New music crosses New York lines in 11 subway wi-fi link-upmain
Ljova Zhurbin introduces …. a short experimental video project that we’ve just uploaded — young filmmaker Chris Shimojima commissioned me to write a composition for 11 NYC subway buskers, who would be connected via the newly-established wifi network to play a song together.
The instrumentation was too good to pass up — musical saw, theremin, accordion, guitar, beatbox, as well as the more common instruments like trumpet, viola, cello and bass, and percussionists from Jamaica and Trinidad. Chance of a lifetime — and, I was conscripted to conduct.
Did it work out?
Take a look at this video, freshly uploaded this morning: