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Taipei Metro stations to get unique music

Taipei Metro stations to get unique music

Taipei, March 23 (CNA) Taipei has launched a grand plan to compose unique music for each of the city's Metro stations, Mayor Ko Wen-je (???) said Monday. Every station will have its own tunes, enabling commuters to know which station they have reached, Ko said during a joint presentation to unveil achievements in music production. The soundscapes (????) plan is part of several new projects launched in the first 100 days of Ko taking office and is aimed at composing different soundscapes to link places such as Metro cars, platforms, escalators, entrances and exits. The soundscapes will serve to enhance the city's profile in the international community, according to Ko. The city's Department of Cultural Affairs recently held a three-day seminar attended by 53 representatives from various sectors, including students, music producers and composers. During the seminar, 52 proposals for creative music production were submitted. During Monday's wrap-up presentation, Ko listened to various types of sound, such as a quick rhythm played on a ukulele to be used as a door-closing warning and a field recording of frogs singing used to replace the "beep" sound emitted when an E-card is swiped. An evaluation to gauge the 52 proposed soundscapes will be made before they are put into use at Metro stations, according to Ni Chung-hwa (???), the head of the cultural affairs department. (By Ku Chuan and Evelyn Kao)


Updated : 2021-04-17 19:55 GMT+08:00