Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner & Nico Muhly

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner & Nico Muhly Barbican Centre
Monday 9 April 2012

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With Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly and Bryce Dessner

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Monday 9 April 2012

Barbican Centre

Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom
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Tel: +44 (0)20 7638 8891

“An exceptional collaboration from perhaps the three most defining creative minds from today’s New York’s inspirational music scene.

With his The Age of Adz album tour this year, Sufjan Stevens once again confirmed his status as an inimitable singer-songwriter genius; Bryce Dessner delivered sell-out performances with The National and Nico Muhly brought us the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning film The Reader as well as the recent Two Boys opera at ENO.

Presenting a unique song cycle for seven trombones and string quartet with vocals from Sufjan Stevens, the concert opens with a series of beguiling string quartets – most of them UK premieres; to continue with Stevens’ first live performance of the vocals for Bryce Dessner’s brand new quartet ‘Tenebrae’, which he wrote for Kronos Quartet and performed at the Babrican’s Reverberations weekend in May 2011.


Nico Muhly Diacritical Marks
Sufjan Stevens Run rabbit run (selection)
Bryce Dessner Tenebrae
Muhly/Stevens/Dessner Song cycle for voice, string quartet and trombones (UK premiere)”
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  • Provashanty

    Gutted. Must pay more attention.

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • chronicplutonic

    Jupiter and Mercury were my favourites [2] and Saturn! ... and sufjan <3

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • PaperSnowflake

    Absolutely amazing show. More than I had expected. <3

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • KafkaJoubert


    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • piotr_popup

    Some pictures from the UK premiere of Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner & Nico Muhly "Planetarium" at the Barbican The review of the concert is only in Polish, sorry folks, I'm too tired now to write it in English as well!

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • will95will

    Jupiter and Mercury were my favourites

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • LouisLloyd

    I hope they release the second half as an album proper.

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • AutumnNovocaine

    that was incredible.

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • alilloyd

    Also have one spare ticket for the slightly more impecunious amongst you, £20 in the balcony.

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • jijipunch

    I have one spare ticket for tonite - front row £30. Contact me if interested.

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • timeandagain

    One ticket at face value in the circle (£30) owing to someone pulling out last minute. I can meet folks at the Barbican.

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Periodic_Chair

    Ticket at face value £30. I have a ticket for this, only one. All last minute, forgot I booked this, I live in South London not to far from Camberwell/Brixton, though I will be in Old Street from about 18:30. Drop me a line if you are interested.

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • lambi1

    Wait what? How did I not hear about this???

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • coba801

    Looking for one ticket. Message me if you have a spare!

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Uksandboy

    Looking for 2 tickets. MSG me if you have some spare

    6 Apr 2012 Reply
  • nwatts

    Keen on two tickets for this show, msg me if ounce got some to offload.

    6 Apr 2012 Reply
  • jmn32

    I have two tickets for Monday available for face value, to anyone who can meet me in London on Monday during the day. Message me if interested.

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • dillEsquire

    COME TO NY!!! I saw some footage from the festy in cinci and Sufjan is honestly bringing music to a new level. Have fun everyone going!!

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • PaperSnowflake

    What lollybobble said, I just checked and it seems like 3 tickets are left in the circle.

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • lollybobble

    Anyone still looking for a ticket I'd suggest looking at the Barbican site right now. They seem to have a tiny amount of returns (about 20 when I last looked).

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
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