Asthmatic Kitty Records

Sufjan Stevens

The Decalogue

Catalog: AKR135 • Cover Art: Charlotte de Mezamat
Release date: October 18, 2019

The title of “The Decalogue” has a touch of the grandiose: it means “The Ten Commandments.” Yet this score, composed by Sufjan Stevens for a dance work choreographed by Justin Peck that premiered with the New York City Ballet in May of 2017, is quiet and experimental. Stevens’s piano score, as played and recorded by Timo Andres, sounds like etudes in the Romantic-modernist tradition, as if prompted by Debussy.

With “The Decalogue,” releasing digitally and on deluxe edition vinyl on October 18, 2019 and standard edition and CD on December 6, 2019,  Sufjan is making—gently, without ostentation—new departures.