March 13, 2011

'A Fistfull of Carrots' - A Vegaphonic Soundtrack

This musical composition was recorded using instruments made completely of vegetables (and 3 rubberbands). It was inspired by the soundtracks from such films as 'Once Upon A Time In The West', 'A Fistfull of Dollars', and 'The Good, The Bad And The Ugly' composed by Ennio Morricone. Marko and i call our composition...


'A Fistfull of Carrots'
composed by...
ONION Morricone.
*pause for knee slap*

Characters and Instruments:
Horse - Bottle Pumpkin Clapper
Steam Train - Bag of Onions & Paprika Shakers
Steam Train Whistle - Carrot Flutes
Notes of suspense - Pumpkin Guitar with Rubberband strings
The Hot Breeze - Baritone Carrot Flute
The Dripping - Pinto Bean dropped into a Pitcher of Water
Note: The dripping noise is meant to give you as the listener a 'view point' in the scene. Your standing on the train platform and there is a constant drip from a leaky water barrel close by.
Outlaw #1 - Winter Carrots 'walking' through Pinto Beans
Outlaw #2 - Leek 'walking' through Pinto Beans
Voice - Note: On this track there is a spoken conversation between the two outlaws. In the live version this 'conversation' takes place between a Cauliflower Trumpet and a Bottle Pumpkin Trumpet.
Gunshots - Carrot flutes played by popping your finger out of the mouth peice.

This composition was written especially for Museum Rotterdam and was executed on MuseumNacht 2011. Will we ever perform as The Vegaphonic Orchestra again? Yes, if you pay us a substantial amount of money. Have you ever tried tuning a carrot? I can tell ya, it ain't easy. : )

2 comments:

Tart Deco™ said...

Fun! Btw, how does one make a pumpkin flute? I can figure out the logistics of a carrot flute, but pumpkin? I am stymied...

Shelley Rickey said...

Hey Gal.
Woops... actually that was a mistake. I meant a Baritone Carrot Flue. :P
I've corrected it.
Thanks!