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Mystery of Love

Music video for “Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens from the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack featuring footage from the film as well as footage filmed at the M.A.N. (Museo Archeologico Nazionale of Naples).

 

Oh, to see without my eyes
The first time that you kissed me
Boundless by the time I cried
I built your walls around me
White noise, what an awful sound
Fumbling by Rogue River
Feel my feet above the ground
Hand of God, deliver me

 

Oh, oh woe-oh-woah is me
The first time that you touched me
Oh, will wonders ever cease?
Blessed be the mystery of love

 

Lord, I no longer believe
Drowned in living waters
Cursed by the love that I received
From my brother's daughter
Like Hephaestion, who died
Alexander's lover
Now my riverbed has dried
Shall I find no other?

 

Oh, oh woe-oh-woah is me
I'm running like a plover
Now I'm prone to misery
The birthmark on your shoulder reminds me

 

How much sorrow can I take?
Blackbird on my shoulder
And what difference does it make
When this love is over?
Shall I sleep within your bed
River of unhappiness
Hold your hands upon my head
Till I breathe my last breath

 

Oh, oh woe-oh-woah is me
The last time that you touched me
Oh, will wonders ever cease?
Blessed be the mystery of love

Visions of Gideon

I have loved you for the last time

Is it a video? Is it a video?
I have touched you for the last time
Is it a video? Is it a video?

 

For the love, the laughter I feel up to your arms
Is it a video? Is it a video?
For the love, the laughter I feel up to your arms
Is it a video? Is it a video?
Is it a video?

 

I have loved you for the last time
Visions of Gideon, visions of Gideon
And I have kissed you for the last time
Visions of Gideon, visions of Gideon

 

For the love, the laughter I feel up to your arms
Is it a video? (Is it a video?) Is it a video? (Is it a video?)
For the love, the laughter I feel up to your arms
Is it a video? (Is it a video?) Is it a video? (Is it a video?)
For the love, the laughter I feel up to your arms
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For the love, the laughter I feel up to your arms
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Carrie & Lowell Live

0:00 Redford (For Yia-Yia and Pappou) - Live
3:30 Death With Dignity - Live
8:08 Should Have Known Better
13:40 All of Me Wants All Of You - Live
20:27 John My Beloved - Live
27:00 The Only Thing - Live
32:22 Fourth of July - Live
38:59 No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross - Live
42:37 Carrie & Lowell - Live
46:55 Drawn to the Blood - Live
51:05 Eugene - Live
55:36 Vesuvius - Live
1:02:11 Futile Devices - Live
1:06:58 Blue Bucket of Gold - Live
1:11:23 Blue Bucket Outro
1:23:56 Hotline Bling (encore, featuring Gallant)

 

Performed live at: The North Charleston Performing Arts Center - Charleston, South Carolina - November 9, 2015
Performed by: Casey Foubert / Dawn Landes / James McAlister / Steve Moore / Sufjan Stevens / Featuring Gallant Performing “Hotline Bling”


"Hotline Bling" by Aubrey Graham, Timmy Thomas, Paul Jeffries. Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.

 

Filmed by We Are Films

Aaron Craig & Alex Craig - Director of Photography

Camera operators - Keith Bradshaw etc.

Produced by Sufjan Stevens

Co-Produced by Lisa Moran, Aaron Craig, and Alex Craig

Set, Stage, and Lighting Designer - Marc Janowitz

Lighting & Video Designer - Jason Rothberg

Video Designer - Josh Higgason

Sound Engineer - Brenndan McGuire

Monitor Engineer - Stu Tenold

Instrument Technician - Mikey Loy

Video Technician - Dan Gentile

Merchandise Manager - Max Goldblatt

Booking Agent - Ali Hedrick / Billions Corporation

Business Manager - Mark Kaplan / Mejia & Kaplan, LLP

Tour Manager - Michael Schoenbeck

Artist Manager - Lisa Moran / The Art Counsel

Mercury

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly: NPR Music Field Recordings

 

In a Manhattan studio, some of the musicians behind Planetarium play the album's beautiful closing track.

By Benjamin Naddaff-Hafrey

Early on a spring morning in Manhattan, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and Nadia Sirota gathered at Reservoir Studios in Manhattan to play a song first performed five years ago and an ocean away.

"Mercury" is the closing track off Planetarium, a song cycle about the planets by Stevens, Dessner, Muhly and James McAlister. The work was originally composed on commission for the Dutch concert hall Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, and first performed there in 2012. Five turns around the sun later, Planetarium will arrive in recorded form on June 9 via 4AD.

"Mercury" is one of the most intimate songs on the record, a quality that's emphasized by its spot just after the 15-minute, ambient, electronic epic, "Earth." Where the record's other songs foreground synthesizers and spastic electric drum samples reminiscent of 2010's The Age of Adz, "Mercury" largely rests on Muhly's gentle piano work and Stevens' beautiful vocal. Where once, in the original live performances, the song swelled to a cinematic rush on the order of Illinois, it's now spare and elegant. Its warm intimacy is all the more apparent in the group's live performance, which features Dessner of The National lightly doubling on guitar Stevens' wordless refrain at the song's close.

Like many of the pieces on the record, its lyrics are a constellation of the cosmic, the personal and the mythological. The song, named for the messenger god, is a perfect musical setting for the feeling of having something dear carried away from you. "All that I've known to be of life / and I am gentle," Stevens sings. "You ran off with it all."

"Life is so abundant here, and yet we're so obsessed with the exterior of here," Stevens told All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen in a companion interview. "That's what's so interesting, there's a sort of beautiful, perfect order to life on earth that's so mysterious and so profound. And yet, as people, we really fuck it up. We're so dysfunctional. And we seek guidance from the exterior world — from the heavens — to help us understand our purpose here, and to sort of create a sense of order."

Credits:

Producers: Bob Boilen, Ben Naddaff-Hafrey; Director: Mito Habe-Evans; Editor: Nickolai Hammar; Violist: Nadia Sirota; Audio Engineering: Daniel Availa, Fritz Myers, Josh Rogosin, James Yost; Videographers: Annabel Edwards, Mito Habe-Evans, Nickolai Hammar; Series Producer: Mito Habe-Evans; Executive Producers: Anya Grundmann, Keith Jenkins; Special Thanks: St. Rose Music, Mark and Rachel Dibner of the Argus Fund.

 

The trio talk about the grand mysteries of the universe that helped inspire their celestial collaboration, Planetarium.

By Bob Boilen

There's a stunning project by a handful of music's current big-thinkers: composer Nico Muhly, songwriter and singer Sufjan Stevens and guitarist-composer Bryce Dessner of The National. The trio, along with percussionist James McAlister, have created Planetarium, an existential song cycle that confronts both the heavens and the human condition in a marriage of hypnotic sound and song.

The NPR Music team met Muhly, Dessner and Stevens at Reservoir Studios in Manhattan to capture a video of the trio performing the song "Mercury" with violist Nadia Sirota, which you can watch here.

We also got a chance to to talk with them about the work's complex creation. There's have a brief video interview here and a more extensive conversation in the All Songs Considered podcast.

Credits:

Producers: Bob Boilen, Ben Naddaff-Hafrey; Director: Mito Habe-Evans; Editor: Nickolai Hammar; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Annabel Edwards, Mito Habe-Evans, Nickolai Hammar; Special Thanks: St. Rose Music, Mark and Rachel Dibner of the Argus Fund; Series Producer: Mito Habe-Evans; Executive Producers: Anya Grundmann, Keith Jenkins

Take Me

Sisyphus ft. Sufjan Stevens "Take Me" from Ryan Dickie on Vimeo.

"Take Me" from Sisyphus's album on Asthmatic Kitty Records

Starring: Sufjan Stevens, Joella Jones, Dante Brown, Katherine Kitfield, Jordan Geiger, Jason Ruff, Audrey McGlinchy, Antonio Santos and Nadira Dossa

Director: Ryan Dickie
Producers: Abby Horton and Tyler Byrne
Production Design: Antonio Santos
Costume Design: Savannah Wyatt and Natalie Fragola
Assistant Director: Andrew Gladstone
Gaffer: Rommel Genciana
Key Grip: Dada Shikako
Grip: Gabe Elder
1st AC: Kristopher Rey-Talley
2nd AC/DIT: Sam Mohney
Props: Evan Thomas Schafer
Wardrobe: Jami Villers
Hair/Make-up: Rachel Havesi
Color Timing: Sam Gursky
VFX: Matthew Greenberg
Production Assistants: Pete Horton and Ezra Ewen

in association with 1000%, Neighborhood Watch, Irving Harvey and Camp Hurley

Special Thanks: John Beeler, Asthmatic Kitty, Phil Pinto, Richard Peete, Ben Fink, Mike Abrego, Fast Ashley's, Chris Kuchinski, Critter and Guitari, Chris Chambers, Will Doyle, Elaina Royter and Roberto Lange