INOVATIONS

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 disposal 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 disposal materials

Why build 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, which cannot be used conventionally in traditional instruments, such as wood or leather.
Another point is that both materials and tools and techniques must be easily accessible.

The results?

You can check it below

VIDEOS

Know some of experiments

Surdo

Paper and brass barrel bass drums

Triângle

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

Tin drums with X-ray sheet membrane and baner

Guitar

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

Bongo

Tin drums with pet plastic membrane and plastic feed bag

Carrirola

Chime of keys and bottle caps, to be played with drumsticks

Vibraslap

Rebar and Tic-Tac packaging

Headless tambourine

Instrumento com corpo de lata de biscoito, braço de cabo de vassoura e cordas de cabo de aço de bicicleta

Xequere

Tambor de papelão com membrana de plástico pet de garrafa

Headed tambourine

Tambores graves de pvc, com membrana de chapa de radiografia e sacola plástica

Repique

Paint can and PET bottle plastic membrane

Berimbau

Made with pvc pipe, wire and pet 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

Instrument with biscuit can body, broomstick arm and bicycle brake steel cable

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 have plastic, cans, paper or glass bodies, and plastic pet membranes or radiography plates

Rattles

Rattles of the most diverse models

Percussive keyboards

Percussive keyboards with glass or ceramic keys

Plucked strings

Bicycle brake wire rope instruments, with metrics extracted from conventional models

Others

Other miscellaneous categories