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Richard Reed Parry - Music for Heart and Breath / NPR: Deceptive Cadence interview

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Richard Reed Parry is famous for making music sound big. As a core member of Arcade Fire, the Grammy-winning indie rock group from Montreal, he wields multiple instruments to help create deep, layered textures in which strings and synthesizers, slow ballads and disco dance tracks are all at home.

Parry's first solo album is a departure even from that broad sound. It's a collection of classical compositions featuring Nico Muhly , the yMusic ensemble and the Kronos Quartet. The album is called Music for Heart and Breath, and as Parry tells NPR, the title advertises the daring concept that holds the album together: the musician's body as metronome. Read the full NPR: Deceptive Cadence article and listen to the interview.