Vegetable instruments in concert. And a feast!
Unique sound universes
There are no musical boundaries for the Vegetable Orchestra
. The most diverse music styles come together here – classical and contemporary music, beat-oriented House tracks, experimental Electronic, Free Jazz, Noise, Dub, Clicks’n’Cuts… but that’s not what makes this orchestra special. It is unique not (just) because of the music they play, but also for the way in which it is performed. The Vienna-based ensemble is the first orchestra in the world that performs not on pre-constructed instruments, but on ones made of fresh vegetables by the members themselves for each concert. Armed with a thorough knowledge of the sound properties of each vegetable instrument, they coax musically and aesthetically sophisticated sounds out of them to create utterly unique sound worlds. The ensemble is a mix of people with different artistic backgrounds - musicians, visual artists, architects, designers, media artists, writers and sound poets all come together in the group. And all the members of the orchestra have an equal voice in artistic, aesthetic and infrastructural decisions of importance.
Five albums and hundreds of soldout concerts in the most prestigious concert halls all over the globe spanning two successful decades of performing are proof that their artistic objective - exploring the sounds of the world around us and creating music which cannot be reproduced by any other instrument - has been met with worldwide approval.
A concert of the Vegetable Orchestra truly appeals to all the senses: as an encore at the end of the concert, the audience is invited to enjoy fresh vegetable soup!
: Festival Pass 60 € / 14 € / Pre-sale 11,20 € / Senior 11.20 € / Students, Disability 7 €
Discounted tickets can be purchased at the Information office of Narodni dom Maribor or at the concert venue up to an hour before the concert.