The music world has known about the collaborative horns and strings compositions of Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, and Bryce Dessner since last August. The thing is, not too many of us were probably going to hear it because the music is to be played in Dutch concert hall Muziekgebouw Eindhoven on April 7.
But wait! We're now seeing footage from the recently wrapped MusicNOW Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio, where Stevens, Muhly, and Dessner performed some of their works with seven trombone players and a string quartet. Thanks to YouTube user nostrand4lyf, we can now see (well, hear, mostly) exactly what the three songwriters came up with last year.
You can watch some of the performances of the planets-inspired pieces below. [P4K]