Jon And Chantel

This Orchestra’s Only Instrument is Vegetables

Didn’t your mama ever tell you not to play with your food? 

Apparently, the rules are a little different in Austria. A group of musicians has spent the better part of two decades raiding farmer’s markets and produce sections to source their sound. 

They turn ordinary squashes and carrots into instruments. Becuase they are (obviously) perishable, the instruments are thrown into a soup at the end of the performance and served to audience members. 

Now I don’t know about you, but after some dude has blown his saliva into a cucumber playing a mean Hot Cross Buns, I think I’d pass on the soup. Take a look for yourself. 



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