Great Big Story spoke with musician Susanna Gartmayer who is a member of the amazing Vegetable Orchestra in Vienna, Austria. The Orchestra is incredibly unique as all of their primary instruments are made completely out of vegetables that are prepared to play before the show along with a soup made from the leftovers.
We make a soup during the building process of the vegetable instruments with the remaining vegetables and we serve it to the audience after the concert. And it’s also after hearing and seeing us and smelling the vegetables, which will be intense in there because it’s so small, this theater. And then you can also eat it. You never get it out of your head anymore, if you’re in the orchestra, to look vegetables in another way.
In 2014, the Vegetable Orchestra performed a 20-minute concert during TEDxVienna.