180 Gram Vinyl Record
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180-gram double LP, gatefold jacket
Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry composer debut on Deutsche Grammophon
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Arcade Fire member Richard Reed Parry presents a new solo album. Titled Music For Heart And Breath, the album features performances that are played in sync with the musicians' own breathing and heartbeat, according to Parry's website. The album features Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner of the National, as well as the Kronos Quartet.
Says Parry, about the album: "A slow process of creating a new way of playing music. Here is what it is: very soft, very quiet music, played utterly in synch with the heart rates and breathing rates of the musicians performing it. Every note you hear is either in synch with the heartbeat of the person playing it, the breathing of the person (or one of the surrounding persons) playing it.
"So what you hear when this music plays is played precisely in time with someone's quiet, internal rhythms. Brought to musical life by a handful of different ensembles. And now, at last, recorded in full, and coming out on Deutsche Grammophon. It has been a joy to create this work, and even more of a joy to have it brought to life by such a fantastic cast of musical minds."
|Quartet For Heart Breath|
|Heart And Breath Sextet|
|For Heart, Breath And Orchestra|
|Interruptions I-VII (Heart and Breath Nonet)|
|Duet For Heart And Breath|
|Quartet For Heart And Breath|
|Interruption VII. Freeform Winds Only|