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29 July 2015, 12:44 | Updated: 5 January 2017, 17:04
Linsey Pollak is an Australian musician and musical instrument maker who has made a name for himself by making instruments out of practically anything. So when he gave a TED talk in Sydney back in 2014, obviously, the audience wanted a demonstration.
Here’s the carrot
Quite far from a clarinet at this point…
And here’s Linsey making some holes in the carrot.
Starting to look a bit less carrot-like… but no more clarinet-like.
That funnel is a game-changer. We see where he’s going with this. But it’s still missing…
It’s a clarinet! Of course it is, we always had faith.
But what does it sound like?
You can listen and watch the whole jaw-dropping transformation here:
Wow, I want to go home and make musical instruments out of all my vegetables. An aubergine-trumpet? A courgette cello? The possibilities are endless.
Linsey has also made a bassoon out of a garden hose and bagpipes out of a rubber glove – go to his YouTube channel for more.