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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000376.txt from 2010/11

From: Jennifer Jones <helen.jennifer@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] The carrot clarinet
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 21:44:59 -0500

OOPS! That is Manuel de Falla.
Ritual Fire Dance; El Amor Bruja
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DL5vHUODzcJ8

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 1:47 PM, Jennifer Jones
<helen.jennifer@-----.com> wrote:
> CBS presentation of the Viennese vegetable orchestra
> http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=3D7076045n&tag=3DcbsnewsTwoColUppe=
rPromoArea
>
> 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. =A0That would be on a Carrot recorder. =A0(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> wro=
te:
>> Today on the CBS Sunday morning show, a Viennese orchestra, whose member=
s play only on vegetables, was given a 10 minute show. The instruments incl=
uded a carrot clarinet, a zucchini with a pepper on the end of it, percussi=
on instruments made from onion skins, beans, and a large pumpkin that was t=
humped on.
>>
>> It was delightful. =A0The only drawback was that in the orchestra's rece=
nt tour of the US, they had to make all of the instruments for every concer=
t because they don't last for more than a few hours. So the group arrives i=
n any city the night before and spends the next morning and afternoon buyin=
g and making the instruments. And should they not find a proper cucumber, f=
or example, the instrumentation changes from concert to concert.
>>
>> Dan Leeson

The dynamics didn't seem wide enough... Either it wasn't dramatic
enough, or I am desensitized. My lasagna tonight wasn't very tasty
either. First time I'd had lasagna in months too.
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