Sunday, April 1, 2012

And NOW, for your listening pleasure...

...the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra!

Yes, despite the date, this is not a hoax. There really is an orchestra that performs on instruments made entirely from vegetables. Carrot recorders. Pumpkin tympani. Bean maracas. According to their website, they have made three albums of their music so far--surprising, since they need to make new instruments for each performance. (They use power tools to drill any holes necessary in carrots and the like, in case you were wondering.) I've attached a YouTube video to give you a sample of their performance methods and sound.

Kudos to my friend John Desmond, who brought the Orchestra to my attention. Happy April Fool's Day, everyone!

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