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Watch Sufjan Stevens and “Planetarium” Friends Cover David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in Paris

Planetarium Out Now via 4AD

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Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner (of The National), and James McAlister have all teamed up for a new collaborative album about space and the planets, Planetarium, which came out last month via 4AD. At a concert in Paris yesterday at the Philharmonie de Paris the band fittingly covered David Bowie’s 1969 classic “Space Oddity.” Watch a fan video of the performance below, followed by a list of their other upcoming shows.

The collective previously shared three songs from Planetarium via videos or lyric videos: “Saturn,” “Mercury,” and “Venus.” The project started several years ago when Dutch concert hall Muziekgebouw Eindhoven commissioned Muhly to compose a new piece and he asked his friends Stevens, Dessner, and McAlister to collaborate on it. Stevens and McAlister took the live recordings and adapted them into a studio recording. “We had recorded all the arrangements and the live parts in a studio after our last performance,” said Stevens in a previous press release. “So years later when we all kind of settled down, we said, ‘let’s open Pandora’s box.’”

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and James McAlister Planetarium Shows:

July 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn! - Prospect Park
July 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery
July 21 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater

(Via Stereogum)

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