Saturday, January 17, 2004

Music For Buses Vol. 1

After seeing a call for music and video entries for upcoming Minneapolis Light Rail project, it got me to thinking that it might be a good idea if the proposed RTA Euclid Corridor project budget had a spare couple of thousand dollars (less than five figures) to spend on honorariums for short pieces of music to go along with the art. And not crappy boosterish jingles either -- just short pieces of music written by the people who live here.

I know it's easy to overlook audio in favor of the visual impact that a physical piece of art would have, but Cleveland has always had a sense of sound about it as well.

Other possible uses

  • replace the "on-hold" music when you call RTA or for that matter, the new Greater Cleveland Tomorrow (or whatever they end up calling it), or hell, why not City Hall?.
  • Put all of the music on a website where people could download the tracks they liked, Also, make it a Creative Commons project so there's less squabbling...

Of course, something like this at Cleveland Hopkins Airport would be a great idea too, but that's just me ;)

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