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Trashy Music 

Wednesday, Apr 28 2010
In 2007, composer Nathaniel Stookey went to the dump and hit stuff. Things like bowls, bottles, pipes, dresser drawers, shopping carts, oil drums. When he heard a sound he liked, he pulled the particular thing that caused it out from the rubble and declared it an instrument. He deemed 30 things were instruments, and set to work creating a piece of music that ideally wouldn’t embarrass everybody involved. He overshot his mark: Today, “Junkestra,” with the S.F. Symphony’s percussion section binging and bapping the various whatsits, opens a San Francisco Symphony Chamber Music program that includes Stravinsky’s “Octet for Wind Instruments,” Prokofiev’s “String Quartet No. 2,” and Ravel’s “Piano Trio.” Esteemed company, to be sure. Tonight also marks the release date of a “Junkestra” record, along with, ahem, a dance version.
Sun., May 9, 2 p.m., 2010

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