NOTE BY NOTE: THE MAKING OF STEINWAY L1037
Ben Niles, 2007, 84 min
Note by Note follows the creation of Steinway L1037, a grand piano, from the forests of Alaska to Carnegie Hall. It explores the relationship between craftsmen and their work, musicians and their instruments. From the factory floor in Queens to the artists' division of Steinway Hall, each piano's journey is complex and unique. Note by Note has screened in over sixty cities nationwide and was screened nationally on PBS in 2009.
"A meditation on the making of pianos and the making of music. A process that is very much like falling in love." -- Kenneth Turan, LA Times
Official Selection, Silverdocs
Official Selection, IDFA
Best Documentary, Sarasota Film Festival
National PBS Broadcast