Sufjan Stevens’s latest collaboration with New York City Ballet choreographer Justin Peck, a solo piano score to new ballet The Decalogue, will debut May 12 at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. The collaboration is the pair’s third, following the success of 2012’s Year of the Rabbit and 2014’s ‘Everywhere We Go’.
Furthermore, ‘Carrie & Lowell Live’, a new album recorded on the tour for Stevens’ universally celebrated 2015 album, is out now via his own Asthmatic Kitty. Recorded at Stevens’ November 9, 2015 performance at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center the live show was shot and produced by We Are Films and the Art Counsel, edited by Keith Bradshaw, and mixed by Casey Foubert, and is available on Vimeo, and the audio will be available for purchase and/or streaming on all platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and Bandcamp, etc.).
‘The Greatest Gift’ Mixtape, an additional companion piece to Carrie & Lowell Live, is set for release this fall. The release, coming on cassette, LP and digital formats, features outtakes, remixes and demos from the Carrie & Lowell sessions.
Additionally, Planetarium, Stevens’ collaborative album with Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and longtime touring percussionist James McAlister, is set for release June 9 via 4AD. The album is an experimental chamber music song cycle with some of Stevens’ most ambitious lyrics and vocal performances to date.