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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… read more

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  • Avatar for houghster27
    This album undoubtedly proved the genius of Sufjan. "In the countenance of kings" is a perfect classical song and the postlude is beautiful.
  • Avatar for Snooz
    Holy shit I'm rediscovering a Sufjan I thought I knew.
  • Avatar for katastrofizm
    is sufjan even human?
  • Avatar for DrSlump7
    unmitigated genius. Sufjan is one of the few prodigies of today.
  • Avatar for zhimbo
    With titles like "Self-Organizing Emergent Patterns" I expected this to be imposing Reich-inspired minimalism (and Stevens has clearly showed a Reich-ian streak in the past). It's far more like Gershwin's orchestral work.
  • Avatar for biomorfo
    flavors
  • Avatar for Charlohh
    Sufjan = Genius
  • Avatar for katlinkinnison
    !
  • Avatar for GaiusBertus
    Wonderful, amazing, fanastic! And great as well.
  • Avatar for DaanBorrias
    Brilliant.

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