James Murphy & The ‘Subway Symphony’

James Murphy, late of LCD Soundsystem, hates the sound the NYC subway turnstiles make when a Metro pass is swiped through them.

“They make this unpleasant beep and are all slightly out of tune from one another,” Murphy said, in an interview in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. Murphy wants to turn the daily routine of people going through the turnstiles into an ambient ‘subway symphony’. Continue reading

Billy Corgan Plans 8-Hour Live Modular Synth Interpretation Of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha

bill-corgan-ambient-jamSmashing Pumpkin’s Billy Corgan has announced plans for an 8-hour modular synth ambient interpretation of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha:

On 2//28 I’ll be doing a show at Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse (Chicago); start time noon, and due to nature of performance it’ll last 8-9 hours. So see http://MadameZuzus.com in coming days for details on seating and admissions. As with all our events there is no charge.

Performance will be centered around an ambient/musical interpretation of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha; built by modular synthesis, on the fly.

Readings of the text to go hand in hand with whatever is created; + the first @Hexistential poster, and event t-shirts too. Hope to see you there.

via Chris Stack