Join us at Knockdown Center
for an evening of performances and DJ sets by participating artists from Soundtrack
, a new work of collaborative sound art initiated by Mel Chin with Jace Clayton (aka DJ /rupture).
Presented by Queens Museum and No Longer Empty as part of Mel Chin: All Over the Place
, local artists, including L’Rain, DJ Aaron, Ushka and Atropolis, and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe have transformed field recordings from the routes of the 1, 5, 7, E and F trains into compositions that bridge the mechanical and the human.
From Eastchester in the Bronx to Brooklyn’s Coney Island, the far West Side of Manhattan to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the commissioned works use the sounds of the city’s transit system. The artists’ interpretations capture more than sounds of the city, they weave its ethos and creative potential into one of the most practical components of daily life: the commute. The commissioned works are woven into a single mix that extends the entire length of this daily route. The mix also features novelists Jennifer Marie Brissett and Eugene Lim reading from their works.