How The Root Vegetable Orchestra Travels And Creates Their Musical Instruments
Vienna's Vegetable Orchestra
A few years ago I watched the vegetable orchestra on YouTube with the fascination of a little kid. If I was a school teacher, I'd have the students make their own instruments out of some vegetable that they would bring from home. The parents and kids could make it into an outing to the grocery store, where they would observe the textures, sizes, colors, skins, shapes and composition of the vegetables they eat. Perhaps it would bring them closer to their food and find them fun and fragrant, as well as investigate their tonal qualities.
The Vienna's Vegetable Orchestra now travels to distant lands enchanting their audience with the unusual instruments and inventive sounds produced during these concerts.
Without further ado, I'd like to present them in concert here on Hubpages.
Here is link to recent CBS News Coverage
Here's Your First Taste of Some Sounds
Original Instruments. Original Compositions, Original Sounds
Perish The Thought!
All of the instruments are perishable. They last for a concert and then, I don't think they eat them or cook them, they are tossed. Not in a salad. This means the musicians must go back to the drawing board, the grocery store to select the finest specimens, with the greatest potential for musical sounds, carve, wrapped, test and tap until an entire new line of instruments are ready for the concert.
In other words, the instruments are never the same. Spontaneous and impromptu, they play with spirit and color. It looks like so much fun. Although, we can imagine the art and craft of creation must be time consuming and take quite a bit of skill.
Close Your Eyes and Meditate
We are not able to watch the musicians play there instruments. You might as well close your eyes and listen. I felt like I was in a tropical jungle at one point. Move with the music. Techno and more...
The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra Website: http://www.vegetableorchestra.org/
So Awesome if you visit their website. Some really cool sound audio files.
They have a CD of music and their calendar of events.
They also do workshops. Maybe one day I will get to see them play live.
The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra
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