Created in 1998 and based in Vienna, Austria, the orchestra uses instruments made of vegetables. Its members include artists with a wide range of backgrounds, from musicians to designers.
Jan. 15, 2014 Austrian musician Matthias Meinharter, who is a member of the Vegetable Orchestra, uses a hand drill to make a musical instrument from a carrot during the preparations for a concert in Haguenau, eastern France. The Vegetable Orchestra plays music with instruments made out of vegetables — from carrot recorders to leek violins. The orchestra crafts instruments freshly before every performance, and the off-cuts are used to cook a soup, which is dished out to audience members after the show. Vincent Kessler/Reuters Buy Photo