Bash The Trash

Illustration by Daniel Greenfeld of objects you could use to make musical instruments

This Make Music Day, join Bash the Trash Environmental Arts in raising awareness about trash pollution by building fun instruments from found objects!

The performers and educators of Bash the Trash offered their innovative designs for wind, percussion and string instruments for an exciting new approach to building instruments from everyday refuse. These amazing instruments tackle issues of waste and offer us an opportunity to look at “trash” in a new way.

And thanks to D’Addario’s Playback String Recycling program, free used guitar strings were sent around the country for people to make their own Diddley Bow!

On June 21st, the expert instrument builders of Bash The Trash hosted an Instrument-Making Party video conference with special guests from around the world, showing off homemade instruments and making music together! Check out the replay below.


Bash the Trash instruments for Make Music Day