Who is Nathaniel Stookey?
Nathaniel Stookey is an American classical music composer. He is the youngest composer ever commissioned for the San Francisco Symphony's New and Unusual Music Series. He collaborated with children's book author Lemony Snicket on the work The Composer Is Dead, a musical introduction to the orchestra for children.
In 2007 as an artist in residence with Norcal Waste Stystems, he composed Junkestra, a classical composition for thirty instruments made out of trash found at the San Francisco dump. Among the instruments are a plastic trash can lid, bicycle wheels, a car bumper, potp, pans, mixing bowls, serving trays, sewer pipes, deck railing, a saw, a bird cage, a shopping cart, glass bottles, and an oil drum.
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