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Stevens, Sufjan

Overview
Works: 102 works in 205 publications in 4 languages and 4,694 library holdings
Genres: Alternative rock music  Rock music  Music  Popular music  Motion picture music  Folk-rock music  Electronic music  Musical settings  Carols  Christmas music 
Roles: Performer, Composer, Cinematographer , Arranger, Singer, Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Speaker, Lyricist, Film editor, Host
Classifications: M1630.18.S74, 781.66
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Most widely held works by Sufjan Stevens
Come on feel the Illinoise by Sufjan Stevens ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens ( Recording )
12 editions published in 2010 in 4 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I'm not there original soundtrack by Bob Dylan ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"If you're one of those music fans who likes Bob Dylan's songs ... this one's for you."--Paste Magazine
Dark was the night a Red Hot compilation by Various ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Red Hot Organization, an AIDS charity, always makes top-shelf comps, and their latest is a smart, indie-rock-minded who's who."--Rolling Stone
A tribute to Joni Mitchell by Joni Mitchell ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An impressive, genre-crossing roster of talent pay homage to the influential songstress and her compositions, including Bjork, Prince, Annie Lennox, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Brad Mehldau, Cassandra Wilson, and James Taylor
The best American nonrequired reading 2007 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents selections of mainstream and alternative American literature, including both fiction and nonfiction, that discuss a broad spectrum of subjects
Greetings from Michigan the "Great Lake State" by Sufjan Stevens ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paying tribute to his home state, Sufjan Stevens' third album is filled with sadness as he expresses his frustrations with the notorious job market in the city of Flint, especially in a swaying ballad that opens the piece. He also speaks of the struggles of Detroit fighting to regain the elegance it had several decades ago and then moves onto the brighter side which is heard in Say Yes! To M!ch!gan!
Little Miss Sunshine original motion picture soundtrack by Mychael Danna ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seven swans by Sufjan Stevens ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 12-track collection of introspective musings on life, love, and faith
The avalanche by Sufjan Stevens ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Music from the OC mix 4 ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Songs for Christmas by Sufjan Stevens ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The BQE the original motion picture soundtrack by Sufjan Stevens ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sufjan Stevens is proud to present The BQE, a cinematic suite inspired by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Hula-Hoop. Commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The BQE was originally performed in the Howard Gilman Opera House in celebration of the 25th anniversary Next Wave Festival in October of 2007. The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is an incidental 12.7 miles of urban roadway built over the course of several decades (1939-1964), spear-headed by the master architect Robert Moses to accommodate for the increase of commercial and commuter traffic in New York City's outer boroughs. The roadway was a painstaking piecemeal project, poorly planned, badly built, and relentlessly encumbered by the obvious obstacles of the era: red tape, neighborhood protests, World War II, and a congested borough whose sequestering layout proved ill-fitting for the automobile. The resulting expressway-a pockmarked, serpentine, congested BQE-has become one of Brooklyn's most notable icons of urban blight. And, for Sufjan Stevens, an object of unmitigated inspiration. The official album release of The BQE follows nearly two years after its original performance at BAM, providing the songwriter (and his various collaborators) ample time to wrestle out all the thematic incarnations of the project, and to attempt an appropriation of Wagner's Gesamtkunstwerk ("total work"). The resulting album might be best described as a grand creative franchise-incorporating movie, symphony, comic book, dissertation, photography, graphic design, and a 3-D Viewmaster® reel-in which a songwriter's interrogation of one of New York's ugliest landmarks expands athletically to forums and formulas outside of the song itself. In fact, the BQE is everything but a song. First and foremost, The BQE is a self-made home-movie documentation, exhibiting how all the architectural colors of Brooklyn and Queens are fabulously intersected by this ramshackle artery of highway traffic. Shot renegade style on do-it-yourself film cameras, the animated footage of grid-lock crisscrossing the brick and mortar of Brooklyn flickers and cascades Koyaanisqatsi-style on three simultaneous screens. The 16mm cinematography (heroically shot by Reuben Kleiner on a 1960s Bolex) utilizes time-lapse photography, in-camera editing, slow motion, and post-production mirror effects to transform urban blight into a splendor of graphic compositions. The BQE is also accompanied by an idiosyncratic musical soundtrack (composed by Stevens for band and chamber orchestra), evoking a romanticized musical choreography of perpetual motion vs. gridlock. Borrowing variously from Gershwin, Terry Riley, Charles Ives, and Autechre (to name a few), the music showcases skittish woodwinds wrestling out impressionist articulation (in 7/8) and imperial brass anthems evoking various incarnations of the music of the automobile
Aheym by Bryce Dessner ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This bird has flown a 40th anniversary tribute to the Beatles' Rubber soul ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All delighted people EP by Sufjan Stevens ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Built around two different versions of the long-form epic ballad All Delighted People, this EP from Sufjan Stevens also includes the seventeen-minute guitar jam Djohariah as well as the gothic piano ballad The Owl and the Tanager
A sun came by Sufjan Stevens ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silver & gold by Sufjan Stevens ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christmas box-set extravaganza by Sufjan Stevens - Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols. 6-10 is a compilation of 5 EPs recorded between 2006 and 2010
Enjoy your rabbit [programmatic songs for the animals of the Chinese zodiac] by Sufjan Stevens ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I am the resurrection a tribute to John Fahey by John Fahey ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (75)
French (2)
German (1)
Spanish (1)
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