The official Steinway & Sons podcast, Soundboard features conversations on artistry and craftsmanship with distinguished Steinway Artists, musicians, artists, and creatives. Soundboard seeks out inspiration, hones in on the creative process, parses influences, and attempts to diagnose artistic greatness.
Soundboard is produced and hosted by music journalist Ben Finane, Steinway & Sons’ Editor in Chief and Publisher/Editor in Chief of Steinway’s award-winning web magazine Listen: Life with Music & Culture.
Bill Murray discusses American Letters, Mark Twain, James Thurber, absurdity vs. ridiculousness, failure, getting to work, writing vs. acting, rhythm and flow, and improvisation.
Living legend Billy Joel talks about the staying power of his music, the alchemy and process of songwriting, the origins of his aesthetic, Beethoven and The Beatles, and what he’s trying to learn now.
Steinway Artist Paul Lewis talks his recent deep dives into Beethoven and Schubert — as well as Mussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition.
Robert Glasper holds forth on crossing over, showing all your sides, Radiohead, jazz reference points, hip-hop and the ancient art of the loop, and Thelonious Monk.