Convocations was written and recorded as Sufjan’s grieved over the death of his biological father, who passed away just two days after the musician released The Ascension last fall. Each volume — Meditations, Lamentations, Revelations, Celebrations, and Incantations — finds Sufjan exploring a different aspect of loss, taking listeners through “mourning, healing, and catharsis.”
Sufjan will be sharing one volume of the two-and-a-half-hour Convocations each week leading up to the full project’s May 6th release via Asthmatic Kitty. Having previously revealed the track “Meditation V”, he’s now shared the entirety of Meditations via a livestream premiere.
Take a listen via the YouTube playlist below. Pre-orders for the full Convocations collection are available via Bandcamp.