“The most exciting debut by a composer in living memory.” – Drowned in Sound
Richard Reed Parry will kick off a European tour, accompanied by the London Contemporary Orchestra, in support of his critically acclaimed debut album Music for Heart and Breath with two dates in London on 7th and 8th October 2014.
The tour will see Parry play the record in its entirety in a number of settings including a church, a former botanical glasshouse and a City of London car park.
Best known as the multi-instrumentalist at the heart of chart-topping and Grammy Award winning art-rock band Arcade Fire, Parry’s debut album Music for Heart
and Breath – a collection of neo-classical pieces inspired by the fluctuating tempos of the human body – was released in June this year on Deutsche Grammophon described by Pitchfork as “a remarkable concept… Parry’s writing is shimmering”. Produced by The National's Bryce Dessner, Music for Heart and Breath was recorded in an old church in Woodstock, as well as New York City and San Francisco, during the summer and autumn of 2012.
“No two performances or recordings could ever be the same… a thoroughly exciting new composer” - Classic FM
@angeIing I sorta meant ambitious/hitting and surpassing the mark. But y’know.
I’ve been digging but I am coming up empty handed. Not even a close second. Lots of honorable mentions, mind you.
In all seriousness though has a more ambitious song than Bohemian Rhapsody ever been written and recorded?
Thank you Mary Oliver. Thank you.