Scott Joplin lived anything but a quiet life. The "King of Ragtime" - as he'd later be called - started making a name for himself while performing in brothels across the country.
He wrote pieces many critics call "revolutionary." They include famous ragtime tunes like "Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer." But with all the "sites of sound" along the New York City Music Trail, the one honoring Joplin is the only one that's almost always silent.