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UPDATE: Richard Reed Parry Canceled UK/Europe Tour Dates Due to Health Issues

By Maria Jean Sullivan m.sullivan@classicalite.com on Oct 10, 2014 08:29 PM EDT

UPDATE: Richard Reed Parry has canceled his UK/Europe tour dates due to health issues following his tour with Arcade Fire to promote Reflektor. Parry announced the tour cancelation via his Facebook page:

"Hey everyone, thank you for coming to these last few Music for Heart and Breath shows, it's been a joy to play for you... but the sad news is that without taking a break after a year of MEGA-TOURING, I've managed to put myself into a precarious health situation and have to cancel the European/UK shows. I apologize x 1000. I can't wait to come play this music for you soon, after a proper rest. love Richy"

Unfortunate circumstances, indeed. We here at Classicalite wish Parry a speedy recovery.

Last night, Richard Reed Parry performed pieces from his solo debut LP, Music for Heart and Breath, with Nico Muhly and the yMusic Ensemble at Roulette in Brooklyn.

The Bryce Dessner-produced album is a sleepy yet transfixing set of compositions that replace the metronome with the human body. Parry released his album this summer on Deutsche Grammophon in the midst of Arcade Fire's Reflecktor tour.

Opening the evening was Muhly and Nadia Sirota performing Muhly's compositions with prompts on how quiet and fascinating Parry's performance will be. They later joined the stage with the rest of the members of yMusic and Parry donning stethescopes.

The musicians use the medical instrument to perform to the speed of their heartbeat and breathing. The evening sonically sped up and slowed down as though a natural sleep aid.

Take a look at a few shots we snapped during the more upbeat moments.

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TagsRichard Reed Parry, Arcade Fire, Reflektor

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