Oct 15, 2012 — Peek behind the curtain at the final rehearsal before David Byrne (of Talking Heads) and Annie Clark (of St. Vincent) took their collaborative album, Love This Giant, out on the road — complete with eccentric choreographed dance moves and an eight-piece horn section.
Jun 20, 2012 — Jeremy Denk thinks of his cramped Manhattan apartment as his own "piano boot camp." Except for his books, an overworked coffee pot and a laptop, there's not much else to do there but practice. We eavesdropped on Denk working on the complex etudes of György Ligeti.
Apr 8, 2013 — Dntel's Jimmy Tamborello and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard reflect on Give Up, which emerged from a casual collaboration.
Apr 8, 2013 — Nashville singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook takes us behind the scenes and on to the stage at the Grand Ole Opry.
May 4, 2010 — NPR Music's Project Song challenges musicians to write and record a song in just two days — and we shoot video of the whole process. Moby and collaborator Kelli Scarr finished writing their song so quickly, they wound up recording three different versions of "Gone to Sleep."
Apr 17, 2013 — The pioneering electronic composer responsible for Silver Apples of the Moon turned 80 years old this week. Q2 Music visited with Subotnick and his wife, vocalist Joan La Barbara, in the couple's Greenwich Village apartment for this installment of their web series Spaces.
Jun 20, 2012 — A building demolition inadvertently helps pianist Jonathan Biss discover the perfect practicing solution. Moving the piano out of his apartment away from the commotion allows him the concentration he needs for his nine-year Beethoven project.
Jun 20, 2012 — New York Polyphony, a four-man vocal ensemble, sings ancient music built for big spaces. But cathedrals aren't easy to come by for every practice session. That's when the group falls back on a modest-sized living room, where they can hear every detail of their voices.
Jun 12, 2013 — The Puerto Rican-born composer draws from ambient music, found sound and visual art, as well as the classical-music tradition. Watch Negrón show off her vintage keyboards and music boxes in the latest edition of Q2 Music's video series Spaces.
May 22, 2013 — The young composer has worked with David Byrne, Caetano Veloso and Amanda Palmer. But before all that, Bischoff spent his childhood living on a tiny sailboat. Take a video tour of his old bedroom — and the place where he currently makes his beguiling blend of rock, pop and classical music.