Field Recordings archive
Watch On A Magical Mystery Tour With Hassan Hakmoun
June 11, 2014 – When a Moroccan-based band went on a mysterious road trip, we just had to come along.
Watch Coffee And Mambo With Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta
June 4, 2014 – Mendoza and his band perform a brilliant mix of "indie mambo," cumbia, ranchera and psychedelia.
Watch D.D Dumbo: Looping Sounds In An Austin Alleyway
May 15, 2014 – For this Field Recording, we discovered some secrets about the musician's global influences.
Watch Merchandise Sprawls Out In The Sunlight
April 17, 2014 – Two members of the indescribable Tampa band perform "Become What You Are" in this Field Recording.
Watch One Wytch, Unplugged In A Sunny Backyard
March 27, 2014 – The Wytches' hair-flinging psych-rock isn't usually the stuff of back-porch acoustic sessions.
Watch A Field Recording Bonus Track: The Silk Road Swings
March 26, 2014 – Four talented percussionists create deep grooves out of their Silk Road Ensemble collaboration.
Watch Welcome To Yo-Yo's Playhouse
March 26, 2014 – Watch the world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his close friends from all over the world in action.
Watch On A Chilly Factory Floor, Yuja Wang's Piano Sizzles
February 19, 2014 – We took one of the world's most buzzed-about pianists to the Steinway factory in Queens.
Watch Britten Goes Back To Brooklyn With Nicholas Phan
November 20, 2013 – A tenor brings three quirky folk songs from England back to bohemian Brooklyn.
Watch Bill Callahan Sings 'Small Plane' In A Serene City Soundcheck
September 11, 2013 – New York's 6th & B Community Garden provides a perfect setting for the singer once known as Smog. Soundcheck
Watch Anna Von Hausswolff Finds A Pipe Organ In New York City Soundcheck
September 4, 2013 – The Swedish indie-pop singer performs "Funeral For My Future Children" on a rare instrument. Soundcheck
Watch Daniel Hope's Earth And Sky Expedition Q2
Watch Hanni El Khatib Gets Saved In The Desert KCRW
Watch Eli Keszler & So Percussion: Making The Manhattan Bridge Roar And Sing Q2
July 12, 2013 – See the world premiere of a piece for percussion and thousands of feet of piano wire. Q2
Watch Amir ElSaffar & Two Rivers: Golden Sound In A Gleaming Space
July 3, 2013 – The trumpeter and santur player pairs the sibling spirits of jazz and Arab classical music.