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L'Escombrofònica de Barcelona

In 2004, Luiz Simoes created an installation with images and music, with the idea of a hypothetical future in which someone who had never seen musical instruments decides to build them, without technical knowledge and with the scarce resources he had, wastes of richer times.

With this idea, Simoes created two instruments using materials he found on the streets of Barcelona, rubbish, basura in Spanish, hence the name of the instruments, Basuróphonos.

Nobody asked him why to build instruments, compose music, or write choreography without being a screenwriter, musician or luthier. Maybe because the results were visual works, something he had always done.
In 2009, he began to work in something with no image as a final result. Composing a piece of music to be performed by an orchestra with instruments built by himself; questioning what we expect from people.

Then, the Basuróphonos family grew, Music for 18 things was born and finally came L’Escombrofònica de Barcelona. (Barcelona’s Rubblensemble)