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Respiratory Rhythms Guide Richard Reed Parry's Minimalist Compositions

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

In his new solo project, Arcade Fire's multi-instrumentalist says he wanted his classical compositions to sound as human as possible. 

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New Sounds

New Music a la Turk (or From Turkey)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hear Turkish music on this New Sounds, with traditional Turkish rhythms, melodies, & instruments. Plus, listen to Turkish musicians, collaborating with the Canadian group, Esmerine. 

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Richard Reed Parry Taps Performers' Inner Metronomes in 'Music for Heart and Breath'

Monday, July 21, 2014

Richard Reed Parry, a composer and member of the rock band Arcade Fire, writes classical compositions based the actual pulse of the performers themselves. Stream his "Music for Heart and Breath" all this week. 

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New Sounds

Ecstatic Music Festival: Richard Reed Parry & Son Lux, with yMusic, Part 2

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Listen to part 2 of the New Sounds Live/Ecstatic Music Festival concert recorded on February 8, 2012 in which the extremely talented and equal-opportunity music genre sextet yMusic performs new works by Richard Reed Parry & Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott.)  Hear the remaining parts of works for heart and breath by Richard Reed Parry, involving yMusic wearing and playing to stethoscopes. 

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Studio 360

Will Coachella's Cameos Ruin Music Festivals?

Monday, April 21, 2014

The sheer number of headline-worthy surprises at this year's Coachella music festival sets an ugly precedent.

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Soundcheck

Arcade Fire, In Concert

Monday, October 28, 2013

WNYC

The band performs highlights from its new album, Reflektor, live from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.

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James Murphy On 'Betrayal,' Producing Arcade Fire, And Despacio

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Former frontman of LCD Soundsystem James Murphy talks about his latest projects: A new revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, and producing Arcade Fire's upcoming album Reflektor.

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Knee-Jerk Reaction: Arcade Fire's New Song, 'Reflektor'

Monday, September 09, 2013

At long last, after weeks of teases, mystery and leaks, Arcade Fire has finally released its new single "Reflektor" from its forthcoming album of the same name. Members of the Soundcheck team weigh in with their initial thoughts.

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New Sounds

New Music a la Turk (or From Turkey)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hear Turkish music on this New Sounds, with traditional Turkish rhythms, melodies, & instruments. Plus, listen to Turkish musicians, collaborating with the Canadian group, Esmerine. 

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New Sounds

Ecstatic Music Festival: Richard Reed Parry & Son Lux, with yMusic, Part 2

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Listen to part 2 of the New Sounds Live/Ecstatic Music Festival concert recorded on February 8, 2012 in which the extremely talented and equal-opportunity music genre sextet yMusic performs new works by Richard Reed Parry & Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott.)  Hear the remaining parts of works for heart and breath by Richard Reed Parry, involving yMusic wearing and playing to stethoscopes.  

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Albums, Anniversaries, And Music Trends To Watch In 2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Matthew Perpetua, editor of Buzzfeed Music, previews some of the music to look forward to in the coming year.

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New Sounds

Ecstatic Music Festival: Richard Reed Parry & Son Lux, with yMusic, Part 2

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Listen to part 2 of the New Sounds Live/Ecstatic Music Festival concert recorded on February 8, 2012 in which the extremely talented genre-blind sextet yMusic performs new works by Richard Reed Parry & Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott.)  Hear the remaining parts of works for heart and breath by Richard Reed Parry, involving yMusic wearing and playing to stethoscopes.  Parry is the multi-instrumentalist (redhead) with the Grammy-winning rock band, Arcade Fire, and the co-founder of the post-rock outfit Bell Orchestre.  

 

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Features

Live on Soundcheck: Christopher O’Riley and Matt Haimovitz

Monday, November 14, 2011

Watch a video of cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley playing "Empty Room" by Arcade Fire in WNYC's Soundcheck studios here.

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The album's big idea

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

John Schaefer asks, what IS a concept album anyway?

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Some Grammy Thoughts

Monday, February 14, 2011

John Schaefer reacts to the Grammys' surprises.

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Studio 360

Arcade Fire, Google Make Internet Even More Ridiculous

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

HTML5 is here, and if you're like me you have no idea what that means.  Thankfully, (and in a sentence I never thought I'd write),Arcade Fire and Google are here to help.  The indie band and the internet behemoth teamed up to make a music video called 'The Wilderness Downtown' with HTML5, showing just what the internet of the future looks like.

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Smackdown: Arcade Fire

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

True to their namesake, Arcade Fire are a hot commodity: the Montreal ensemble knocked Eminem off the number-one spot on the Billboard albums chart with their new disc The Suburbs. But not everyone is moved by the band's hyper-dramatic anthems and onstage theatrics.

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Studio 360

Renée Fleming Goes Pop

Thursday, June 03, 2010

This weekend, Renée Fleming will release her 29th album. But it isn't a new recording of a Romantic opera or a set of lieder: America's favorite soprano has gone pop.

Dark Hope features eleven covers, including songs by the Arcade Fire and Jefferson Airplane.  And Fleming ...

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