Coming across buskers in the New York Subway system is a delightful experience, but ends up being too fleeting like everything else in the city. We wanted to retain the surprise element while making the music available beyond the buskers actual presence. The MUNY app lets you record the buskers that you come across in the subway, with a geotagged location. Commuters can discover where previous performances at the particular station have taken place through the use of augmented reality. The audience can also access the musicians profiles where they can rate the music and see where the next live performance will take place. This way, the app is both serving true musical experiences to the audience at the same time as it is promoting the talented musicians and help them get discovered.
Project done in collaboration with Guri Venstad and Minnie Choi
Music © Tamaryn - "Love Fade"