℗ 2014 Richard Reed Parry Under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
 

Richard Reed Parry: Music For Heart And Breath

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1.1
Quartet For Heart And Breath
Richard Reed Parry; YMusic
6:45
1.2
Heart And Breath Sextet
Richard Reed Parry; YMusic; Nico Muhly
15:00
1.3
For Heart, Breath And Orchestra
Richard Reed Parry; Nico Muhly; Nadia Sirota; Caroline Shaw; Hideaki Aomori; Caleb Burhans; Shawn Conley; Amelia Lukas; Clarice Jensen; Yuki Numata; Courtney Orlando; Annaliesa Place; Arthur Sato; Brian Snow; Richard Reed Parry
12:22
Interruptions (Heart And Breath Nonet)  
1.4
I Miniature 1
Richard Reed Parry; YMusic; Bryce Dessner; Aaron Dessner; Richard Reed Parry
1:23
1.5
II String Peaks
Richard Reed Parry; YMusic; Bryce Dessner; Aaron Dessner; Richard Reed Parry
2:13
1.6
III Wind's Idea
Richard Reed Parry; YMusic; Bryce Dessner; Aaron Dessner; Richard Reed Parry
3:30
1.7
IV Miniature 2
Richard Reed Parry; YMusic; Bryce Dessner; Aaron Dessner; Richard Reed Parry
1:39
1.8
V Sticks/Tension
Richard Reed Parry; YMusic; Bryce Dessner; Aaron Dessner; Richard Reed Parry
4:16
1.9
VI French Guitars
Richard Reed Parry; YMusic; Bryce Dessner; Aaron Dessner; Richard Reed Parry
3:24
1.10
VII Freeform Winds/String Drones
Richard Reed Parry; YMusic; Bryce Dessner; Aaron Dessner; Richard Reed Parry
3:43
1.11
Duet For Heart And Breath
Richard Reed Parry; Nadia Sirota; Richard Reed Parry
4:28
1.12
Quartet For Heart And Breath
Richard Reed Parry; Kronos Quartet
6:48
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    65:31
"There is a palpable aliveness to the performance ... Parry's touch as a composer is pensive and delicate ... (his) writing is shimmering, jewel-like ..." - Pitchfork "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." - Richard Reed Parry Music for Heart and Breath is the debut from Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire as a neo-classical composer. This 2014 release draws on his influences from classical music, folk, and electronica. The concept is that every musician involved in the piece generates an individual tempo by listening to his or her pulse through stethoscopes during the performance. Fragile and intimate, these stunningly created performance effects are the basis for this conceptual compositional approach. Includes guest appearances from Kronos Quartet and Bryce and Aaron Dessner of indie rock band The National. 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.” - Richard Reed Parry
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon Studio Masters

Executive Producer: Christian Badzura (Deutsche Grammophon) Project Coordinator: Burkhard Bartsch (Deutsche Grammophon) Produced by Bryce Dessner and Richard Reed Parry Recorded by Nick Lloyd at Dreamland, July–November 2012 Assistant Engineers: Adam Armstrong and Dylan Shad Kronos Quartet recorded by Scott Fraser, August 2012 Additional recording by Oliver Straus at Mission Sound Recording, January 2013 Mixed by Nick Lloyd at Firehouse 12, April 2013

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