Tonight in the Union Square subway station: 1) a bucket drummer wailing away near the 4 / 5 / 6 trains
2) a bagpiper wandering in the passageway
3) two more bucket drummers pounding in unison on the downtown Q / N / R / W platform
4) a mediocre flutist playing off sheet music, also on the downtown Q / N / R / W platform
The flutist and bucket drummers should have coordinated.
Cacophony aside, I have noticed a sharp increase in subway buskers lately. I guess the economic downturn has caused a lot of folks to cancel their music lessons and slow down session work and composition commissions.
Unrelated: I deleted all the music from my iPod so I can start anew.