Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Home Grown Groovy

NewScientist suggests you grow your own orchestra.

Apparently, truth is stranger than fiction, as there is a Vienna-based orchestra that plays musical instruments made of veggies. They're currently working on hybrids of squash/gourds to produce guitar and trumpets.

Now if I wrote that in a book, would you believe it for a second? Or would my critique group look me in the eye and say, "No, that's just TOO damn silly"??

1 comment:

Douglas Hulick said...

I heard this group play on the radio. From what I recall, they use the insides of their instruments to make soup, which they serve to the audience at the end of the concert, too.