Highway Symphony?

Hopefully you have heard of “The QBE,” a symphony to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, composed by Sufjan Stevens and Robert Moses, respectively.  The BQE was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and is described by BAM Executive Producer Joe Melillo thusly: “A large musical ensemble [and] a triptych of video screens….all came together under the artistic leadership of the singer-songwriter and composer Sufjan Stevens.  The film discovered art in the controversial roadway conceptualized and built by the legendary Robert Moses.  With it, a thrilling musical score and a complete performance event.  Who knew that this talented guy would give us a truly Wagnerian work of music and film?”  Read more about The BQE here, read the NY Times review here, and watch a clip here.  Let us know your thoughts on it in the comments.

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