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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000375.txt from 2010/11

From: dickwilliams <dickwilliams@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] The carrot clarinet
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 19:33:02 -0500

I wasn't sure these wre Viennese carrots until I noticed the
accents

----- Original Message -----
From: Jennifer Jones <helen.jennifer@-----.com>
To: The Klarinet Mailing List <klarinet@-----.com>
Subject: Re: [kl] The carrot clarinet
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 13:47:09 -0800

>CBS presentation of the Viennese vegetable orchestra
>http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=3D7076045n&tag=3DcbsnewsTwoColUpper=
PromoArea
>
>Viennese vegetable orchestra on YouTube
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DhpfYt7vRHuY
>There is a bit that makes me think of Manuel Defalla's
>Ritual Fire Dance. That would be on a Carrot recorder. =

>(Completely carrot; fipple and all)
>
>
>Making a carrot clarinet:
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DLWbj7FYEi3M
>
>I tried googleing for carrot clarinet specifications to see
>if I could get measurements to make a good carrot clarinet,
>but didn't find anything.
>
>Can anyone tell us how to make a carrot clarinet?
>
>
>Snopes discussion on Carrot Clarinet:
>http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=3D30228
>
>
>
>On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Dan Leeson
>> <dnleeson@-----.net> wrote: Today on the CBS Sunday
>morning show, a Viennese orchestra, whose members play only
>on vegetables, was given a 10 minute show. The instruments
>included a carrot clarinet, a zucchini with a pepper on the
>end of it, percussion instruments made from onion skins,
>>beans, and a large pumpkin that was thumped on. =

>> It was delightful. =A0The only drawback was that in the
>orchestra's recent tour of the US, they had to make all of
>the instruments for every concert because they don't last
>for more than a few hours. So the group arrives in any city
>the night before and spends the next morning and afternoon
>buying and making the instruments. And should they not find
>a proper cucumber, for example, the instrumentation changes
>>from concert to concert. =

>> Dan Leeson
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