Artists

Sufjan Stevens

Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens mixes autobiography, religious fantasy, and regional history to create folk songs of epic proportions. Two of his albums,  Michigan and  Illinois, grew out of his proposal to make a record for each of the 50 states. With his stepfather Lowell Brams, Stevens owns and operates his own music label, Asthmatic Kitty Records, named after Brams’ beloved cat Sara, who suffers from acute feline asthma. Stevens lives in Brooklyn and was last at BAM with the commissioned work  The BQE (2007 Next Wave Festival), a symphonic and cinematic exploration of New York City’s infamous Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.