Artist and producer Son Lux, né Ryan Lott, will take his experimental, electro-classical music on a U.S. tour this spring. Son Lux recently reformulated as a trio featuring Rafiq Bhatia on guitar and Ian Chang on drums.
New Yorker Ryan Keberle is in three bands. He's been around the world with singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens. He's been in the studio with David Bowie, Alicia Keys and David Byrne. He serves as Director of Jazz and Brass Studies at Hunter College. Playing jazz in Manhattan for the last 15 years has only made him more conversant in his particular field: South American music. On 'Azul Infinito' (Greenleaf Music), he stretches the boundaries of music from Columbia, Argentina, Brazil and Peru.
New details surrounding the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and music director Louis Langrée's groundbreaking artistic collaboration with the MusicNOW Festival and artistic director Bryce Dessner have been announced. This year’s festival will host works by Caroline Shaw, The National, Christopher Rouse, Daníel Bjarnason, Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens and more.
Indie singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens will be presenting the world premiere of his new documentary Round-Up at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from Jan. 20 to 25. Stevens’s new BAM-commissioned work will be a part of the company's 2015 winter/spring season. This will fall in line with his previous pieces that have premiered: "Planetarium," which appeared at BAM in the 2013 winter/spring season, and "The BQE," which was a part of 2007’s Next Wave series. In "Round-Up," Stevens turns his gaze to the rodeo, in all its bull-riding, calf-roping and barrel-racing glory. With slow-motion footage shot by sibling filmmakers Aaron and Alex Craig at the 2013 Pendleton Round-Up in Oregon, "Round-Up" is a musical and cinematic portrait of a classic American tradition. The piece will be shown on the Sternberg Screen and will featuring a score by Stevens on electronics and new-music ensemble Yarn/Wire performing piano and percussion.
yMusic have shared the full stream of their sophomore effort, "Balance Problems," on New Amsterdam Records, featuring compositions by Classicalite faves Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly and Timo Andres, as well as works by NOW Ensemble guitarist Mark Dancigers, Chicago timbralist Marcos Balter, Andrew Norman and Jeremy Turner. Set to drop tomorrow, you can stream the full album here thanks to Pitchfork Advance.
Justin Peck and Sufjan Stevens are no stranger to dance scoring. Last year, the duo collaborated on Year of the Rabbit, which premiered at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater in New York with the New York City Ballet.