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AUDIO: Sufjan Stevens (2005)

Andy Gill, Rock's Backpages Audio, July 2005

Mr Stevens talks about his latest album, Illinois: his memories of Chicago and Peoria; reading biographies of both cities; how his writing is informed by fiction, and how fact and fiction interchange; the instruments used in making the album; his long track titles; Detroit v Chicago; the influence of Terry Riley; his Steiner School upbringing, and his addressing of the Native American genocide.

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