Sufjan Stevens Debuts Short Film with Live Score

Sufjan Stevens, Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, and Shara Worden joined Clogs (as well as the rest of an epic lineup) at this year’s Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee last month, but the Soof wasn’t only in town to offer up his banjo and vocal skills. Stevens also debuted Destroy Those Irritating Memories, his abstract new short film, which, according to All Good Naysayers, features distorted stills from old television shows his step-father gave him as a child.

Though the below audience footage of the film doesn’t offer an ideal view of Sufjan’s directorial foray, the live score, by the National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner, is rather impressive, I’d say. (Perhaps Jonny Greenwood can get them in touch with a Hollywood agent.)

Check out the audio from said footage of Destroy Those Irritating Memories below (via AGN) for a taste of the Dessner brothers’ solid film compositional skills (starts at the 4:15 mark):