James Murphy’s ‘Subway Symphony’ Installed in New York’s Lowline Underground Park

INDIO, CA - APRIL 24: Musician James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem spins at Despacio during day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 24, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Matt Cowan/Getty Images for Coachella)

For the past five years, New York developers have been trying to build the Lower East Side’s Lowline, slated to be the world’s first underground park. One of the project’s cornerstones is the James Murphy’s “Subway Symphony,” a Heineken-sponsored endeavor that features turnstiles playing musical compositions. Today, the luxury lifestyle website Nowness released a video (narrated by Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem bandmate Nancy Whang) that walks viewers through the installment. The short clip can be viewed below.

The Lowline was included in Time‘s 25 Best Inventions of 2015 list despite still being a work-in-progress. However, the project has garnered criticism for likely increasing Lower East Side’s property values. It’s the same problem that’s strangled LES’ and Williamsburg’s art scene, which — if you haven’t heard — is over.

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