The Open Ears Project

Hosted by Clemency Burton-Hill

Because music is the thing that walks us through our lives.

  • 30. On Peace

    Oct 9, 2019
    Relationship therapist Esther Perel reflects on how hearing Gabriel Fauré's Requiem taught her about the power of music to connect us to our rawest emotions.
  • 29. On Imperfection

    Oct 8, 2019
    Producer Krystal Hawes explores the perfect imperfection of Maurice Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte.
  • 28. On Patience

    Oct 7, 2019
    Rapper Dessa discusses how the craft and emotion of Bach's Chaconne for Violin resonates through her life and work. 
  • 27. On History

    Oct 6, 2019
    Actor Jesse Eisenberg talks about how a trip to Poland lead him to discover the music of Frédéric Chopin and find a particular connection with the Etude Opus 10, No. 1.
  • 26. On A Journey

    Oct 5, 2019
    Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon gives insight into his long and inspiring journey with Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto.
  • 25. On What Changed My Life

    Oct 4, 2019
    TV producer Megan Reid talks about Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel helped spark a lifelong obsession with ballet.
  • 24. On Overcoming Adversity

    Oct 3, 2019
    Broadcaster Terrance McKnight links family, art, a late Beethoven piano bagatelle, and the poetry of Langston Hughes.
  • 23. On Imagination

    Oct 2, 2019
    Preschool art teacher Justin Jackson explains how he uses Edvard Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King to inspire his students.
  • 22. On Just Letting Go

    Oct 1, 2019
    Journalist Alison Stewart talks about how Erik Satie's Gymnopédies helped her return to the piano as an adult.