By Jenn Pelly
Sufjan Stevens has contributed a new piece to the new album from the chamber ensemble yMusic. The album is called Balance Problems and is out September 30 through the label New Amsterdam. Sufjan contributed the closing piece, “Salvator Mundi”. See the full tracklist and album trailer below.
Nico Muhly also contributed the opening title piece, and the entire album was produced by Son Lux. It follows 2011’s Beautiful Mechanical.
yMusic is six classical musicians: Rob Moose, CJ Camerieri, Clarice Jensen, Alex Sopp, Hideaki Aomori, and Nadia Sirota. They have collaborated with Björk, Bon Iver, David Byrne, Antony and the Johnsons, Dirty Projectors, and many others.
On September 12, yMusic will perform with Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry at BasilicaSoundScape, presented in association with Pitchfork. They’ve also got a dates scheduled with Blake Mills. See their full schedule below.
01 Nico Muhly: “Balance Problems”
02 Marcos Balter: “Bladed Stance”
03 Andrew Norman: “Music in Circles (Part 1)”
04 Andrew Norman: “Music in Circles (Part 2)”
05 Jeremy Turner: “The Bear & The Squirrel”
06 Timo Andres: “Safe Travels”
07 Mark Dancigers: “Everness”
08 Sufjan Stevens: “Salvator Mundi”
09-12 Hudson, NY – Basilica Soundscape Festival $
09-26 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl $
09-30 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair %
10-01 New York, NY – (Le) Poisson Rouge %
10-06 Washington, DC – The Hamilton %
10-08 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade %
10-09 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live %
$ with Richard Reed Parry
% with Blake Mills