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Richard Reed Parry - Music for Heart and Breath / Billboard interview

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Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry gets to the heart of the matter - literally - on his new classical album, Music for Heart and Breath.

While recording the 12 compositions for the set, Parry and co-producer Bryce Dessner of The National outfitted the musicians, from duos to a small orchestra, with stethoscopes and asked them play in tempo with "their lungs and their hearts, the involuntary organs of the body. I had the idea, like, a long time ago and thought, 'Oh, this is a really good idea that nobody seems to have done, for some magical reason.' It just had something that felt very real  and very important to me." READ THE FULL Billboard INTERVIEW.