Reminded of urban life ‘out there’ transforms the mundane into a captivating, throbbing experience. The distinct hum of the train, like a giant metallic serpent slithering through the city’s veins, weaves a narrative of bustling energy. The intermittent clatter of wheels on tracks makes for an EDM/ electronica music that Kraftwerk would be proud of.
What you hear from your home is a soundtrack of the ebb and flow of the man-machine. The overhead Metro train pulling out of the station, your ear following its invisible curving path, and then its acoustic disappearance – until the next one arrives/departs – is modernity’s magic. Visually, the subway’s aerial dance provides a visual spectacle. The distant city trains tell you that you are part of this city.