Mama Said Not To Play With Your Food

So I didn’t grow up to play music with the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra. That’s what I said, “vegetable.”

This video starts slowly, as the musicians choose their “instruments” at the market and then prepare them for playing. A carrot becomes a recorder, eggplants become clappers, a leek is a violin, and squash become percussion instruments. It’s funny to see how creative they were.

Go with it to the end as the group plays in concert. Some of it is kind of catchy, some of the “music” sounds like our bedroom at night after a meal of beans!

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Is that a fresh sound, or what?

I wonder if they started this playing music with vegetables in an attempt to save money on musical instruments? With the price of fresh vegetables these days, those aren’t bargain priced instruments.

My husband, Eric, said he heard they were going to start a Vienna Seafood Orchestra until they found out that you can’t tune a fish.

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  4 comments for “Mama Said Not To Play With Your Food

  1. April 1, 2008 at 1:04 am

    Love it!! In fact, I loved it so much that I just shared it with a bunch of my musician friends.

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  2. April 1, 2008 at 8:56 am

    And that is probably how most early instruments happened in the first place.

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  3. April 1, 2008 at 11:30 am

    That was just weird!! LOL 😆

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  4. Marcia
    April 2, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    The carrot recorder blew me away, but I loved it all, well, the bedroom sounds were much as you described, but the rest was cool.

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