Can you hear the distance? Can music portray wide-open spaces and the movement through those spaces? My answer is yes. Music can communicate distance, movement, loneliness, and almost anything else you desire.
As an experimental music composer, I’ve had a great interest in creating soundscapes, music that represents geographical places: ocean, sky, mountains, crowded streets, etc. In 2019, I made an album called Subway Music. My goal was to capture the feeling of riding a subway both in crowded places and through open spaces.
Whether or not I captured the feel of riding a subway train, I’m not sure. To me, I can imagine. Another listener may not create the same imagery from this music. That’s okay. Good art should leave room for some individual interpretation.
Take a listen to this 5-track, 50-minute album of music that incorporates my interpretation of the droning and hypnotic feeling of riding the trains. Then, you decide. – dse
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