Music

How often does music transport you back to a specific place and time? How often has music, at the right moment and in the right place, heightened your senses and awareness of your surroundings? Opinion
19 hours ago   By James Brasuell
James Murphy has composed a “Subway Symphony”—a unique set of notes for each station in NYC’s Metro system that would sound when users swipe their fare cards. “The busier a station becomes, the richer the harmonies would be.”
Feb 25, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
Is Stockholm the world capital of music? Richard Florida maps the geography of popular music using the announced lineup for the 2012 Coachella Music Festival.
Jan 17, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Brothers Hays and Ryan Holladay team up with Brooklyn-based developer, Bradley Feldman, to create a "location-aware album" app for Central Park.
Dec 23, 2011   ASLA's The Dirt blog
Brazil's economic boom has revitalized the five-block Rua Augusta and turned it into a "cultural blast furnace," writes Vincent Bevins for the Los Angeles Times.
Oct 5, 2011   Los Angeles Times
Observer music writers Pete Freeman and Daniel Hopkins debate the affects of suburban sprawl on the local music scene.
Jul 21, 2011   Dallas Observer
When other musicians opt to romanticize L.A. with images of Hollywood and Malibu mansions, pop band Death Cab for Cutie captures the opposite in the music video for their new single, "Home Is A Fire."
Jun 24, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
A new website offers a compelling way to understand cities through sound. It combines audio feeds from city police radios with ambient music.
Apr 28, 2011   99% Invisible
To kick off its Legacy Plan update process, the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, NC planning board made a music video featuring an original song, a bluegrass band and some familiar scenes.
Mar 28, 2011   Winston-Salem Journal
<em>The Polis Blog</em> presents a huge list of "urban favorites" -- songs, movies, initiatives and places that explain or highlight the best of the world's urban areas.
Jan 15, 2011   The Polis Blog
  Musician David Byrne, formerly the leader of theband Talking Heads and now an advocate of bike-friendly urban planning, remarked in a recent interview : Opinion
Dec 9, 2010   By Abhijeet Chavan