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Stevens, Sufjan

Works: 122 works in 309 publications in 5 languages and 5,419 library holdings
Genres: Alternative rock music  Rock music  Music  Popular music  Folk-rock music  Film soundtracks  Motion picture music  Electronic music  Cover versions  Alternate takes (Sound recordings) 
Roles: Performer, Author, Composer, Cinematographer , Arranger, Singer, Instrumentalist, Lyricist, Speaker, Host, Film editor
Classifications: M1630.18.S74, 782.42166
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sufjan Stevens
Come on feel the Illinoise by Sufjan Stevens( Recording )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sufjan recounts the indignities of our world, of technological distraction and sad sex, of an age with neither myths nor miracle - and this time around, his voice carries the burden of wisdom
The age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens( Recording )

21 editions published in 2010 in 5 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sufjan Stevens, an American singer-songwriter and musician born in Detroit, Michigan, returns with his first full-length album of original material since 2005's conceptual pop opus Illinois. Adz is loosely based on the work of American artist Royal Robinson
I'm not there : original soundtrack by Bob Dylan( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un voyage à travers les âges de la vie de Bob Dylan. Six acteurs incarnent Dylan tel un kaléïdoscope de personnages changeants : poète, prophète, hors-la-loi, imposteur, comédien, martyr et "Born Again". Ils participent tous à l'esquisse d'un portrait de cette icône américaine définitivement insaisissable
Dark was the night : a Red Hot compilation by Dirty Projectors (Musical group)( Recording )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"8 out of 10"--Spin
A tribute to Joni Mitchell by Joni Mitchell( Recording )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 281 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 259 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 )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 244 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!
Seven swans by Sufjan Stevens( Recording )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 12-track collection of introspective musings on life, love, and faith
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 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The avalanche by Sufjan Stevens( Recording )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from the OC : mix 4( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aheym by Bryce Dessner( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kronos Quartet champion an exciting young composer by performing four works by guitarist Bryce Dessner, who is also a member of The National. These compositions blur the lines between rock and contemporary classical music
Songs for Christmas by Sufjan Stevens( Recording )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 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 138 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
Veronica Mars : original motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All delighted people EP by Sufjan Stevens( Recording )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 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
This bird has flown : a 40th anniversary tribute to the Beatles' Rubber soul( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver & gold by Sufjan Stevens( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 68 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 )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The best American nonrequired reading 2007
Alternative Names
Sufjan Stevens Amerikaans singer-songwriter en multi-instrumentalist

Sufjan Stevens auteur-compositeur-interprète américain

Sufjan Stevens cantautore e musicista statunitense

Sufjan Stevens US-amerikanischer Singer-Songwriter und Multi-Instrumentalist

Sufjan Stivens

Σούφγιαν Στίβενς Αμερικανός τραγουδιστής-στιχουργός, μουσικός


Стивенс, Суфьян

Суфян Стивънс

Суфјан Стивенс

סופיאן סטיבנס

סופיאן סטיבנס זמר אמריקאי

سوفیان استیونز

수프얀 스티븐스



English (113)

French (3)

German (2)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (1)