Subway is a multimedia work
featuring images and sounds of the New York City subway in lower
Manhattan. It received its premiere at Julie Campbell's Three Sinks Gallery in Webster Groves.
The work consists of live
improvised electronic music, live video manipulations, and location
ambience recordings. In the performance, the location sounds
playback as part of the video. As the video playback speed is
altered, or the file scratched like a DJ, the connected audio
responds. Additional location sounds are triggered from a MIDI
keyboard in a Max/MSP program that uses algorithms to automatically
diffuse the sounds through multiple speakers installed in the
performance space. Special surround patches for the Korg Karma
were created to allow live performance to also be manipulated
throughout the space.