Monday, December 22, 2003

animal vegetable

quiet round these parts at the moment.

except at dawn, when a chirping has woken me for the past couple of months. I had thought it was some sort of underground creature, but it may well be a common old pigeon. This revelation will cost me. A cricket/cicada can be acommodated into garden ambience at a pinch, a coo of a pigeon will soon sound noisy like a car revving or a basketball bounce or a dog bark.

meanwhile the edible greens are inaudible. Unlike the vegetables in this orchestra.

The first viennese vegetable orchestra consists exclusively of vegetable-based instruments, although where necessary, additional kitchen utensils such as knives or mixers are employed. this creates an autonomous and totally novel type of sound which cannot be achieved with conventional musical instruments...
after the concert, the stage is left to the cooks who then work the instruments into a tasty vegetable soup which the audience and musicians consume together. the concert's audience thereby has the possibility of once again enjoying what they have just heard, examining any remaining instruments more closely and conversing with the musicians.

(via bifurcated rivets)

more samples here


Comments: animal vegetable

We have birds waking us up before dawn every day here. I am now approaching the point where buying a gun to kill each and every last goddamn bird in this street just so I can get some uninterrupted sleep during the night is not only an attractive option but an unavoidable one...
Posted by James Russell at December 22, 2003 03:06 PM

Besides, they are nasty migrant mynah birds probably. Or pigeons - coo coo cooo etc etc etc etc.. And what are they saying? mine mine mine mine mine mine..
Posted by David at December 22, 2003 04:11 PM

I have nothing to say.
Posted by Tony.T at December 23, 2003 04:22 PM

I'm not yet moved to violence. Working on my tolerance. But then we're only talking the one pigeon. The one prima donna ehibitionist early bird pigeon. Or mysterious subterranean garden spirit, whatever.
Posted by boynton at December 24, 2003 09:41 PM

But then we're only talking the one pigeon.

It only takes one to start with :)
Posted by James Russell at December 25, 2003 12:16 AM

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