Scrap Metal Takes Center Stage at the New York Philharmonic in Magnus Lindberg's Epic 1985 Kraft
Q2 peers under the hood of the music of Magnus Lindberg as we follow the Finnish composer from junkyard to concert hall. Check back here to read blog entries from participants in the auto salvage yard field trip; watch videos with the composer and performers; and get reactions to the upcoming New York premiere.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
Kraft has finally come to New York, carrying with it the local, found-object flavor that composer Magnus Lindberg requires when installing this legacy-defining piece.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
On Thursday morning, composer Magnus Lindberg and the New York Philharmonic held the final rehearsal before the New York premiere of his 1985 industrial work Kraft. That piece features an arsenal of noise-making instruments augmented by various found objects, including scrap metal, an oxygen tank and other junk, all of which were picked up from a Staten Island junkyard.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Found sound is a staple of some experimental music that ends up in clubs and galleries, and other alternative spaces. But on a recent Friday, Magnus Lindberg, the New York Philharmonic's composer in residence, and several percussionists, were scouring a salvage yard on Staten Island for local junk that will be played at Avery Fisher Hall in October.