Richard Reed Parry: Music For Heart And Breath Richard Reed Parry

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  • Richard Reed Parry (1977-): Quartet For Heart And Breath
  • 1Quartet For Heart And Breath06:45
  • Heart And Breath Sextet
  • 2Heart And Breath Sextet15:00
  • For Heart, Breath And Orchestra
  • 3For Heart, Breath And Orchestra12:22
  • Interruptions (Heart And Breath Nonet)
  • 4I Miniature 101:23
  • 5II String Peaks02:13
  • 6III Wind's Idea03:30
  • 7IV Miniature 201:39
  • 8V Sticks/Tension04:16
  • 9VI French Guitars03:24
  • 10VII Freeform Winds/String Drones03:43
  • Duet For Heart And Breath
  • 11Duet For Heart And Breath04:28
  • Quartet For Heart And Breath
  • 12Quartet For Heart And Breath06:48
  • Total Runtime01:05:31

Info for Richard Reed Parry: Music For Heart And Breath

Music for Heart and Breath is Richard Reed Parry´s debut as classical composer who is mostly known from the Grammy Nominated Uber Indie Rock Band Arcade Fire. Richard is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, drawing his influences from classical music, folk and electronica. This is his first core classical release that will find his home at Deutsche Grammophon!

The album features various compositions for Heart and Breath for various ensembles, as well as small interludes (Interruptions).

The concept behind Heart and Breath is that every musician involved in the piece generates his own tempo by listening to his/her pulse during the performance. Fragile and intimate, these stunningly created performance effects are the basis for this conceptual compositional approach.

Richard explains: “Music for Heart and Breath is a series of compositions that use involuntarily moving organs of the human body (specifically the lungs and the heart) as performance parameters. There are no time signatures: the tempos and rhythms are always governed by either the heart rates or the breathing rates of the individual players. In the case of the latter, the performers are instructed to play directly in sync with their own or another player’s individual breathing (playing at the speed of their inhalations, their exhalations or both). To enable the players to hear and play in sync with their own heartbeats, they wear stethoscopes and, naturally, generally play quietly.”

The music is performed by an exciting line-up of musicians, produced by Bryce Dessner Nico Muhly (Conductor, celeste/piano), Bryce & Aaron Dessner (guitar) from The National, Kronos Quartet, the ensemble Ymusic

Rob Moose, violin
Nadia Sirota, viola
Clarice Jensen, cello
Bill Kalinkos, clarinet
Alex Sopp, flute
C.J. Camerieri, trumpet
Nico Muhly, piano, celesta
Caroline Shaw, violin
Yuki Numata, violin
Courtney Orlando, violin
Annaliesa Place, violin
Nadia Sirota, viola (soloist)
Caleb Burhans, viola
Clarice Jensen, cello
Brian Snow, cello
Shawn Conley, double bass
Amelia Lukas, flute, piccolo
Arthur Sato, oboe
Hideaki Aomori, clarinet
Richard Reed Parry, double bass, piano
Bryce Dessner, guitar
Aaron Dessner, guitar
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Jeffrey Zeigler, cello

Recorded by Nick Lloyd at Dreamland, July to November 2012
Mixed by Nick Lloyd at Firehouse 12, April 2013
Produced by Bryce Dessner and Richard Reed Parry
Executive Producer: Christian Badzura (Deutsche Grammophon)

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