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TEDxAmsterdam 2013 The world sends us garbage, we send back music by Mind Map: TEDxAmsterdam 2013
The world sends us garbage, we send
back music
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TEDxAmsterdam 2013 The world sends us garbage, we send back music

the same materal that was used in a house is now used to create ...

a violin

paint tin

wood pallets

baking tray to make pizza

... and a fork

a chello

olive oil tins

wooden pallets

hammer to flatten meat

utencil to make pasta

a drum

wooden pallets

small peices of metal


a guitar

wooden pallets

two tins where we keep our sweets

a saxophone

in B-flat


ends of spoons or forks


tins for sweet corn


tops of beer bottles

with these instruments we teach the children music

the instruments have no economic value, they can't be sold, can't be mortaged, they can't be stolen

they only have value when they're in the hands of the children playing music

these children ..., ... have never owned something themselves, ... they need to be thought how to take care of something, ... don't have a pshysical space to store something

We have formed the 'Landfill Orchestra'

just like any other orchestra

with a small differce: we play with instruments made of garbage

allows the kids to learn about values

which in their commuity they can't develop

the orchastra doens't search to create good musiscians

they want to create good people

how do you teach music in a place like this?

we use the knowlege the people have gained by using garbage for their first needs to build musical instruments

The biggest landfill in Paraguay...

where everybody from the city throws away their trash

in this place, we transform garbage into music

the people ifrom this place have learning to fill their first needs using garbage

for example, this house made from garbage

in Cateaura, a violin can cost more than a house


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Favio Chavez, Find the Landfill Harmonic on Facebook

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Themes, Music, Education

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