musical instrument made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' exhibition 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: An automated musical instrument made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' exhibition 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: An automated musical instrument made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' exhibition 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Artist Pedro Reyes holds one of his musical instruments sculpted from recycled guns 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Artist Pedro Reyes holds one of his musical instruments sculpted from recycled guns 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Artist Pedro Reyes holds one of his musical instruments sculpted from recycled guns 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Artist Pedro Reyes holds one of his musical instruments sculpted from recycled guns 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Artist Pedro Reyes holds one of his musical instruments sculpted from recycled guns 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Artist Pedro Reyes holds one of his musical instruments sculpted from recycled guns 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Artist Pedro Reyes sits with some of his musical instruments sculpted from recycled guns 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Artist Pedro Reyes sits with some of his musical instruments sculpted from recycled guns 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Artist Pedro Reyes holds one of his musical instruments sculpted from recycled guns 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Artist Pedro Reyes holds one of his musical instruments sculpted from recycled guns 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: A guitar made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: A guitar made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: A guitar made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: A guitar made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Pan pipes made from recycled gun parts are shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Pan pipes made from recycled gun parts are shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: A banjo made from recycled gun parts and a soldier's helmet is shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: A banjo made from recycled gun parts and a soldier's helmet is shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: A guitar made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)
Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Rehearses Using Musical Instruments He Has Created From Weapons Confiscated From Mexican Cartels
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: A guitar made from recycled gun parts is shown at Pedro Reyes' 'Disarm' exhibition 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)

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