Sufjan Stevens is proud to present The BQE, a cinematic suite inspired by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Hula-Hoop. Commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The BQE was originally performed in the Howard Gilman Opera House in celebration of the 25th anniversary Next Wave Festival in October of 2007.
Prelude on the Esplanade
Introductory Fanfare for the Hooper Heroes
Movement I: In the Countenance of Kings
Movement II: Sleeping Invader
Interlude I: Dream Sequence in Subi Circumnavigation
Movement III: Linear Tableau with Intersecting Surprise
Movement IV: Traffic Shock
Movement V: Self-Organizing Emergent Patterns
Interlude II: Subi Power Waltz
Interlude III: Invisible Accidents
Movement VI: Isorhythmic Night Dance with Interchanges
Movement VII (Finale): The Emperor of Centrifuge
Postlude: Critical Mass
Bonus Material [DVD]
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
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