By Mark Frauenfelder at 5:13 pm Mon, Nov 17, 2008
I think I wasted money buying a clarinet for my daughter's music lessons. (Thanks, Dave!)
Jean-Luc, you continue to go where few have gone.
Stop playing with your food!
Check out this Japanese guy who has made instruments using every vegetable known to man.
He doesn’t use any extras, and doesn’t look as pompous either.
the clarinet wasn’t a waste. she can use the mouthpiece to play a carrot.
This isn’t that new. They’ve been around quite a while.
Check out the Wyldmen…they’ve been doing this sort of thing for a while
every once in a while something is posted which i can’t comment on in a constructive manner.
yet i am still compelled to make noises simply to express my delight.
that said ,
SQEEEEEEEEEEEEE :-) :-) :-) :-) EEEP WOOOO
#3 Sean O’Hagan (THE Sean O’Hagan?) I thought of Heita too. He seems like a really sweet guy on his vids.
Rhapsody in tuber?
Funny you should post this – I was walking through the produce aisle this very evening, wondering what would happen if Pete Postlethwaite were genetically spliced with Patrick Stewart.
Talk about serendipity. Freeow!
if Pete Postlethwaite were genetically spliced with Patrick Stewart.
Make it so, Number 85.
I don’t care if it’s been done before, it’s still COOL!
It looks like an alto sax mouthpiece and sounds like one too, it would be hard to use a clarinet mouthpiece on a carrot because the opening is much larger since it fits inside the clarinet body where the alto mouthpiece tapers down.
It would have been better if he juiced it at the end.
Using the clarinet mouthpiece and a reed does seem like cheating a bit. It still sounds much better than I expected though.
Saw this guy (I’m 99.998% sure) performing in Shizuoka some years back. Spoke to him afterwards, and apparently he makes wind instruments for a living, so you end up with a natural sense for where the holes need to go.
nice carronet! :)
::melts into a puddle of music-geek squee::
But will it blend?
One would think that such a crafty fellow would be able to deinterlace his video.
And peep the middle finger action at 3:05
I like his song!
this made my dog do the RCA dog tilted head thing.
hey its Lindsay Pollack – an Aussie guy who plays musical inventions at heaps of festivals.
It’s amazing that it’s so in tune.
A friend of mine made a bunch of wind instruments (with proper mouthpieces) out of random piping, and when played together they produced “harmonies” that were … interesting.
I think he’s practised this quite a bit.
Who said that beans were the musical fruit?
What did he carve the delay pedal out of? A manglewurzel?
Apparently, at the end of performances by the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra, the audience are served soup made from the ‘instruments’.
Anyone who’s ever seen the drain valve opened on a brass instrument might feel a bit squeamish about eating this soup.
This guy also plays a pretty mean bicycle.
The world is awesome.
That fine and beautiful instrument is a Carrote-Chalumeau.
Having built a clarinet out of copper tubing as a physics project (I calculated where the holes needed to be drilled), and also having played the E flat clarinet (supranino), I can make these observations.
Drilling random holes in whatever cylinder isn’t going to make it in tune, and yes, the performance was in tune.
That was no clarinet mouthpiece, not even an supranino mouth piece.
That short of a cylinder isn’t going to play that deep. Up it an octave.
My copper clarinet didn’t even sound close to what my real clarinet sounded like. A carrot? YKTBFKM.
You definitely need a US-sized carrot to do that..you might need to go for a Piccolo with an Italian one :D
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