History Synopsis / SufjanStevens

23rd Jan '18 6:04:31 AM sarahispi
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Also in 2017, he contributed to the soundtrack of ''Film/CallMeByYourName'', writing two original songs ("Mystery of Love" and "Visions of Gideon"), as well as producing a remix of "Futile Devices" (from ''The Age of Adz''), all of which appear in the film.

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Also in 2017, he contributed to the soundtrack of ''Film/CallMeByYourName'', writing two original songs ("Mystery of Love" and "Visions of Gideon"), as well as producing a remix of "Futile Devices" (from ''The Age of Adz''), all of which appear in the film.
film. In the 90th Oscar Awards, he was nominated for Best Original Song for Mystery of Love.
23rd Dec '17 2:27:23 PM pepsimax
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On October 11, 2017, the single "Wallowa Lake Monster" was released from what was announced to be the ''Carrie & Lowell'' edition of ''The Avalanche'': ''The Greatest Gift'', a [[InsistentTerminology mixtape]] of outtakes, demos, and remixes from the ''C&L'' era, released on November 24, 2017. Also in 2017, he contributed to the soundtrack of ''Film/CallMeByYourName'', writing two original songs (''Mystery of Love'' and ''Visions of Gideon''), as well as producing a remix of "Futile Devices" (from ''The Age of Adz''), all of which appear in the film.

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On October 11, 2017, the single "Wallowa Lake Monster" was released from what was announced to be the ''Carrie & Lowell'' edition of ''The Avalanche'': ''The Greatest Gift'', a [[InsistentTerminology mixtape]] of outtakes, demos, and remixes from the ''C&L'' era, released on November 24, 2017.

Also in 2017, he contributed to the soundtrack of ''Film/CallMeByYourName'', writing two original songs (''Mystery ("Mystery of Love'' Love" and ''Visions "Visions of Gideon''), Gideon"), as well as producing a remix of "Futile Devices" (from ''The Age of Adz''), all of which appear in the film.
23rd Dec '17 2:26:41 PM pepsimax
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On October 11, 2017, the single "Wallowa Lake Monster" was released from what was announced to be the ''Carrie & Lowell'' edition of ''The Avalanche'': ''The Greatest Gift'', a [[InsistentTerminology mixtape]] of outtakes, demos, and remixes from the ''C&L'' era, released on November 24, 2017. Also in 2017, he contributed to the soundtrack of ''Film/CallMeByYourName'', writing two original songs as well as producing a remix of "Futile Devices", all of which appear in the film.

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On October 11, 2017, the single "Wallowa Lake Monster" was released from what was announced to be the ''Carrie & Lowell'' edition of ''The Avalanche'': ''The Greatest Gift'', a [[InsistentTerminology mixtape]] of outtakes, demos, and remixes from the ''C&L'' era, released on November 24, 2017. Also in 2017, he contributed to the soundtrack of ''Film/CallMeByYourName'', writing two original songs (''Mystery of Love'' and ''Visions of Gideon''), as well as producing a remix of "Futile Devices", Devices" (from ''The Age of Adz''), all of which appear in the film.
23rd Dec '17 2:25:38 PM pepsimax
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On October 11, 2017, the single "Wallowa Lake Monster" was released from what was announced to be the ''Carrie & Lowell'' edition of ''The Avalanche'': ''The Greatest Gift'', a [[InsistentTerminology mixtape]] of outtakes, demos, and remixes from the ''C&L'' era. It is slated to release on November 24, 2017.

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On October 11, 2017, the single "Wallowa Lake Monster" was released from what was announced to be the ''Carrie & Lowell'' edition of ''The Avalanche'': ''The Greatest Gift'', a [[InsistentTerminology mixtape]] of outtakes, demos, and remixes from the ''C&L'' era. It is slated to release era, released on November 24, 2017.
2017. Also in 2017, he contributed to the soundtrack of ''Film/CallMeByYourName'', writing two original songs as well as producing a remix of "Futile Devices", all of which appear in the film.
11th Oct '17 7:06:53 PM stuffedninja
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In the summer of 2017, Sufjan lent his hand to a collaborative album about the Solar System titled ''Planetarium'', which also enlisted the talent of Music/TheNational's Bryce Dessner, drummer James [=McAlister=], and composer Nico Muhly.
11th Oct '17 7:03:59 PM stuffedninja
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However, within a week the EP was completely overshadowed by the announcement of a new LP: ''The Age Of Adz'', released October 2010, turned out to be as much of a musical departure as ''Michigan'' was seven years prior. It mixed glitchy, vintage-sounding electronica with orchestral arrangements, and forced both into pop song structure; or, as the official website described it, "''Enjoy Your Rabbit'' meets ''The B.Q.E.'' But with songs." Lyrically, the album had no overarching concept, the songs instead focusing on introspection or universal themes like love and death. At the time Sufjan wrote the album, his recent illness weighed heavily on his mind; this was reflected in the morbid and melodramatic tone that a number of songs took.

Since his return to the public eye, Sufjan has stated that he has no intention of quitting songwriting in the foreseeable future. His latest album ''Carrie & Lowell'' named after respectively his mother and stepfather was released on March 31, 2015 to critical acclaim, with many deeming it one of the best albums of the year and Stevens' best work yet.

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However, within a week the EP was completely overshadowed by the announcement of a new LP: ''The Age Of of Adz'', released October 2010, turned out to be as much of a musical departure as ''Michigan'' was seven years prior. It mixed glitchy, vintage-sounding electronica with orchestral arrangements, and forced both into pop song structure; or, as the official website described it, "''Enjoy Your Rabbit'' meets ''The B.Q.E.'' But with songs." Lyrically, the album had no overarching concept, the songs instead focusing on introspection or universal themes like love and death. At the time Sufjan wrote the album, his recent illness weighed heavily on his mind; this was reflected in the morbid and melodramatic tone that a number of songs took.

Sufjan's next album ''Carrie & Lowell'', named after respectively his late mother and stepfather, saw a retreat back to the quiet, soft-spoken indie folk sound that made him famous, along with some atmospheric electronics added into the mix. The album was inspired by the 2012 death of Sufjan's mother as well as the family trips to Oregon he went on as a child[[note]]In fact, the album was initially proposed as an album about Oregon in the vein of a continuation of the orphaned "50 States" project, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen but Sufjan was talked out of it]].[[/note]]. The production of ''C&L'' was notably a dark time for Sufjan; he turned to songwriting as a form of grief that only plunged him deeper into despair (which explains the CreatorBreakdown nature the album holds at times). However, he says the album ultimately helped him come to terms with his mother's death. The album was released on March 31, 2015 to critical acclaim, with many deeming it one of the best albums of the year and Stevens' best work yet.

On October 11, 2017, the single "Wallowa Lake Monster" was released from what was announced to be the ''Carrie & Lowell'' edition of ''The Avalanche'': ''The Greatest Gift'', a [[InsistentTerminology mixtape]] of outtakes, demos, and remixes from the ''C&L'' era. It is slated to release on November 24, 2017.

Since his return to the public eye, Sufjan has stated that he has no intention of quitting songwriting in the foreseeable future. His latest album ''Carrie & Lowell'' named after respectively his mother and stepfather was released on March 31, 2015 to critical acclaim, with many deeming it one of the best albums of the year and Stevens' best work yet.
5th Jun '17 10:07:59 AM stuffedninja
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Since his return to the public eye, Sufjan has stated that he has no intention of quitting songwriting in the foreseeable future. His next album ''Carrie & Lowell'' named after respectively his mother and stepfather is due for release on March 31, 2015.

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Since his return to the public eye, Sufjan has stated that he has no intention of quitting songwriting in the foreseeable future. His next latest album ''Carrie & Lowell'' named after respectively his mother and stepfather is due for release was released on March 31, 2015.2015 to critical acclaim, with many deeming it one of the best albums of the year and Stevens' best work yet.
12th Jan '15 12:15:15 PM BadSplice
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Since his return to the public eye, Sufjan has stated that he has no intention of quitting songwriting in the foreseeable future. There is no word yet on his next musical project.

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Since his return to the public eye, Sufjan has stated that he has no intention of quitting songwriting in the foreseeable future. There is no word yet on his His next musical project.album ''Carrie & Lowell'' named after respectively his mother and stepfather is due for release on March 31, 2015.
20th Jun '14 11:28:08 AM MarkLungo
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As a child growing up in Michigan (Detroit, then later the northern part of the Lower Peninsula) Sufjan Stevens took oboe lessons--which he hated--and taught himself piano by mimicking his sister's lessons. This musical self-instruction continued in college--he favored creativity over proficiency with any instrument. He started a folk-rock band, Marzuki, for which he played the recorder. He also prolifically wrote solo material--90-minute concept albums, recorded on 4-track tapes.

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As a child growing up in Michigan (Detroit, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}} (UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, then later the northern part of the Lower Peninsula) Sufjan Stevens Music/SufjanStevens took oboe lessons--which he hated--and taught himself piano by mimicking his sister's lessons. This musical self-instruction continued in college--he favored creativity over proficiency with any instrument. He started a folk-rock band, Marzuki, for which he played the recorder. He also prolifically wrote solo material--90-minute concept albums, recorded on 4-track tapes.



7th Apr '13 7:47:42 PM Nightpool
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In 2007, Sufjan composed ''The B.Q.E.'', a six-part symphony (performed by a full orchestra) and film about the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The live performance was well-received (winning the 2008 Brenden Gill prize) but the process of writing and recording the music caused Sufjan to have an existential crisis, questioning everything he knew about songwriting--and whether there was even any value in recording music at all. Consequently, the studio recording of ''The B.Q.E.'' was shelved for about a year, and not released until 2009.

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In 2007, Sufjan composed ''The B.Q.E.'', a six-part symphony (performed by a full orchestra) and film about the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The live performance was well-received (winning the 2008 Brenden Brendan Gill prize) but the process of writing and recording the music caused Sufjan to have an existential crisis, questioning everything he knew about songwriting--and whether there was even any value in recording music at all. Consequently, the studio recording of ''The B.Q.E.'' was shelved for about a year, and not released until 2009.
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