Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram.
Music? New York City? Maps? (And not just any map … Vignelli’s 1972 subway map!) The ability to “play” this map as a musical instrument? Information as art / music / play? Beautiful, elegant, and simple?
Doesn’t get much cooler than this, folks.