Underground Harmonies: Music and Politics in the Subways of New York


This book is about New York City subway musicians. It explores who these individuals are and what motivates them to perform in an urban space that was not designed with their activity in mind. This book is, moreover, about New York City music, an urban ritual that challenges the way we think about public space by promoting spontaneous, democratic, intimate encounters in one of the city's most routinized and alienating environments.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Susie J. Tanenbaum
  • Rowland
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Ithaca, NY
Publication year:
  • 1995


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