James Murphy’s ‘Subway Symphony’ Comes To Life In NYC Underground Park

The future sound of the world's first subterrestrial park.

An underground park in the Lower East Side of Manhattan will introduce sound installation, ‘Subway Symphony’, created by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. The ‘Lowline’, as it’s called, has been open to visitors since last year, and despite still being under construction, will soon feature the electronic musician’s latest venture.

The Heineken-sponsored endeavor has reserved a spot in the new $70-million project, which developers are calling “the world’s first underground park.”

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The project was initially created for—and rejected by—the New York subway system. It will now be featured in the underground NYC park, presenting reprogrammed subway turnstiles, designed to play sounds in a different key at each station as users pass through them.

The Lowline will be a three block development, located below Delancey St., near the Williamsburg Bridge. The park is scheduled to open in 2020.

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Watch a video tour of the Lowline, including the Subway Symphony and narrated by LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang below.


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