Looking for new musical inspiration as you ride or want to take a quick 15 to try to get into a meditative zone?
Well, if that is the case, we have just the thing! If you’re riding the bus, you can now access three playlists that are available via an easy-to-access QR code and poster that debuted on Metro buses this month.
Metro Art Presents Soundtrips is a collection of sounds and stories to amplify your ride. The playlists each highlight one of three distinct online series developed by Metro Art in collaboration with local producers in 2020-2021 that were created with the transit experience in mind.
From first-hand stories that take you on a journey from Sunset Boulevard in the late 1960s into Downtown punk cafes in the early ’80s and over to intersecting eras of Leimert Park…to long-form environmental soundscapes centered on nature and neighborhoods…and groundbreaking musicians in classical, jazz and beyond, performing live on Union Station’s public piano.
Programs include via the podcast-style radio show Deep Routes with dublab, environmental music presented in collaboration with Leaving Records and Play On! piano performances recorded live at Union Station.
Look for the colorful poster on Metro buses through early April in Los Angeles County to access the playlists via a QR code linking to metro.net/soundtrips.
The posters were first conceived as part of Metro’s Customer Experience Plan to help uplift the onboard experience for riders.