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Magnus Lindberg, Composer

This is one of several shots I got when I followed Magnus build his set for his composition 'Kraft'. Kraft uses an enormous arsenal of instruments from symphony orchestra to junkyard car parts and buckets full of water. It's a real happening to see it performed, and the day this photo was taken we (Finnish RSO) performed it with Magnus himself and Esa-Pekka Salonen was conducting. That amount of talent brought contemporary music, which is often considered academic, alive and kicking. I had many similar shots where Magnus was in focus, but this one seemed to have more message about composition itself - also the expression of Lindberg's face was so interestingly many-sided.

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Amazing photo : indeed modern music is not academic, but (mostly) alive and kicking. Magnus Lindberg is one of the great composers of this time, but still only known to a small minority audience. May he write many more works. Your photo did catch the moment : especially the pedestrians which are not allowed to cross.

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hide photo detail info photographer: Pekka Saarinen | shooting date: 03/01/02 | country: Finland | location: Helsinki | in gallery: D30 photos | categories: People, Music, All | shutter speed: 1/50s | aperture: f/4 | ISO: 800 | lens: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L @ 140mm (224mm in 35mm film SLR) | camera: Canon EOS D30
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