What is this?
You’re listening to and seeing a musical composition called “Stationary Movement” by composer Andrew Litts.
Why are we performing in Suburban Station?
Inspired by a trip to Paris, France, this music seeks to bring us all—composer, performers, and audience--together to reinvigorate public spaces like this one, Suburban Station. With more people in places like Suburban Station, we can tackle bigger problems by using these spaces to improve our lives, such as making this station better through music and increasing the number of people using public transit to combat climate change.
Who are we?
The musicians playing the music are doing so on computers. The group is called the Boyer College Electroacoustic Ensemble Project, or BEEP for short, a laptop ensemble at Temple University directed by Dr. Adam Vidiksis.
What is happening in the piece?
Each player is playing something slightly different than all the others. So, as you walk through the station, you’ll hear a collective sound unique to wherever you are at that moment.
Want to play along?
You can join in! A synthesizer is on this page!. Never played music before? Seasoned pro? Both are perfect for this piece! The synthesizer is made for everyone—just load it up and play around with it to make music that sounds good to you. The synthesizer will change as the piece unfolds, and you’ll hear sounds that correspond to what’s happening with the trains coming in and out of Suburban Station in real time!
Music can bring us all together and make the world a better place. I hope that by hearing and making music during this piece, you’ll see potential in spaces meant for all of us and how we can use them to make everyone’s lives better.
When playing the synth, the average lateness time of the SEPTA Regional Rail trains will show here.