James Murphy does not take ‘No’ for an answer.
Since 1999, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has refused his proposal to replace the turnstile ‘swipe’ sounds in the New York subways with polyphonic electronic bleeps
However in a recent development, Heineken have offered to partner with him. Together, they’ve christened the project Subway Symphony, and are planning of having the first turnstile installed by August 2016.
Having successfully “remixed” the 2014 US Open matches for IBM, Murphy is no stranger to left-field musical adventures, but the MTA might need a little convincing: ‘The tones are an ADA element for the visually impaired,’ explained an MTA spokesperson ‘and we won’t mess with them.’
Hopefully, this is one project James (and Heineken) can keep from being derailed.