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.
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.