In our recent discussion of the PMA convention in Houston, Texas, we queried whether a great closing speaker could keep attendees in town for that last day. Well here is another idea, let us hire the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra:
The Vegetable Orchestra performs music solely on instruments made of vegetables. Using carrot flutes, pumpkin basses, leek violins, leek-zucchini-vibrators, cucumberophones and celery bongos, the orchestra creates its own extraordinary and vegetabile sound universe.
The ensemble overcomes preserved and marinated sound conceptions or tirelessly re-stewed listening habits, putting its focus on expanding the variety of vegetable instruments, developing novel musical ideas and exploring fresh vegetable sound gardens.
This video takes you through the whole process, from buying the vegetables, to making the instruments, to a grand performance:
You can get info on their latest CD, listen to excerpts and buy it as a CD or an MP3 download right here.