New York, NY (March 12, 2004)–Dubway Studios recently hosted world-renowned artists Christo and Jeanne Claude, famous for their larger than life art installations such as “The Umbrellas.” Christo and Jeanne Claude recorded the commentary track for the upcoming DVD Five Films about Christo and Jeanne Claude, a new documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter) to be released later this year by Plexifilms. Dubway owner Al Houghton engineered the session.
The Nick Jr. television show The Backyardigans also continued at Dubway, where they’ve been working over the past few months with composer Evan Lurie. The show’s music-based theme has brought in a wide array of well-known musicians over the past several months participating in the soundtrack recording. This week percussionist Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin & Wood sat in. Dubway Studios owner/engineer Mike Crehore engineered the session.
Indie artist and songwriter Devendra Banhart recently visited Dubway’s Yellow Room to record his new album in one whirlwind night with Dubway engineer Emery Dobyns. Fellow indie artist Antony Hegarty, who sat in on Devendra’s session, swore “history was made.” Also in Dubway’s Yellow Room, Fab-Five member Jai Rodriquez of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy came in to work on vocals for his new album with Dubway engineer Jason Marcucci.