Screening of Landfill Harmonic in connection with Sound + Vision

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Screening of Landfill Harmonic in connection with Sound + Vision

May 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our current temporary exhibit Sound + Vision explores the inextricable connection between music and visual expression. The show features functional and figurative representations of instruments and sound, including pieces created with materials that might otherwise be considered trash, such as recycled straws and broken toys.

In keeping with the theme of this exhibit, NLM is screening Landfill Harmonic, the inspiring story of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. Rusty cans, discarded furniture, bent forks, lost buttons, even old x-ray films become the functional instruments played by these inspiring and innovative young musicians.

The film follows their rise to fame and their remarkable courage and perseverance as their struggling community faces significant obstacles, including a natural disaster. Landfill Harmonic is a beautiful testament to the strength of collective action and the power of human spirit – themes you’ll find reflected throughout the NLM.
Photo: Favio Chávez, Teacher, Mentor and Director of The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura

NLM will remain open with special extended hours from 5:00pm – 8:30pm to allow access to the Sound + Vision exhibit, and all Museum galleries, before the film screening begins at 6:30pm. The screening is free with Museum admission, but seating is limited. Purchase your Museum tickets now to reserve your spot. Admission may also be purchased at the door the night of the screening; however, we cannot guarantee that space will be available. 

Watch a preview of Landfill Harmonic

Run time: 1 hour and 35 minutes

To learn more about Sound + Vision, click here.


May 18, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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