You don’t have to lug your own guitar or keyboards down to the subway platform to play a musical instrument anymore. Christopher Janney has created “Reach New York: An Urban Musical Instrument” for the N/R uptown and downtown lines in the Herald Square station. The instrument’s plaque reads.
As you reach up and wave your hand in front of one of the eight “eyes” in the horizontal green bar you will interrupt a beam of light. This will activate REACH, creating sounds from melodic instruments (marimba, flute) to environmental “sound images” (Everglades, rain forest). Because the piece is on both the uptown and downtown platform, you can interact with others across the tracks.
Have you played it yet?
(via Huffington Post)