INNOVATIONS

Paulo Salmaci

Founder and director of Rádio Sucata.

Musician, music educator, researcher, music producer and luthier.

“People are enchanted when they are faced with a disposable object that produces sounds similar to those of conventional musical instruments. This is what happened to me, when I made the first instrument using materials that would go to waste”

Creation of musical instruments using typical disposable materials

Why building musical instruments?

The goal here is to find out to what extent materials considered garbage by society can produce musical sounds.

How are musical instruments made?

The basis of this process is the selection of materials that cannot be used conventionally in traditional instruments, such as wood or leather.
Another point is that both materials, tools and techniques must be easily accessible.

The results?

You can check it below

VIDEOS

Checkout some of our experiments

Berimbau

Pvc pipe, car tire wire and soda plastic bottle.

Caxixi

Braided from soda pet bootle and mayonnaise lids

Cavaco

Biscuit tin body, broomstick arm and bicycle brake

Ukulelê

Biscuit tin body, broomstick arm and bicycle brake

Surdo

Paper and brass barrel bass drums

Triangle

Instrument made of rebar (construction iron)

Snare drum

Paper barrel and radiography membrane

Chimes

Keys, caps and machine coffee capsules

Tamborim

Preserve can and pet bottle membrane

Ocean drum

Gallon of water, X-ray membrane and bearing balls

Can bass

Soda cans, pet bottles and preserve cans

Timbal

Traffic cone and radiography membrane

Congas

Beer brass barrel with x-ray sheet membrane and banner

Guitar

Instrument with body made from water gallons and discs, arm from broomstick and strings from bicycle brake steel

Bongo

Tin drums with pet plastic membrane and plastic feed bag

Carrirola

Chime of keys and bottle metal lids, to be played with drumsticks

Vibraslap

Rebar and Tic-Tac packaging

Headless tambourine

Crown from beer barrel and soda cans

Xequere

Shaker made from plastic pet bootle and tin seals

Headed tambourine

Water gallon body, x-ray sheet and soda cans

Repique

Paint can and PET bottle plastic membrane

Berimbau

Made with pvc pipe, wire and plastic bottle

Balafon

Ceramic keys and resonant cans

Rain stick

Cans, wires and stuffing of several different materials

Caxixi

Braided ribbons made from pet bottle and canning or mayonnaise cap

Balavaco

Body from biscuit can,arm from broomstick and strings from bicycle brake steel

Tambores de jongo

Bass drums PVC with radiography plate membrane and plastic bag

Tubak

Paper tube with plastic bottle pet membrane

PHOTOS

Drums

The drums can be made from plastic, cans, strong cardboard paper or glass bodies, and membranes can be made from plastic bottle or radiography sheet

Rattles

Rattles of the most diverse models

Percussive keyboards

Percussive keyboards with glass or ceramic keys

Plucked strings

Instruments made from bicycle brake wires , with metrics extracted from conventional models

Others

Other miscellaneous categories