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Sarah Neufeld and Jeremy Gara Talk Friendship in Arcade Fire and Solo Music

Sarah Neufeld and Jeremy Gara, Friendship in Arcade Fire and Music >>

From Arcade Fire to beyond, musicians Sarah Neufeld and Jeremy Gara are more than just pals in a supremely influential indie-rock band (perhaps one of the only groups worthy of the title, too). But, with two solo albums coming out by each individual-and on the same day-the pair talked about their musicianship and what it's like to collaborate.

Bryce Dessner and The Knights

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A Bryce Dessner on 'Black Mountain Songs' Collaboration at BAM with Richard Reed Parry >>

In 1933, John A. Rice left Rollins College amid controversy and created Black Mountain College--a liberal arts scene in North Carolina based on John Dewey's principles of progressive education. Enlightened scholars, poets and artists to come down from the mountain would include: Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Josef and Anni Albers, Jacob Lawrence, Merce Cunningham, John Cage and Cy Twombly, to name but a few.

Richard Reed Parry

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

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

Richard Reed Parry

SONOS Sounds of New York City Features 'Live from Sonos Studio' with Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, John Maeda, Hiromi Ozaki, Spoon and More >>

Stay tuned to Sounds of New York City this week for a conversation featuring Richard Reed Parry, of Arcade Fire, with progressive designers John Maeda and Hiromi Ozaki. Set up by SONOS Studio with a weeklong residence at SoHo, workspace collective NeueHouse explores music, art and technology. The series also includes live performances and conversations with Flight Facilities, Best Coast, Devonte Hynes, Aloe Blac, Mikky Ekko and Spoon’s premiere of a multi-channel video in partnership with artist JD Walsh.

Richard Reed Parry

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry on 'Music for Heart and Breath,' Bryce Dessner and Growing Up With Folk Musician Parents >>

We recently caught up with Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry in transit to the Hollywood Bowl for a few quick quips on his album "Music For Heart And Breath," released this summer on Deutsche Grammophon Records.

Richard Reed Parry

Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry Sets Tour Dates for 'Music For Heart and Breath' >>

Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry has finally released tour dates to support his solo debut album of classical compositions, 'Music For Heart and Breath' out on Deutsche Grammophon.

 Richard Reed Parry

Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry Releases Brilliant 'Music For Heart and Breath' on Deutsche Grammophon >>

The latest seed to come to indie classical fruition is, fittingly, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry. Producer and multi-instrumentalist for the Grammy-winning gang of a band, Parry himself just released Music For Heart and Breath on Deutsche Grammophon--an LP of his own compositions featuring the Kronos Quartet.

eighth blackbird to Present ‘Columbine’s Paradise Theatre,’ a Musical Fantasy on commedia dell’arte Themes, at MCA Chicago

eighth blackbird to Present ‘Colombine’s Paradise Theatre,’ a Musical Fantasy on Commedia dell’Arte Themes, at MCA Chicago >>

Grammy award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird will present their long-awaited production of 'Colombine's Paradise Theatre,' a staged theatrical work by composer Amy Beth Kirsten, at MCA Chicago on September 12.

Violinist Owen Pallett Worries Oscar Win for Best Original Score (with Arcade Fire, for Spike Jonze's 'her') Will Kill Canada's Indie Cred >>

A proper Canadian, Pallett did not receive the information well, feeling a bit unnerved by the news and terrified of becoming, quote, "the most overrated Canadian in the eyes of Canadians."

Indie Classicalites from Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Punch Bros. (Not Andrea Bocelli & Lindsey Stirling) are Saving the Music Industry >>

No, classical music isn't dead. In fact, classical music has become the latest vanity endeavor for most contemporary musicians.

EXCLUSIVE: eighth blackbird's Tim Munro on "Still in Motion" Program (Ligeti, Mackey, T. Johnson, Arcade Fire) at MCA Chicago >>

eighth blackbird's performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago on March 8 and 9 will hold some of the group's favorite music, including works by György Ligeti and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry.

Arcade Fire Violinist Sarah Neufeld Plays from 'Hero Brother' Debut at The Kitchen on February 14 >>

A Classicalite approved venue, indeed, The Kitchen will play host to yet another unique musician this month. Violinist Sarah Neufeld of Grammy-winning indie rockers Arcade Fire will grace the West Side stage with her new solo project.

LISTEN: Spike Jonze and Arcade Fire's Oscar 2014 Nominee 'her' Soundtrack Contends for Best Original Score >>

If you need a break from the post-Grammy turpitude invading your television set, fret no more! Instead, let's discuss an Album of the Year winner and their recent endeavor on Spike Jonze's Oscar-worthy her.

While Vinyl Sales Increase, CDs and MP3s Experiencing an Untimely, Yet Expected Demise >>

The older generation must look at the younger one and wonder. In a rapidly advancing society--where immediate access to, in this case, music being the social norm--the revival of vinyl sales is a particularly mystifying idea to note.

John Williams, Owen Pallett, Arcade Fire Listed Among the 2014 Oscar Nominees for Best Score >>

While most movie fans sit on the edge of their seats waiting to see if Leo FINALLY wins that long overdue Academy Award for Wolf of Wall Street, the scores behind the films, thankfully, have their own place in the winners' circle.

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