Light work made of thousands of old CDs

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What to do with your old CDs is a conundrum not easily solved. A dazzling sculpture by artist Bruce Munro, made from fibre-optics and 50,000 CDs, called Blue Moon on a Platter (above), will rise, in an unearthly blue, from Waddesdon Manor’s amphitheatre in Buckinghamshire next week, like the biggest disco ball you’ve ever seen.

Another piece, Angel of Light, spreads its shining wings across the front lawn of the 19th-century French château-style house that was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874.

Einojuhani Rautavaara’s music, Angel of Light, inspired the artist. Munro says: “After listening to the piece, I knew what I wanted to make: a time-lapse creation of a huge halo.” ”

Bruce Munro Light Sculptures, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire ( 15 November to 1 January 2013