By Andrea Caccese
New York City is home to the largest concentration of art creators and consumers in the world. The people of the Big Apple love to express themselves through sound, visual, fashion and more; but there is something else that most New Yorkers also have in common: subway travel.
Over 4.3 million people hitch a ride on a daily basis, moving through the city's extensive underground train routes. Music found a way into these long commutes and into the many stations; particularly in the form of talented performers who play for people passing by, and it’s not all guitars and singers.
Artists such as talented eCussionist Matt Vorzimer are bringing electronic music to the subway. Hailing from New York, Matt has been developing his unique act for over 7 years. On a quest to become a full-time entertainer, Matt set out to find a way to combine his love for percussions with his passion for new technologies and ideas. With such premises, it’s easy to see why electronic music turned into a great canvas for him, as he is able to create on-the-fly remixes and original tracks by pounding on his hybrid electro-acoustic kit. Matt’s unique style can often be heard at the Union Square station in Manhattan, as he and his outlandish performances delight crowds of all ages. His edgy beats, catchy hooks and fun antics could make you miss a train or two. Listen to the eCussionist on Soundcloud.
This is the kind of “underground” we love to see at The Foxgrove. We are a stone's throw away from the 28th Street Station (N,R,1) so stop by for a class and get your hands dirty.
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