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Sufjan Stevens
Stevens in concert at the Pabst Theater in 2006.
Stevens in concert at the Pabst Theater in 2006.
Background information
Born Detroit, Michigan
Genre(s) Indie folk
Experimental
Folk
Baroque pop
Instrument(s) Vocals
Multi-instrumentalist
Years active 1999 – present
Label(s) Asthmatic Kitty, Sounds Familyre, Orchard
Associated
acts
Marzuki, My Brightest Diamond
Website www.sufjan.com

Sufjan Stevens (IPA pronunciation: /'suːfjɑ:n/) (born July 1, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Petosky, Michigan. Sufjan's music is lyrically focused and instrumentally rich. Lyrically it often relates to faith and family. Stevens has enjoyed wide critical success in the United States. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 2. ... Vintage exterior view of the Pabst Theater The Pabst Theater is an indoor concert venue and landmark of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. Colloquially known as the Pabst, the theater hosts about 100 events per year. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For experimental rock music, see experimental rock. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... Baroque pop as a style originated in the mid 1960s as the flipside of sunshine pop. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... A multi-instrumentalist is a musician who plays a number of different instruments. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Asthmatic Kitty Records is an independent record label started in 1999. ... Marzuki was an indie folk rock band from Holland, MI, with a significant fan base in western Michigan in the mid to late 1990s. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... This article is about the town; for the type of rock, see Petoskey Stone. ...


He is considered part of the folk revival in indie pop, but his influences are very broad. His music has been likened to electronica[1] and the minimalism of Steve Reich.[2] Stevens originally announced plans to make a concept album for each of the 50 U.S. states, having begun the series with Michigan (2003) and Illinois (2005). Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Ambient music refers to a kind of music that envelops the listener without drawing attention to itself [1] // The term ambient music was first coined by Brian Eno in the mid-1970s to refer to music that can be either actively listened to with attention or as easily ignored, depending... This article is about a musical style. ... Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer. ... In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... Michigan (2003) is a concept album by Sufjan Stevens, with songs referencing cities and people in the state of Michigan. ... Illinois (pronounced or ill-i-NOY), also known as Come on feel the Illinoise, is a 2005 concept album by American songwriter Sufjan Stevens, with songs referencing places and people related to the U.S. state of Illinois. ...

Contents

Background

Stevens was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Petoskey[3] where he attended Harbor Light Christian School as well as the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy. He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan. “Detroit” redirects here. ... Sidewalk in downtown Petoskey Petoskey is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Interlochen Center for the Arts is situated in Interlochen, Michigan on a 1,200 acre (5 km²) campus, and comprises (in order of founding): Interlochen Arts Academy — a boarding high school Interlochen Arts Camp — a summer camp Interlochen Public Radio — a public radio station Interlochen Pathfinder... Hope College is a medium-sized (3,200 undergraduates), private, residential liberal arts college located in downtown Holland, Michigan, a few miles from Lake Michigan. ... Holland is a city in the western region of the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


The name Sufjan is an Arabic name[4] that predates Islam and most famously belonged to Abu Sufyan, a figure from early Islamic history. It has been mentioned in the press that the name was given to Stevens by the founder of Subud, an inter-faith, non-religious spiritual community to which his parents belonged when he was born.[5] Stevens said once in an interview, "It sounds like Devendra [Banhart] kind of grew up in this strange kind of cultish environment, and I don't mean that word in a demeaning way. I think we probably come from similar backgrounds. There's a little bit of that in my history."[6] Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Abu Sufyan ibn Harb was the leader of the Banu Abd Shams clan of the Quraish tribe, and was the chieftain of the entire Quraish tribe, making him one of, if not the most powerful men in Mecca during the lifetime of Muhammad. ... Subud (pronounced IPA: ) is an international spiritual association of people of all religions as well as people with no religious affiliation. ... Devendra Banhart (born May 30, 1981, in Houston, Texas, U.S.) is a folk rock singer-songwriter and musician. ...


A multi-instrumentalist, Stevens is well known for his use of the banjo, but also plays guitar, piano, drums, and several other instruments, often playing all of these on his albums through the use of multitrack recording. While in school, he studied the oboe and English horn, which he also plays on his albums; he is one of the few musicians in popular music to use these instruments. A multitude of instruments are played in unison to give his songs a "symphony-like" sound. Strings and horns are often prominent in many of his songs. For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... The Tascam 85 16B analogue tape recorder can record 16 tracks of audio on 1 inch (2. ... The oboe is a double reed musical instrument of the woodwind family. ... The cor anglais, or English horn, is a double reed woodwind musical instrument in the woodwind family. ...


Stevens currently lives in the Brooklyn borough of New York City in the neighborhood of Kensington[7] where he makes up the Asthmatic Kitty Records staff of the Brooklyn office.[8] This article is about the borough of New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Kensington is a neighborhood in the center of the New York City, borough of Brooklyn. ... Asthmatic Kitty Records is an independent record label started in 1999. ...


Career

Stevens at the Independent Music Awards, Webster Hall, New York City
Stevens at the Independent Music Awards, Webster Hall, New York City

Sufjan Stevens began his musical career as a member of Marzuki, a folk-rock band from Holland, Michigan. He also played (and continues to play) various instruments for Danielson Famile. While in school at Hope College, Stevens wrote and recorded his debut solo album, A Sun Came, which he released on Asthmatic Kitty Records, a record label he founded with his step-father. He later moved to New York City, where he was enrolled in a writing program at the New School for Social Research. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (898x679, 76 KB) Independent Music Awards, Webster Hall, New York City. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (898x679, 76 KB) Independent Music Awards, Webster Hall, New York City. ... Marzuki was an indie folk rock band from Holland, MI, with a significant fan base in western Michigan in the mid to late 1990s. ... Holland is a city in the western region of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Danielson Famile (aka Danielson) is a band from Clarksboro, New Jersey, that plays a quirky blend of Indie pop and gospel music. ... Hope College is a medium-sized (3,200 undergraduates), private, residential liberal arts college located in downtown Holland, Michigan, a few miles from Lake Michigan. ... 2004 Reissue Cover A Sun Came is a folk rock music album by Sufjan Stevens, released in 2000. ... Asthmatic Kitty Records is an independent record label started in 1999. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... New School University is an institute of higher learning in New York City. ...


While in New York, Stevens composed and recorded the music for his second album, Enjoy Your Rabbit, a song cycle based around the animals of the Chinese Zodiac that ventured into electronica. Album by Sufjan Stevens. ... A song cycle is a group of songs designed to be performed in sequence as a single entity. ... Chinese astrology (占星術 pinyin: zhan4 xing1 shu4; 星學 pinyin: xing1 xue2; 七政四餘 pinyin: qi1 zheng4 si4 yu2; and 果老星宗 pinyin: guo3 lao3 xing1 zong1) is related to the Chinese calendar, particularly its 12-year cycle of animals (aka Chinese Zodiac), and... Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ...


Stevens followed this with the first of his ambitious "50 states" albums, a collection of folk songs and instrumentals inspired by his home state of Michigan. The result, the expansive Michigan ("Greetings from Michigan the Great Lake State") included odes to cities including Detroit and Flint, the Upper Peninsula, and vacation areas such as Tahquamenon Falls. Melded into the scenic descriptions and characters are his own declarations of faith in God, sorrow, love and the regeneration of Michigan. Michigan (2003) is a concept album by Sufjan Stevens, with songs referencing cities and people in the state of Michigan. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Flint, Michigan is a city in Genesee County along the Flint River about 60 miles northwest of Detroit. ... The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, also known as The Upper Peninsula, The U.P. (or The UP), and Above the Bridge by Michiganders, refers to the northern peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Luce County, Michigan | Waterfalls of the United States ...


Following the release of Michigan, Stevens compiled a collection of songs recorded previously into a side project, the Christian-folk album Seven Swans, which was released in March 2004. Seven Swans is a folk rock music album by Sufjan Stevens. ...


Next he released the second in the 50 states project, entitled Illinois or "Come On Feel the Illinoise." Among the subjects explored on Illinois are the cities of Chicago, Decatur and Jacksonville, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, the state's (somewhat confusing and obscure) observance of a holiday in honor of Casimir Pulaski, the poet Carl Sandburg, and the serial killer John Wayne Gacy Jr. Illinois (pronounced or ill-i-NOY), also known as Come on feel the Illinoise, is a 2005 concept album by American songwriter Sufjan Stevens, with songs referencing places and people related to the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The Decatur Transfer House in the background with a newly completed fountain in the foreground. ... Jacksonville is a city in Morgan County, Illinois, United States. ... One-third scale replica of Daniel Chester Frenchs Republic, which stood in the great basin at the exposition, Chicago, 2004 The Worlds Columbian Exposition (also called The Chicago Worlds Fair), a Worlds Fair, was held in Chicago in 1893, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher... For things named to honor Kazimierz Pułaski, see: Pulaski (disambiguation). ... For the passenger train service, see Carl Sandburg (Amtrak). ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... John Wayne Gacy Jr. ...


Over the 2005 winter holidays, Sufjan recorded an album with Rosie Thomas and Denison Witmer playing banjo and providing vocals. In April 2006, Pitchfork erroneously announced that Stevens and Thomas were having a baby together, but were forced to print a retraction.[9][10][11] Witmer and Thomas later admitted it was an April Fools' prank.[12] In December 2006, the collaborative recordings were digitally released by Nettwerk as a Rosie Thomas album entitled These Friends of Mine. The album was released in physical form on March 13, 2007. In April of 2007, in Brooklyn and Philadelphia Sufjan made surprise unannounced appearances on Rosie's tour in support of this album. Rosie Thomas. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy one of the guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia on one of the following topics: If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article to establish its notability, citing reliable sources. ... Nettwerk is a large Vancouver, British Columbia based record label and music management firm. ... These Friends of Mine is the fourth album by American singer-songwriter Rosie Thomas, released in 2006. ...


On September 11, 2006 in Nashville, TN, Sufjan debuted a new composition, a 10+ minute piece titled "Majesty Snowbird" [13][14]. On November 21, 2006, a five CD box set Songs for Christmas was released, which contains originals and Christmas standards recorded every year since 2001 (except 2004). "Sufjan indulged in the project initially as an exercise to make himself 'appreciate' Christmas more"[15] It seems Sufjan was interested in the contrast between the excesses of Christmas and the spirit of it (or the "sacred and the profane"). Many of the songs were the work of an annual collaboration between Sufjan and his friend and minister Vito Aiuto; the songs themselves were distributed to friends and family. is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Songs for Christmas is an album of Christmas related songs and carols recorded by independent musician Sufjan Stevens between 2001 and 2006. ...


So far in 2007 he has played shows sporadically, including playing at the Kennedy Center to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Millennium Stage concerts [16]. He was recently commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music to create a "music and film work" titled "The BQE", which will serve as "a symphonic and cinematic exploration of NYC’s infamous Brooklyn-Queens Expressway" which will make its world premiere at BAM's Next Wave festival November 1-3, 2007. [17] Sufjan has also worked as an essayist lately, contributing to Asthmatic Kitty Records' "Sidebar" feature and Topic Magazine [18]. He will write the intro to the 2007 edition of McSweeney's The Best American Nonrequired Reading [19]. The Kennedy Center as seen from the Potomac River. ... Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a major performing arts venue in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City, known as a center for progressive and avant garde performance. ... On the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278). ... McSweeneys is a publishing house founded by editor Dave Eggers, author of You Shall Know Our Velocity, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius , How We Are Hungry and What Is the What. ...


Sufjan has contributed to the music of Denison Witmer, Soul Junk, Half-handed Cloud, Brother Danielson, Danielson Famile, Serena Maneesh, Castanets, Shannon Stephens, and Liz Janes. In 2007 alone, Sufjan played piano on The National's album Boxer, produced and contributed many instrumental tracks to Rosie Thomas's album These Friends of Mine, multiple instruments on Ben + Vesper's album All This Could Kill You and oboe and vocals to David Garland's new album Noise in You. An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy one of the guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia on one of the following topics: If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article to establish its notability, citing reliable sources. ... Soul-Junk is an experimental hip hop group from San Diego, California. ... Half-handed Cloud is a band from Berkeley, California. ... Danielson Famile (aka Danielson) is a band from Clarksboro, New Jersey, that plays a quirky blend of Indie pop and gospel music. ... Danielson Famile (aka Danielson) is a band from Clarksboro, New Jersey, that plays a quirky blend of Indie pop and gospel music. ... Serena Maneesh (sometimes spelled Serena-Maneesh or shortened to S-M) is an alternative rockband from Oslo, Norway. ... Castanets is the musical project of Raymond Raposa, a San Diego native currently residing in New York City. ... Shannon Stephens is a solo musician, currently living in Seattle, Washington. ... The National is a Brooklyn-based indie rock band formed in 1999, by friends from Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Boxer is the fourth studio album by The National. ... Rosie Thomas. ... Ellen (originally titled These Friends of Mine for the first season) was a U.S. television sitcom which ran on the ABC network from 1994 to 1998. ... David Garland Recently premoted from bargin sales director to (assistant to) General Manager post at Irishjobs. ...


He has contributed covers of Tim Buckley ("She Is"), Joni Mitchell ("A Free Man in Paris"), Daniel Johnston ("Worried Shoes"), John Fahey ("Variation on 'Commemorative Transfiguration & Communion at Magruder Park"), The Innocence Mission ("The Lakes of Canada") and The Beatles "What Goes On" to various tribute albums. His versions of "A Free Man in Paris" and "What Goes On" are notable for only retaining the lyrics of the original, as Sufjan has taken his own interpretation on the melody and arrangement. His rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" has a similar rearranged melody and arrangement as well as a whole new verse [20]. Timothy Charles Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an experimental vocalist and performer who incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, and avant-garde rock in a short career spanning the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... Daniel Dale Johnston (b. ... John Fahey (February 28, 1939 – February 22, 2001) was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who pioneered the steel-string guitar as a solo instrument. ... The Innocence Mission is a four-piece band based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Nicholson took the copy Key gave him to a printer, where it was published as a broadside on September 17 under the title The Defence of Fort McHenry, with an explanatory note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ...


Stevens is touring Australia in early 2008.[21]


The Fifty States Project

Original album cover of Illinoise featuring depiction of Superman
Original album cover of Illinoise featuring depiction of Superman

Beginning with Michigan, Stevens announced an intent to write an album for each of the 50 U.S. states, although in interviews he wavers between utter sincerity and self-deprecating irony when describing the idea. Download high resolution version (1200x1200, 927 KB) This image is the cover of an album or single. ... Download high resolution version (1200x1200, 927 KB) This image is the cover of an album or single. ... Illinois (2005) is a concept album by American songwriter Sufjan Stevens, with songs referencing cities and people in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of...


Stevens spent the second half of 2004 researching and writing material for the second of these projects, this time focusing his efforts on Illinois. As with Michigan, Stevens used the state of Illinois as a leaping-off point for his more personal explorations of faith, family, love, and location. Though slated for general release on July 5, 2005, the album was briefly delayed by legal issues regarding the use of Superman in the original album cover artwork. In the double vinyl release, a balloon sticker has been placed over Superman on the cover art of the first 5,000 copies. The next printings had an empty space where the Superman image was, as with the CD release.[22] Illinois (pronounced or ill-i-NOY), also known as Come on feel the Illinoise, is a 2005 concept album by American songwriter Sufjan Stevens, with songs referencing places and people related to the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ...


The widely acclaimed Illinois was the highest-rated album of 2005 on the Metacritic review aggregator site, based on glowing reviews from Pitchfork, The Onion A/V Club, Spin, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, KEXP, and The Guardian.[23] The 2006 PLUG Independent Music Awards awarded Stevens with the Album Of The Year, Best Album Art/Packaging, and Male Artist Of The Year. Pitchfork Media, No Ripcord, and Paste Magazine named Illinois as the editors' choice for best album of 2005 and Stevens received the 2005 Pantheon prize, awarded to albums selling 500,000 copies or more, for Illinois. In April of 2006, Stevens announced that 21 pieces of music he had culled from the Illinois recording sessions would be incorporated into a new album, called The Avalanche.[24] The album was released on July 11, 2006. Illinois (pronounced or ill-i-NOY), also known as Come on feel the Illinoise, is a 2005 concept album by American songwriter Sufjan Stevens, with songs referencing places and people related to the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ... Pitchfork Media, usually known simply as Pitchfork and occasionally shortened to P4K or pfork,[1] is a United States-based daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. ... The Onion is a United States-based parody newspaper published weekly in print and daily online. ... Spin is a music magazine that reports on all the music that rocks. Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... This article is about the magazine. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... KEXP (formerly KCMU) is a public radio station based in Seattle, Washington, that specializes in independent and alternative rock programmed by its disc jockeys. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... The PLUG Independent Music Awards, or just Plug Awards, began in 2001 as a cartel of music lovers ranging from DJs and managers to indie retailers and fans. ... Issue 19 of Paste magazine (December 2005/January 2006), featuring Fiona Apple. ... The Avalanche: Outtakes and Extras from the Illinois Album is an album by indie rock singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens, consisting of outtakes and other recordings from the sessions for his album Illinois. ...


The next states to be taken on in the project have been reported as Oregon and Rhode Island.[25] Minnesota may be another candidate; in late 2005 and early 2006 Stevens played a new instrumental track titled "The Maple River." The Maple River mentioned in the title of the song runs through several counties in southern Minnesota. There is also evidence to suggest the possibility of a New York album. Not only is Stevens' current residence in New York City, but at the footnote of his writing piece entitled "Friend Rock" [1], Stevens stated that he was reading a biography on Robert Moses, who is a notable New Yorker. Stevens made brief mention to a possible collaboration with Asthmatic Kitty labelmate Rafter on an album about California[26] in a recent interview. Sufjan also recorded "The Lord God Bird"[27] about the ivory-billed woodpecker rediscovered in Arkansas (known as the 'lord god' or 'great god' bird because of its breathtaking appearance). This was in connection with a National Public Radio piece in which "independent radio producers Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister were curious about how Stevens writes his songs." Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... The Maple River near Mapleton The Maple River is a tributary of the Le Sueur River in southern Minnesota in the United States. ... This is about the urban planner; for other uses, see Robert Moses (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) The Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) is, or was, a very large member of the woodpecker family, Picidae; it is officially listed as an endangered species, but by the end of the 20th century had widely been considered extinct. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Largest metro area Little Rock Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... NPR redirects here. ...


"Sufjan Stevens is not going to write a record for each of the 50 states after all" was the original text included on the online liner notes for their Mews Too: An Asthmatic Kitty Compilation disc released on February 7, 2006.[28] This statement was possibly included as a joke, as the text has since been removed and the current liner notes related to Sufjan Stevens reads, "18. Sufjan Stevens can fold a fitted-sheet (he once worked as a professional folder in a commercial laundromat)."


Spiritual themes

Many of Stevens' songs have spiritual allusions. Stevens says he does not try to make music for the sake of preaching. "I don't think music media is the real forum for theological discussions," says Stevens. "I think I've said things and sung about things that probably weren't appropriate for this kind of forum. And I just feel like it's not my work or my place to be making claims and statements, because I often think it's misunderstood."[29]


Such themes are most notable on his album Seven Swans, the songs 'Abraham', 'Seven Swans', 'To Be Alone With You', 'He Woke Me Up Again', 'We Won't Need Legs To Stand' and 'The Transfiguration' directly address Christianity . In 'Abraham', Sufjan recounts the Old Testament story in the Book of Genesis. The lyrics of 'The Transfiguration' follow the Biblical accounts of Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9: 1-8, and Luke 9:28-36.[30] The title of 'All The Trees Of The Fields Will Clap Their Hands' is a quote from Isaiah 55:12.[31] Seven Swans is a folk rock music album by Sufjan Stevens. ... Note: Judaism commonly uses the term Tanakh to refer to its canon, which corresponds to the Protestant Old Testament. ... Abraham Sacrificing Isaac by Laurent de LaHire, 1650 Akedah or the Binding of Isaac (‎, Akedát Yitzhák) in Genesis 22, is narration from the Hebrew Bible, in which God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac on Mount Moriah. ... For other uses, see Genesis (disambiguation). ...


During a summer 2004 interview with Adrian Pannett for Comes with a Smile magazine, when asked how important faith was to his music he responded 'I don't like talking about that stuff in the public forum because, I think, certain themes and convictions are meant for personal conversation.' [32]


The BQE

On May 31st, 2007, Asthmatic Kitty announced that Stevens would be premiering a new project entitled The BQE in early November of 2007. The project, dubbed a "symphonic and cinematic exploration of New York City's infamous Brooklyn-Queens Expressway," will be manifested in a live show. The BQE will feature an original film by Sufjan Stevens (shot in Super 8 mm film), while Stevens and a backing orchestra will provide the live soundtrack. According to Asthmatic Kitty, the performance will include a small band, a wind and brass ensemble, string players, and hula-hoopers. However, there will be no singing. The BQE was commissioned by and will be performed on three consecutive nights - November 1-3, 2007 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of their Next Wave Festival. The composition is 30 minutes long, and will be followed by an additional one hour of concert by Stevens. Asthmatic Kitty is a record company that started in 1999 as a platform for musical projects by a community of artists from Holland, Michigan, a small city on the shore of Lake Michigan. ... On the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278). ... Kodachrome 40 KMA464P Super 8 Catridge Super 8 mm film, also called Super 8 is a motion picture film format that was developed in the 1960s and released on the market in 1965 by Eastman Kodak as an improvement of the older 8mm home movie format, and the Cine 8... Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a major performing arts venue in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City, known as a center for progressive and avant garde performance. ...


Discography

Studio albums

Year Album US Hot 200 US Heatseekers US Independent US Digital US Internet Canada
2000 A Sun Came - - - - - -
2001 Enjoy Your Rabbit - - - - - -
2003 Michigan - - - - - -
2004 Seven Swans - - - - - -
2005 Illinois 121 #1 4 - 172 -
2006 The Avalanche 71 - 4 6 - 93
2006 Songs for Christmas 122 - 3 - 17 -
  • Notes:
  1. A Sun Came was re-released on July 20, 2004.
  2. Enjoy Your Rabbit was re-released June 8, 2004.
  3. Michigan is also known as Greetings from Michigan: The Great Lake State.
  4. Michigan was released on vinyl on September 20, 2004.
  5. Illinois is also known as Come on, Feel the Illinoise!.
  6. Illinois was released on vinyl on November 21, 2005.
  7. The Avalanche is also known as The Avalanche: Outtakes and Extras from the Illinois Album.
  8. Sufjan Stevens can no longer appear on the Top Heatseekers chart as The Avalanche appeared in the Billboard Top 100.

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Singles

Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England. ...

Compilation appearances

  • "All Delighted People" (Eye of the Beholder Vol.1, Tract Records, October 3, 2000)
  • "Woman at the Well," "(Year of the) Ox," and "Far Physician's Son" (8.21. a blue bunny compilation, Blue Bunny Records, 2000)
  • "Damascus" (Seen/Unseen, Absalom Recordings, September 25, 2001)
  • "The First Full Moon", "God'll Ne'er Let You Down", "Bushwick Junkie", "I Can't Even Lift My Head" (To Spirit Back The Mews, Asthmatic Kitty Records, 2002)
  • "Borderline" (Hope Isn't a Word, Comes With a Smile, 2004)
  • "To Be Alone With You" (Music from the OC: Mix 4, Warner Bros./Wea, 2005)
  • "What Goes On" (This Bird Has Flown - A 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles' Rubber Soul, Razor & Tie, October 2005)
  • "She Is" (Dream Brother: Tribute to Tim and Jeff Buckley, Full Time Hobby, October 3, 2005)
  • "Opie's Funeral Song" (Mews Too: An Asthmatic Kitty Compilation, Asthmatic Kitty, February 7, 2006)
  • "Variation on 'Commemorative Transfiguration & Communion at Magruder Park'" (I Am the Resurrection: A Tribute to John Fahey, Vanguard, February 14, 2006)
  • "The Friendly Beasts" (See You on the Moon! Songs for Kids of All Ages, Paper Bag Records, March 21, 2006)
  • "Adlai Stevenson" (The Sound the Hare Heard, Kill Rock Stars, May 9, 2006)
  • "Free Man in Paris" (A Tribute to Joni Mitchell, Nonesuch, April 24, 2007)
  • "Ring Them Bells" (I'm Not There: Original Soundtrack, Columbia, 2007)

This Bird Has Flown - A 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles Rubber Soul is an indie tribute album by a variety of artists that commemorates, as the title suggests, the fortieth anniversary of the release of The Beatles 1965 album Rubber Soul. ... See You on the Moon!: Songs for Kids of All Ages is a compilation album, released in 2006 on Paper Bag Records. ... Paper Bag Records is a Canadian independent record label, founded in 2002 by Enrique Soissa and Trevor Larocque and based out of Toronto, Ontario. ... The Sound the Hare Heard is a 2006 compilation of mostly acoustic arrangements by a number of singer-songwriters, both well-known and relatively obscure. ... Free Man In Paris is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. ... A Tribute To Joni Mitchell is a tribute to Joni Mitchell featuring Sufjan Stevens, Björk, Caetano Veloso, Brad Mehldau, Cassandra Wilson, Prince, Sarah McLachlan, Annie Lennox, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, k. ... Nonesuch Records is currently a Warner Bros. ... Ring Them Bells, Guardian, 1995 Ring Them Bells was a live album taken from Joan Baez April 1995 shows at New Yorks Bottom Line. ...

Collaborations

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Miscellaneous releases

  • Michigan Outtakes (first available as free mp3 download on Sufjan's website; now included on the vinyl version of Michigan)[33]
  • "The Lord God Bird" (National Public Radio website, July 6, 2005)

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Samples

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Allusions and inclusions in other media

  • On Snow Patrol's "Hands Open", the band makes reference to Stevens: "Put Sufjan Stevens on and we'll play your favorite song / 'Chicago' bursts to life and your sweet smile remembers you."
  • Sufjan has been featured four times on the FOX television show The O.C.: "To Be Alone With You", "For The Widows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti", "Dear Mr. Supercomputer", and "The Incarnation" can be heard on episodes 202, 315, 411, and 415, respectively.
  • Sufjan has also been featured twice on the American television series Nip/Tuck. "John Wayne Gacy, Jr." and "All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands" are played during the final scenes of episodes 3.05 ("Frankenlaura") and 4.11 ("Conor McNamara, 2026"), respectively.
  • "All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands", from Seven Swans, appears in the American television comedy series Weeds, on the end credits of Season 1, episode 2. The song can be found on the soundtrack as well.
  • "Holland" appears on Season 2, episode 10 of Weeds
  • "Holland" also appears in the short independent film Who's The Top.
  • "Chicago", from Illinois, and "No Man's Land", from The Avalanche, appear on the soundtrack to the 2006 film Little Miss Sunshine, "Chicago" also appeared on the second trailer.
  • "Jacksonville" "Chicago" and "That Dress Looks Nice On You" also appear on an ident screened on Five US, a digital free-to-air in the United Kingdom.
  • "For The Widows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti" appears in one of the trailers for Invisible Children.
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio One has used several samples from Illinois in various programs
  • Fictional character Jim Halpert from the The Office lists "Chicago" from "Illinois" as one of his favorite music picks on the iTunes Music Store.
  • The song "Chicago" is used in a television commercial for LaSexta, a Spanish Television Channel.
  • The song "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois" is used in one of the trailers for the independent film Bella (film).
  • Chicago electronic duo Microfilm has covered Sufjan Stevens' song "Chicago" and turned it into an electrohouse anthem; the work was written about on music site Pitchfork and even championed by Sufjan's label, Asthmatic Kitty.

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References

  1. ^ Pattison, Louis. Avalanche Review. Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved on 2006-11-29. “Part psychedelic bluegrass, part extra-terrestrial electronic ambience, and part tribal percussion-fest”
  2. ^ Gill, Andy. Illinoise Review. Uncut. Retrieved on 2006-11-29. “All rendered in a weird, pan-stylistic blend of alt.country, minimalism and American brass band music”
  3. ^ Vander Plaat, Heather. ""A distinctive musical voice"", April 2006. Retrieved on 2006-07-29. 
  4. ^ Harrington, Richard (September 23, 2005). "Sufjan Stevens's Musical States of Mind". Washington Post. Retrieved on 2006-08-27.
  5. ^ Odland, Jeffrey (May 12, 2004). "Junkmedia: An Interview with Sufjan Stevens". Junk Media. Retrieved on 2006-08-27.
  6. ^ Bemis, Alec Hanley (August 28, 2005). "The Soft Revolution". Los Angeles Times Magazine. Retrieved on 2007-02-11.
  7. ^ Guarino, Mark (July 2006). Sufjan Stevens: Wonder Boy. Harp Magazine. Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  8. ^ About Us. Asthmatic Kitty Records. Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  9. ^ Sufjan Stevens Hypothetical Tracklists. Stereogum.com (April 13, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  10. ^ Sufjan E-Mails Smack Down. Filter Magazine (April 13, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  11. ^ Crock, Jason (May 15, 2006). Interview: Sufjan Stevens. Pitchforkmedia.com. Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  12. ^ April Fools. www.denisonwitmer.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  13. ^ Sufjan Stevens, Paramount Theatre; Austin, TX 09-16-2006. pitchforkmedia.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  14. ^ Video/MP3: Sufjan Stevens: "Majesty Snowbird" (Live). pitchforkmedia.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  15. ^ Songs For Christmas. Ashmtatic Kitty Records (November 21, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  16. ^ Live: Sufjan Stevens; Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., 5 February 2007. pitchforkmedia.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  17. ^ Sufjan Goes High Art for Brooklyn Academy of Music. pitchforkmedia.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  18. ^ Sufjan Stevens Pens Personal Essay for Topic Magazine. pitchforkmedia.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  19. ^ Sufjan Pens Eggers' Nonrequired Collection Intro. pitchforkmedia.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  20. ^ Star Spangled Banner. brendoman.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  21. ^ http://www.sydneyfestival.com.au/events/music.htm
  22. ^ Illinois now available on vinyl. Asthmatic Kitty records. Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  23. ^ Best of 2005. Metacritic. Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  24. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (April 7, 2006). Stevens revisits 'Illinois'. Monsters and Critics.com. Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  25. ^ Dahlen, Chris (July 13, 2005). "Art of the States". SF Weekly. Retrieved on 2006-08-27.
  26. ^ "Interview: Questions for Rafter", Asthmatic Kitty, February 15, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-02-16. 
  27. ^ "Brinkley, Ark., Embraces 'The Lord God Bird'", National Public Radio, July 6, 2005. Retrieved on 2006-08-27. 
  28. ^ Asthmatic Kitty Records : Various Artists > Mews Too: An Asthmatic Kitty Compilation. Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  29. ^ Sylvester, Nick. "Without a Prayer", The Village Voice, August 8, 2005. Retrieved on 2006-08-27. 
  30. ^ Keyword Search = Transfiguration. BibleGateway.com. Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  31. ^ Isaiah 55:12 (New Living Translation). BibleGateway.com. Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  32. ^ Comes With A Smile - Number 15 - Summer 2004. All Good Naysayers, Speak up!. Retrieved on 2007-06-16.
  33. ^ http://asthmatickitty.com/music.php?releaseID=7

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Further reading

  • Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music, First printing, Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 875. ISBN 1-56563-679-1. 

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