Bash The Trash!

Bash The Trash instrument making party!

This Make Music Day, join Bash the Trash Environmental Arts in raising awareness about waste pollution by building fun instruments from found objects! The performers and educators of Bash the Trash are offering their innovative designs for wind, percussion and string instruments for an exciting new approach to building instruments together. Made almost entirely from everyday refuse, these amazing instruments tackle issues of waste and offer us an opportunity to look at ‘trash’ in a new way. Download the resources to get started.

International Bash The Trash Instrument making party,
Make Music Day, Sunday 21 June
Join the open Zoom video conference on Make Music Day, Sunday 21 June, and make instruments with others across the world, show them off, and ask questions of the expert builders – watch this space for more details coming soon!
Can’t wait for 21 June? Host your own Bash The Trash instrument making party at home and get practicing for a performance on Make Music Day! Download the resources here.

About Bash the Trash
Bash The Trash, founded in 1988 by John Bertles and Carina Piaggio, builds, performs and educates with musical instruments made from reused and repurposed materials. They combine science, music and environmental awareness in performances, programs and social initiatives, reaching over 60,000 students a year in the New York City metro area, online, and nationwide through a network of regional performers. Over the years they’ve jammed with Yo-Yo Ma and Wynton Marsalis, visited Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood; led environmental parades through Washington DC; and still perform twice a year at Carnegie Hall. They have been nominated for both GRAMMY and Drama Desk awards.