Songwriter Sufjan Stevens puts his expressive voice and exuberant orchestrations in the service of unabashed wonder at the world.
In this film soundtrack Stevens turns his gaze to the rodeo, in all its bullriding, calf-roping, 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. Piano and percussion quartet Yarn/Wire perform the score live.
Part of the Russian Standard Vodka Hub Sessions.
Commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music
Music by Sufjan Stevens
Performed by Yarn Wire
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