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Pianist Tigran Hamasyan has released a video that goes behind the scenes in the recording studio in Meudon, France, where his new album, Mockroot, was recorded in May of last year. The video shows Hamasyan with his trio—Sam Minaie on electric bass and Arthur Hnatek on drums and live electronics—and vocalist Gayanée Movsisyan as they record the new album. Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoFriday, January 16, 2015|2 comments
The song "Hero" by Family of the Year, featured on the soundtrack to Richard Linklater's film Boyhood—and heard throughout the telecast of the Golden Globes as the film picked up three awards last Sunday—can now be heard in a new music video as well. Not long after the film received six Academy Award nominations and shortly before it won four Critics Choice Awards, the video, which includes footage from the film, premiered on BuzzFeed, which describes the song as "anthemic." You can watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Film VideoVideoWednesday, January 14, 2015|0 comments
Singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney has unveiled the first new music, the song "Imperfections," from her forthcoming Nonesuch Records debut album. You can hear it here. Details on the album and pre-order information are coming soon. Chaney will visit select cities in the US and Canada starting February 4.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoThursday, January 8, 2015|0 comments
The much-lauded film Boyhood was the focus of a TimesTalks conversation earlier this week. Filmmaker Richard Linklater and cast members Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane spoke with New York Times reporter Cara Buckley about the unique project; you can watch the discussion here. Linklater is also the guest on the latest episode of WTF with Marc Maron. He talks with Maron about Boyhood and number of his other films.Read more|Journal Topics:Film VideoVideoWednesday, December 17, 2014|1 comments
Rhiannon Giddens, who appears and sings in Apple's new holiday commercial, is featured in a new video that goes behind-the-scenes of the commercial, in which a young girl discovers an old Voice-O-Graph recording of her grandmother at a younger age (Giddens) singing the Gershwins' "Love Is Here to Stay," and uses GarageBand to reimagine the song in a modern context. In the new video, Giddens takes viewers inside a vintage Voice-O-Graph booth and reflects on the power of music to bring people together across distances, generational and otherwise. Watch it here.