Vegetable Orchestra

February 14, 2003

the first vienna vegetable 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. marinated sound ideas and canned listening habits beg for expansion! this music is a playful departure from the conventional way of looking at vegetables as mere means to still an appetite. the instruments are subsequently made into a soup so that the audience can then enjoy them a second time...

Posted by Andrew Raff at February 14, 2003 01:07 PM
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Hello there

I was wondering where I can get CD's for the Viennese Vegetable Orchestra, I understand their second CD is due soon.


Posted by: angela on April 9, 2003 06:15 AM

Steven Haller, who reviewed the orchestra's CD for American Record Guide (March/April 2003, p. 201), got his review copy from Seaford Music in the UK ( The CD's label/number is Extraplatte 404. Good luck!


Posted by: Dave on April 23, 2003 09:40 AM

More information on the FVVO at their web site, here:

I think you can buy their CD directly from the label's web site,

Go to their on-line store, it is on page 6 under "Contemporary": Gemueseorchester, 1.WR./Gemise. "Gemise" is the album's title and it probably means "stir fry," but my German doesn't make it into the kitchen. List price EUR 19.50 is over $21, wow those veggies sure are expensive . . .


Posted by: Dave on April 23, 2003 10:33 AM

I wonder if anyone has had any success getting a CD of the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra or if there are any photos of them playing available stateside.

Posted by: zazel loven on May 9, 2003 12:03 PM