Kraft

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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Magnus Lindberg's Kraft

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tonight's broadcast features one of the most attention-getting pieces of the fall season: Magnus Lindberg's Kraft. The 1985 work features an arsenal of noise-making instruments, all picked up from a Staten Island junkyard.

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Making Music with Helium Tanks and Suspension Coils

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.

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Slideshow: Junkyard Instruments at Avery Fisher Hall

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.

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Junkyard Impressions

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I went to high school in Milwaukee, and I’ve been to junkyards, looking for cheap tires for my rusty old car. And those were amazing junkyards… I mean for miles. But I’ve never gone searching for instruments before! 

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New York Philharmonic Uses Staten Island Junk for 'Kraft'

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.

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Junkyard Orchestra

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

On a sweltering Friday afternoon, a group of musicians including the Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg piled into a van bound for a Staten Island junkyard. Their task? To find ingredients for the composer's 1985 work, Kraft.

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