LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy wants to replace off-key bleeps subway turnstiles make with soothing musical notes, with Heineken footing the bill

For a man who’s made a living colliding sounds, the tonal beep of the New York City subway turnstiles at rush hour is the soundtrack of James Murphy’s nightmares.

The former LCD Soundsystem frontman, audiophile and noted New York subway superfan, wants to change the sound of the subway turnstile into something more melodic – even beautiful.

“Subway Symphony is a little idea I had to change the sound of the subway turnstiles into different pieces of music, depending on what station you’re entering,” Murphy explains in a new video that launched on Tuesday as part of a campaign (supported by brewing giant Heineken) to rally support for the project.

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