Over the last decade Sufjan Stevens has been making musical magic out of nearly any genre, his past acclaims dipping into heart-wrenching romantic ballards, elaborative pop, idealised electronic, Christmas jams, and even RnB.
Now he has just announced that his latest venture will be a solo classical piano score for the ballet The Decalogue by Justin Peck, a New York City resident ballet choreographer. Landing on October 18 via AKR, the album is performed by Brooklyn-based pianist Timo Andres.
Sufjan Stevens has revealed his upcoming score project to Justin Peck’s The Decalogue, which premiered at the New York City Ballet in 2017.
The collection of tracks are performed by noted pianist and composer Timo Andres, who has appeared with a list of artists including Phillip Glass, Gabriel Kahane and the Kronos Quartet.
The Decalogue will mark the fifth ballet collaboration between Stevens and Peck, following 2012’s Year of the Rabbit, 2014’s Everywhere We Go, 2016’s The Countenance of Kings, and most recently 2019’s Principia.
Steven’s last studio album in 2015 featured the acclaimed track Carrie and Lowell and earlier this year he released the songs Love Yourself and With My Whole Heart in celebration of Pride Month.
The tracks from The Decalogue are listed numerically as Roman numerals, with the third track released this week as a first taste of what will be a melodic and subtly emotional album of great proportions. Check it out below: