N-TRAIN TRAVERSE


N-TRAIN TRAVERSE
Site-specific performance/sound-intervention, 2011

Three alto saxophones, two muted trumpets, acoustic guitar
Thousands of commuters pass over the Manhattan Bridge every day.  As soon as the train exits the
tunnel, signal is restored to cell phones and faces immediately drop into their devices, ignoring the
spectacular view of New York that can be seen only from this vantage point. N-Train Traverse is a
sound-intervention that prompts commuters to appreciate the view.  The composition is based on
modular themes that are cued by specific views from the bridge, integrated into the visual score.
Commuters watch the skyline as it is played by the musicians.

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