‘Blade Runner’ meets Brian Eno, online

You Are Listening to… is an online art project that sets live police feeds to ambient tracks by Deutschtrance, Killer Wails, and other artists.

A San Francisco Web developer named Eric Eberhardt launched You Are Listening to Los Angeles on March 6 and added New York City on the 7th; other locations went up the next day. Eberhardt tells us that he’s “thinking of adding some additional cities and other audio sources soon but just taking care of some cleanup work—adding volume controls, etc.—on the existing sites first.” As of this writing, you can listen to five cities separately or simultaneously; either way, the layers of sound fold like fine fabric.

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