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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.

Mount Eerie plays a song for a Field Recordings video shoot, at Folger Shakespeare Library.

Watch Mount Eerie Plays 'An Absurd Concert To Nobody'

January 3, 2013 – Phil Elverum untangles a quietly complex acoustic version of "Ocean Roar" in an empty theatre.

Joy Williams and John Paul White of The Civil Wars perform backstage during the Sasquatch! Music Festival.

Watch The Civil Wars: A Song Of Loyalty, Before It's Tested KEXP

November 8, 2012 – The warm folk-pop duo, now on hiatus due to "internal discord," performs "Kingdom Come" in a field. KEXP

Allen Stone, right, accompanied by Trevor Larkin perform for a Field Recordings video backstage at Sasquatch! Music Fest

Watch Allen Stone: A Rollicking Moment, Performed On The Wind KEXP

November 1, 2012 – The 25-year-old belter performs his rollicking single "Sleep" with just a guitarist for backup. KEXP

Carla Morrison performs with her band at The High Line in NYC.

Watch Carla Morrison: Out Of The Past, Into The City

October 18, 2012 – The Mexican singer gives a special performance at The High Line, an elevated park in New York City.

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