Have You Seen This? Vienna orchestra plays vegetables

Posted October 17, 2016

THE GARDEN — As if playing a regular instrument wasn’t hard enough already, now people are creating and playing woodwinds made out of produce.

As someone who played in a string orchestra from fourth to seventh grade, I can tell you that learning to play an instrument is no easy task. You not only have to learn to read music, but you have to learn about rhythm, timing, where each note is and how to avoid squeaking.

Well a group in Vienna decided to add to that challenge by creating an orchestra where the instruments are entirely made of vegetables.

“For the past 18 years, these musicians have been purchasing produce from a local market, turning that produce into instruments and performing with them in front of a live audience,” according to the YouTube video description. “The vegetable scraps are made into soup, which the group then serves to the audience at the end of each performance.”

In the video, one of the orchestra members said it takes the group 2-3 hours to create their instruments before a concert. That sounds like a lot of work to me, but at least they get to eat some of the produce afterwards.

Their music is pretty impressive, and it’s cool watching them use power tools to turn carrots and eggplants into drums and flutes.


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