Making music from children's old toys

Children's keyboards, educational spelling toys and even an evil-looking Barbie all help to create the unique sound of Birmingham's Modified Toy Orchestra.

The group's five musicians "liberate" the toys by taking apart their circuits and reworking them - with nearly 50 specially adapted instruments being used altogether.

BBC News went along to their studio in Birmingham to see the group perform the song Qwerty from new album Plastic Planet, ahead of a tour starting next week.

Creator Brian Duffy explained how the toys were modified - and how many batteries they go through in each performance.

It is not advisable to copy the activities shown in this video.

Modified Toy Orchestra website

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