Created by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, & Sufjan Stevens

Video Content by Deborah Johnson @ Candystations
Video Tech: Joshua Higgason

The Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC
Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Sydney Opera House
Muziektheater, Amsterdam
Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven
The Barbican, London
Salle Pleyel, Paris


“In a menage a trois between internationally esteemed venues Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, the Barbican London and of course our own Sydney Opera House, a very special commission came about in the form of another incredible trio; with Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and Sufjan Stevens joining forces to create a song cycle with an orbit as epic as it gets. Celebrating the solar system, the sun, moon and the planets, Planetarium is as beautiful and sublime as it’s premise suggests. Not surprising, considering that Bryce, Nico and Sufjan are in their own individual rights eminent in their respective fields. Planetarium acts as a musical telescope into our corner of the universe, with Bryce, Nico and Sufjan the magnifying lenses. In the case of Sufjan, Planetarium  draws some parallels with his Age of Adz performance. And with Nico on the piano and keys whilst Bryce handles guitar, it’s some next level collaborational magic.”

Excerpt from the Sydney Opera House Vivid Live Blog