NYC’s First Wi-Fi Orchestra Sounds Better Than Your High-School Band

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A group of filmmakers teamed up with composer Ljova and 11 of New York’s best subway musicians to create the first-ever live piece of music conducted remotely using the MTA’s (spotty) Wi-Fi. Each performer connected to Skype via Wi-Fi, and Ljova set up laptops on chairs in Bryant Park that each streamed a different musician’s feed. The results are surprisingly pleasant, though perhaps a bit compromised by signal lag.