Music Under New York
Cornell University, Spring 2006

Manhattan is composed of two stratified layers: the street and the subway. These layers do not register perfectly, creating a certain amount of ‘slip’. The only connections between these layers are the subway entrances themselves; at these points no distortion occurs. The mediating space between the layers was identified as the location for an intervention (or possibly, a series of interventions) along Broadway.

The 66th St. stop on the 1 line ties into the vast underground mezzanine of Lincoln Center. The space underneath the piazza (currently a car park) was reclaimed for a new flexible performance space. This was connected back to the existing subway infrastructure under Broadway, allowing for a cross-fertilization of formal and informal performance.


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