By Ameet Singh
A surge of humanity descends into the cavernous tunnels of the Metro, deep beneath New Delhi, their ears surrounded by the sonic atmosphere of clangs, drones, hydraulic whines of the coaches blending with the systematized announcements. The humdrum white noise of humans and machines. A casual stride or a passing wave of the hand suddenly makes that what is not listened to into music. The music heard is not linear, like the song of the whirring and clanging of machines, but is instead something that we co-create. The ennui and drudgery of the journey recedes into the background and travel momentarily becomes a joyous affair. This is the music of a public place – of a rapid mass transit system.
"Music which creates an intimate relationship with people in everyday life."
– Hiroshi Yoshimura
is an interactive sound installation, based on the soundscape of the Delhi Metro.
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