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Great Job, Internet!: Vienna’s Vegetable Orchestra is more than just a memorable gimmick

“It’s not impossible to make music with vegetables,” declares Austrian experimental musician Susanna Gartmayer. This statement will come as no surprise to many veteran rockers, particularly those who belong to jam bands, but Gartmayer is referring not to acid casualties but to the kinds of vegetables procured from farmers’ markets. She is a member of Vienna’s famed Vegetable Orchestra, an ensemble whose instruments are fashioned entirely from vegetables, including carrots, celery, peppers, squash, and zucchini.
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