Landfill Harmonic is a film that follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts.
A screening of Landfill Harmonic will be held on Thursday 10 September, 8pm, in the Visitor Centre at the Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility in Devon Street.
Before the film there will be a chance to play in The Junk Orchestra, with an instrument for all who want to take part. Living in London gives director and performer Saul Eisenberg access to a range of found objects, from scrap yards & skips to scrap stores & recycling centres.
All the objects are remade, reformed or simply selected and arranged for their sonic properties. Saul uses a variety of materials, creating rhythms and sound for both dance and soundscape. It’s an evolving project that is wonderfully realised as an orchestra, there is an instrument to suit all characters. It’s all encompassing and responsive.
The venue is at 43 Devon Street (off Old Kent Road) London SE15 1AL (doors 7.30pm). If you wish to take part in the live junk orchestra (see below), please arrive at 7pm. The event is free but to attend you need to book by registering your interest as spaces are limited. Email: email@example.com