Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? is an electronic piece written specifically for listening while on a Long Island Railroad train running between Jamaica, Queens and Penn Station, New York. The title is taken from the facade of a building that displays these same words to all Long Island Railroad passengers on this route. The piece is a personally experienced site-specific installation. I encourage you to download it and try it out.
All of the sounds are derived from a recording of fingers tapping on glass. We are often most intimate with glass while riding the train – protected in our own little world by this translucent liquid barrier.
Please download and enjoy!