James Taylor Opening Soundscape

An original soundscape commissioned to open every show of James Taylor's  2017 US Tour in collaboration with Switser & Knight who handled all multimedia and scenic design elements. The design is inspired by the nostalgia of a distant freight train. As the train comes closer to the audience, its whistle becomes reminiscent of an orchestra tuning as the rhythmic sound of track-ties build in anticipation of the show.

*Not for laptop playback. Please listen with headphones and/or fullrange speakers. The sequence begins in near silence and builds to extreme volume over 2 minutes.

This sequence introduces the show and leads directly into a retrospective video about James beginning with a phone call. The concert then begins.