From pipes to musical pieces: Brazilian project makes PVC violins for children

10/9/2021 8:06:00 PM

From pipes to musical pieces: Brazilian project makes PVC violins for children

From pipes to musical pieces: Brazilian project makes PVC violins for children

SANTO ANDRE, Brazil : An orchestra making music from pipes.This is the driving idea behind the Locomotiva Project which converts polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes into violins and cellos and offers free music lessons to dozens of young musicians in Brazil's Sao Paulo state.'It's a process that takes a

LinkedIn SANTO ANDRE, Brazil : An orchestra making music from pipes."I am recovering well," Pele, 80, said in a message posted on social media.LinkedIn Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said he was unsure if his Brazilian players could play against Leeds United in the Premier League on Sunday after they were ruled ineligible because the Merseyside club did not release them for World Cup qualifiers.LinkedIn LONDON : Hit Disney animation"Frozen" has come to the London stage, officially opening as a West End musical on Wednesday in a theatre newly restored by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

This is the driving idea behind the Locomotiva Project which converts polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes into violins and cellos and offers free music lessons to dozens of young musicians in Brazil's Sao Paulo state."It's a process that takes a bit of work to do, it's time-consuming," said Ivan da Silva Oliveira, a luthier who makes violins for the project.The hospital treating him said Monday the former footballer was recovering in an intensive care unit.The production process consists of 42 steps from cutting and heating the pipe to framing and trimming the instrument.Klopp said they would have needed a further 10 days to get back on track if they went into hotel quarantine.But the savings cannot be denied.The tumor was detected during routine tests, according to the Albert Einstein Hospital, where Pele has undergone treatment since August 31.A violin crafted by a luthier, who specialises in constructing and repairing string instruments, can cost up to 8,000 reais (US$1,540), depending on the wood, Ivan said."The great thing about the stage version is that we're humans, we're not animated characters, and we're able to bring a little more of ourselves to the roles," said McKeon, adding she felt honoured to play Anna.

Even an average violin is valued at around 800 reais, but the PVC material means the cost drops to around 300 reais instead.The only player in history to win three World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970), Pele is considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time..After they started making the violins in 2018, this cheaper solution allowed the organisation to wipe out its long list of youths between seven and 17 years of age waiting to receive an instrument."It's a PVC pipe that becomes a violin, with which we make music, play, do a lot of cool stuff.Four years later, Pele gave a tantalizing glimpse of his ability with an electric individual goal against Mexico in Brazil's opening 2-0 win.This is magic," said conductor Rogério Schuindt."It looks like the real punishment is for the players because they can't play.In addition to violins, the project also produces cellos and has its own orchestra.mel/lm/ob/dw/caw."Tell the guards to open up the gates and I hope that they enjoy coming on that journey with us.

The PVC pipes usually used in construction and hydraulic installations are donated by petrochemical company Braskem."It's a sensational thing, knowing that a pipe that carried water now brings music," said Gabriel Santos Espinoza, 11, one of the project's students, hugging his PVC violin.The world is still in a pandemic.(US$1=5.1976 reais) (Reporting by Leonardo Benassatto; Writing by Karishma Singh; Editing by Diane Craft) Source: Reuters.

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