Disarm by Pedro Reyes is a mechanized orchestra made from decommissioned weapons. Reyes is not stranger in converting weapons to musical instruments, having completed a fair number of such projects in the past. In all, Disarm consists of eight musical instruments that were built in collaboration with artists, musicians and Cocolab media studio in Mexico City. Weapons for the orchestra were sourced from rifles, pistols, and shotguns seized from drug cartels by the Mexican army.
These weapons were then given makeovers that would make them suitable for the musical purpose of the orchestra. The orchestra can be set up to play pre-programmed music. Disarm made its debut at the Lisson Gallery in London earlier this year.