Sufjan Stevens live

Monday 22 April 2013Past concert

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, and Bryce Dessner


111 South Grand Avenue 90012 Los Angeles, CA, US

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Tour name: Planetarium (KCRW Presents; in conjunction with Brooklyn Festival)

With the West Coast premiere of Planetarium, The National’s Bryce Dessner, singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, and composer Nico Muhly come together to consider the cosmos. For the first half, a string quartet performs each artist’s classically informed compositions. In the second half, Stevens’ voice anchors a planet-by-planet song cycle that melds the collaborators’ distinct creative contributions into a harmonic whole. The cycle unfolds against the backdrop of a giant orb that morphs to reflect the characteristics of the sphere being celebrated.