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The Vegetable Orchestra
It’s the 15th anniversary of the Vienna-based Vegetable Orchestra and still most people are suprised when they hear about whom we are about to film: “How do you mean Vegetable Orchestra? Do they really make music with vegetables?” Indeed the preparations for a show starts with buying fresh vegetables at the local market. The Vegetable Orchestra’s studio is just a stone’s throw from Naschmarkt, the place where they gather huge amounts and all kinds of vegetables. In a workshop session the collective, that is united by a love to experiment, transforms the colourful diversity in well-sounding instruments. Some are ready-made like the pumpkin-drum or the leek-violin, some are rather complex like the carrot-flute or the celery-guitar. No doubt, it’s already a visual feast, but once on stage it also turns into a sonic one! Deep bass beats, varied percussive elements and simple melodies lines define the vegetable sound that gets audiences across the world excited.