Brian Foo


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Two Trains – Sonification of Income Inequality on the NYC Subway from brian foo on Vimeo.


This song emulates a ride on the New York City Subway’s 2 Train through three boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. At any given time, the quantity and dynamics of the song’s instruments correspond to the median household income of that area.

Read more about the composition and process of creating this song here:

Data-Driven DJ ( by Brian Foo ( is a series of music experiments that combine data, algorithms, and borrowed sounds.


Brian Foo is a web developer, artist, and joy evangelist living and working in New York City. He is interested in the intersection of art & technology, hand-painted & computer-generated, personal & collaborative.