If James Murphy had it his way, subway station turnstiles would be musical instruments in their own right, and the commuters themselves musicians.
By assigning each of NYC’s subway stations with a different set of musical keys, Murphy envisions a commuter experience where people will come to associate certain melodies with places, rather than just station and street names. As Murphy plans it, each time someone passes through a turnstile, a device would trigger the playing of a note in the station’s assigned keys. As commuter traffic fluctuates, so to would the rhythm and intensity of the subway music.
Listen to Murphy talk about his proposal here.
Via The Atlantic
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