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Sounds of the sea fill the Park Avenue Tunnel

Photograph: Courtesy Jana Winderen
Summer Streets, Park Ave Tunnel

If you’ve ever wanted to take a trip under the sea without getting wet, the DOT’s “Summer Streets” program is offering New Yorkers a last chance to dive in courtesy of an audio installation titled Dive. Located in the Park Avenue Tunnel between 33rd and 40th Streets, the project is the brainchild of Norwegian artist Jana Winderen, who has installed 64 speakers and 16 subwoofers along the the 1,400 foot-long tunnel, which will project the sounds of eight “sonic ecosystems” representing marine environments brimming with fish, mammals and other denizens of the deep. Winderen traveled to six different countries in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean to make the recordings, which she did with an underwater microphone. The results can be heard between 7a.m. and 1p.m., this Saturday August 16, the third and final time the public can enter the "underwater gateway" into a realm that, like the Park Avenue Tunnel itself, lies beneath our own.

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