Published Oct 07, 2009Though it's not jaw dropping all on its lonesome, "Movement VI―Isorhythmic Night Dance with Interchanges" is a gorgeous harbinger of The BQE, a spectacular multimedia feat and one of Sufjan Stevens' most glorious accomplishments.
Commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and inspired both by the awesome monstrosity of hideousness that is the Brooklyn Queens Expressway and the simple feat of commercial industry that is the hula-hoop, The BQE is a vivid explosion of 16mm/8mm film spurred on by a melodramatic, orchestral score. The man at the centre of all of this is Sufjan Stevens, one of the most celebrated and ingenious independent artists of the decade.
Originally staged in 2007, the instrumental soundtrack arrives in deluxe packages, complete with an incisive essay by Stevens housed in a 40-page artwork booklet, a comic book devoted to the Hooper Heroes, a stereoscopic image reel (playable in all View-Master® viewers), and even more. Before its October 20th release, walk around with The BQE's "Movement VI―Isorhythmic Night Dance with Interchanges" as your own personal soundtrack and your day will seem that much more exhilarating.
Listen to "Movement VI―Isorhythmic Night Dance with Interchanges" by Sufjan Stevens here.