Field Recordings archive
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.
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
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
Watch Wild Nothing: Nuanced Pop At 8,500 Feet KCRW
Watch Gregory Porter: A Lion In The Subway WBGO
Watch Cayucas: Sunlight In Song Form KCRW
Watch The Ebene Quartet Powers Through Mendelssohn
January 25, 2013 – Watch one of today's top string quartets delve deep at a Brooklyn bookstore.
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.