Slideshow: Junkyard Instruments at Avery Fisher Hall

Thursday, October 07, 2010 - 05:22 PM

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.

A rehearsal on October 7, before the New York premier of Kraft, by Magnus Lindberg
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At the October 7 rehearsal before the New York premiere of Kraft, by Magnus Lindberg.

Auto parts from a salvage yard on Staten Island
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Auto parts found at a salvage yard on Staten Island.

Alan Gilbert leading the New York Philharmonic as they perform Kraft
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Music director Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in a performance of Kraft.

Auto parts from a salvage yard on Staten Island
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

More auto parts found in the Staten Island salvage yard.

Auto parts from a salvage yard on Staten Island
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

Auto parts from a salvage yard on Staten Island.

Magnus Lindberg at a rehearsal on October 7, before the New York premier of Kraft
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Magnus Lindberg at the October 7th rehearsal, putting the final touches on the instruments heard in Kraft.

 

A rehearsal on October 7, before the New York premier of Kraft, by Magnus Lindberg
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

At a rehearsal on October 7, before the New York premier of Kraft, by Magnus Lindberg

An oxygen tank from a salvage yard on Staten Island, in the middle of Avery Fisher Hall
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

An oxygen tank from a salvage yard on Staten Island, in the middle of Avery Fisher Hall.

Auto parts from a salvage yard on Staten Island
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

Auto parts from a salvage yard on Staten Island.

One of 6 station in the upper corner of Avery Fisher Hall
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One of six stations in the upper corner of Avery Fisher Hall.

Hanging car parts from a salvage yard on Staten Island
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Hanging car parts direct from a salvage yard on Staten Island.

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Comments [3]

I really don't know what all the fuss is about. Is this man the next Stravinsky???

Oct. 16 2010 11:32 PM
Michael Meltzer

Last time I heard someone say "Philharmonic Hall," WQXR management wasn't born yet!

Oct. 07 2010 09:22 PM
BobG from NYC

I can't imagine any performance more likely to gladden the hearts of the current QXR management than to see and hear real live Staten Island junk on the stage at Philharmonic Hall. How perfectly perfect!
A metaphor from God.

Oct. 07 2010 08:59 PM

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