Where We Live: A Love (Theme) Story

Yesterday, we drove over to the CPTV building on Asylum Avenue for an interview and in-studio performance WNPR's Where We Live with John Dankosky. Max and Tony are our resident public radio junkies, and they were especially giddy as we walked down the WNPR hallway, past some of the people whose voices we hear during our daily commutes. 

 Max thoughtfully examines the  Where We Live  sign. Photo credit: Tony

Max thoughtfully examines the Where We Live sign. Photo credit: Tony

When we came to the studio, we met WWL producer Lydia Brown and host John Dankosky. We set up to record our in-studio performance first. John sat in his desk at the other end of the small studio as we played. 

John was especially excited about our version of the Where We Live theme music, arranged by our good friend Ryan Jesperson. Lydia asked us earlier in the week if we would be able to put together a version of this music, and within a matter of hours, Ryan had something awesome for us. We hope you'll agree that it's a beautiful arrangement, incorporating singing upper voices, and tenor/bari slaptongues mimicking the percussion in the original version. 

After the show, John tweeted this about our performance of the WWL music: 

and showed us some more love: 

You can listen to our full interview and in-studio performance here: 

At the end of our interview, we headed down the hall to play a short concert as part of WNPR's new Cafe Cutie series, a Connecticut version of NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts. Check out the video by Chion Wolf: