New York City Scenario 6: The Sound in the Subway

Mar 25, 2013 by

What is that sound? Descending into the Grand Street subway station in Chinatown in New York one cold day in March 2013, we hear a flute and something else. What is it? It is Zong Li Lu, busking as the trains arrive, playing a traditional Chinese monochord or duxian paoqin in Chinese. And a flute. Accompanying himself from a boombox playing some of his CDs. An iPhone video tribute to his duet between monochord, flute and subway train.

Just back from a short visit to the city, this is part of a series of ‘New York City Scenarios.’

Zong Li Lu, playing a monochord in the Grand Street subway station in Chinatown. | westvirginiaville.com photo

Zong Li Lu, playing a monochord in a subway station in Chinatown. | westvirginiaville.com photo

New York City Scenarios

No. 6: What Is That Sound?
No. 1 to 5: Fresh mangos and a walk with Ozymandias

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