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Paul Snider

Paul Snider

“I have always been interested in musical sounds made from non-musical items. I went to Kenya in 2011 and volunteered at various places, one being a children's school where I taught some music. The children used their desks as drums which made beautiful sounds. Strolling through the Kenyan market I saw many items that were made from trash, such as sandals made from car tires. It is then I wondered if an orchestra could be created entirely of instruments built from junk and recycled materials. That was the inspiration for this orchestra.  Specifically related to my music project The Music of Junk, my intention is to create a musical performance unlike any seen or heard before. The instruments must be made from recycled materials. I experiment with different sounds that have never been heard before, and try to incorporate them into my orchestra. My work is important because it makes people look at recycling and music in different ways. From a recycling perspective, it highlights the necessity to recycle and shows that there are many creative ways to recycle. Musically, it inspires people to use their imagination.”

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Email: contact@themusicofjunk.com
Website: www.themusicofjunk.com


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