The Hidden Melodies of Subways Around the World #MusicMonday

The Hidden Melodies of Subways Around the World The New York Times

These sounds keep our cities moving but are so ingrained that they often go unappreciated. Fun project by Ted Green Via the New York Times.

Ted Green has been collecting the sounds and sights of transit systems for more than a decade. He travels frequently for work, as a civil engineer, and in every city he visits, he rides the mass transit system and films video of the closing doors, replete with the announcements and the telltale chimes — beeps, ding-dongs, jingles and arpeggios that warn riders around the world to stand clear.

“I think the appeal is the simplicity,” Green said. “You wonder, how can there be so many different variations of beeps? And then you listen, and they’re all so different.”

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