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Sandeep Das, Shane Shanahan, Mark Suter and Joseph Gramley, percussionists in the Silk Road Ensemble, perform at ACME Studio in Brooklyn, New York, for a Field Recordings video shoot.

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.

Pianist Yuja Wang playing Prokofiev's Toccata, Op. 11 at the Steinway and Sons factory in Queens, New York.

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.

Tenor Nicholas Phan and harpist Sivan Magen perform at a group house in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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.

Bill Callahan in the 6th and B Community Garden.

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

Anna von Hausswolff Field Recordings video shoot at Christ Church New York City

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

Violinist Daniel Hope takes his music of the spheres concept to the Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History.

Watch Daniel Hope's Earth And Sky Expedition Q2

August 21, 2013 – Watch the celebrated violinist play music of the spheres amid twinkling lights. Q2

Hanni El Khatib at Joshua Tree National Park

Watch Hanni El Khatib Gets Saved In The Desert KCRW

August 7, 2013 – El Khatib strips down his garage-rock sound and lets the backdrop provide the drama for "Save Me." KCRW

So Percussion, Eli Keszler and the piano wires of Archway.

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

Ole Mathisen and Amir ElSaffar.

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.

Wild Belle performs for a Field Recordings video at South Bay Customs in El Segundo, Calif.

Watch Wild Belle: Reggae-Tinged Romance Amid The Big Bikes KCRW

June 26, 2013 – Watch the band play one of its breeziest songs, "Love Like This," at a Los Angeles bike shop. KCRW

Brandee Younger performs for an NPR Music Field Recording in January 2013.

Watch Brandee Younger: Taxidermy, Two-Headed Skeletons And Jazz Harp WBGO

June 6, 2013 – The improvising harpist generates a Caribbean bounce in a store full of natural-history oddities. WBGO

Wild Nothing at Mount San Jacinto for a Field Recording, recorded in April 2013.

Watch Wild Nothing: Nuanced Pop At 8,500 Feet KCRW

May 31, 2013 – The band plays a stripped-down version of "This Chain Won't Break" on the side of Mount San Jacinto. KCRW

Gregory Porter.

Watch Gregory Porter: A Lion In The Subway WBGO

May 14, 2013 – Watch a world-class jazz singer perform "Be Good (Lion's Song)" on a vintage Brooklyn train car. WBGO

Cayucas at the Ace Hotel in Palm Spring, CA.

Watch Cayucas: Sunlight In Song Form KCRW

May 9, 2013 – Poolside on a picnic table under the blazing sun, the band performs its song "High School Lover." KCRW

The Ebene Quartet performs at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, New York, in August 2012.

Watch The Ebene Quartet Powers Through Mendelssohn

January 25, 2013 – Watch one of today's top string quartets delve deep at a Brooklyn bookstore.

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