Vegetable men

read a short article by peter bruyn in the newspaper about das erste Wiener Gem├╝seorchester. a group of 8 musicians who play literally ‘tasteful’ music: they only play on instruments which they have made from vegetables! carrots and cucumbers instead of guitars and drums, a cuke-o-phon and radish-marimba instead of laptop and sampler. where necessary, additional kitchen utensils such as knives or mixers are employed.

one of the songs on their repertoire is kraftwerk’s ‘radioactivity’ played on a carrot-vibraphone… especially contemporary minimal and conceptual compositions are suited to play with their line-up. only fresh vegetables are suited to play on. but they don’t spill food: after each concert they treat the audience to a delicious vegetable soup…