Richard Reed Parry, multi-instrumentalist with Arcade Fire, is to release his first solo classical album on Deutsche Grammophon.
The album, due for release on June 9th, will be titled ‘Music for Heart and Breath’. It contains Parry’s piece of the same name, which requires performers to wear a stethoscope and play notes according to their own heart rate and breathing.
Other musicians featuring on the album besides Parry himself include the Kronos Quartet, and long-time collaborators Aaron and Bryce Dessner, better known for their work in indie band The National (Bryce Dessner released his first classical solo album through Deutsche Grammophon earlier this year). Fellow composer Nico Muhly also features on the album as part of the ensemble.