This is a video of Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry where he talks about his highly fascinating new Album. It’s called “Music For Heart And Breath” and the title is meant literally. He invited some musicians (like: Kronos-Quartett, Adam und Bryce Dessner (The National), Nico Muhly, yMusic) and they would have to put on stethoscope while playing. The rhythm and tempo was given by their own body and -if you want- feelings. So, the recording is a snapshot and every single take, every single live performance is fully unique but not like improvisation unique. Parry would compose the tracks beforehand - during the first big tour of Arcade Fire as he explains in the video. I haven’t heard the full album yet but the idea and little pieces you hear during the video are already insanely beautiful.
Happy Friday the 13th,
*And what a morning! I got so overly excited about this, I can’t even think straight anymore - not too sure when this happened the last time with something I haven’t been a huge fan of before.
belated note: This is of course another great musician from Canada!