4 minute lesson
Have you ever thought about trash? Where does it go? And what can we do with it?
Today, let’s learn about a musician who also thought about trash. Instead of throwing out all of his waste, Ken Butler pondered how he could reinvent everyday objects to create musical instruments! Here’s Great Big Story with more.
What innovation! As Ken Butler said:
“At the real core of what I’m doing is to communicate that the things right around [us] can be magical and transformative, and even spiritual”
When we question routines, methods, and things that surround us, we may discover that they can be transformed to serve a new function. Innovation and creativity can help us discover new ideas, and repurpose old ones.
Have you ever thought about ways that you can redesign your environment?
Great Big Story is a global media company devoted to cinematic storytelling. Headquartered in New York, with a bureau in London, our studios create and distribute micro-docs and short films, as well as series for digital, social, TV and theatrical release.
Thanks to EWCed writer Erin Murphy from Trinity College for this contribution to EWCed’s touchstones and for her work with EWCed!
“Found Sounds: Making Instruments From Trash.” YouTube. Great Big Story, 22 Feb. 2017. Web. 14 Mar. 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKzflCztXd4>.