Contact Us

Sufjan Stevens performing “BQE” @ BAM Next Wave Festival

DOWNLOAD: Sufjan Stevens – The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sufjan Stevens – She Is (Tim Buckley cover) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sufjan Stevens – Casimir Pulaski Day (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sufjan Stevens – Dear Mr Supercomputer (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sufjan Stevens – The Henney Buggy Band (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sufjan Stevens vs. Christina Aguilera (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sufjan Stevens – Chicago (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sufjan Stevens – Jason (MP3)

BQE

The Sufjan part….

On November 1, 2 and 3rd Sufjan will be pairing orchestrated selections of both new and old material with the 25th Next Wave Festival commission/world premiere of The BQE-a symphonic and cinematic exploration of one of New York’s least celebrated monuments: the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

Robert Moses’ controversial 11.7-mile roadway tears through neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens with the brute force of modern urban planning, and in Stevens’ hands becomes an evocation of the intersection of intimate experience and the American Dream. Merging a virtual road trip shot on film with a live band and orchestral ensemble, The BQE discovers abstract patterns and stories in the snaking traffic, potholed pavement, billboards, badly marked exits, and beautiful city views, revealing what happens when Manifest Destiny converges with urban blight.

And everything….

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has announced the selections for the 25th Next Wave Festival, to run October 2-December 16, 2007

Theater highlights include the New York premiere of Hotel Cassiopeia, a meditation on the life of artist Joseph Cornell, written by Charles L. Mee, created and performed by the SITI Company, and directed by SITI founder Anne Bogart (October 9-13); Israeli playwright Hanoch Levin‘s drama Krum, presented by the Polish theater company TR Warszawa (October 17-20); German director Michael Thalheimer‘s production of Frank Wedekind‘s classic play Lulu (November 27-December 1); and French acrobat/actor/director James Thierree’s performance piece Au Revoir Parapluie (December 4-16).

Other notable Next Wave offerings include the Cloud Gate Theatre of Taiwan (October 2-7); singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens’ multimedia piece The BQE (November 1-3); Cast No Shadow, the first collaboration between visual artist Isaac Julien and choreographer Russell Maliphant (November 6-10); and composer Tan Dun’s The Gate (December 5-8).

TICKET INFO

Subscriptions to the 25th Next Wave Festival go on sale to the public on June 18. (Friends of BAM and Subscriber Priority Sale begins June 11.) Click here for more information on ticketing.

La Blogoteque‘s new video of Sufjan performing “The Lakes of Canada” below….

Previously
* more Sufjan

Check It Out

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://www.brooklynvegan.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BrooklynVegan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!