Maverick Mixtapes: Richard Reed Parry

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Richard Reed Parry (Guillaume Simoneau/Deutsche Grammophon)

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured musician is composer and multi-instrumentalist Richard Reed Parry, of Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre.

“I have chosen a combination of "composer types", although most of them are those who's work straddles the lines of composer / performer / improviser (as far as I know John Luther Adams is rarely a performer of his own work).  Most of them are also composers who at one point or another have participated in ensemble work. I find that most of these pieces have a hypnotic quality, are all full of many gorgeous details, and each seems to pay attention to harmonics and overtones in a pronounced and unique way.

"Each of them is very much "doing their own thing".  Each has a very unique aesthetic, although I believe there is also an audible aesthetic through line between them.” –Richard Reed Parry


John Luther Adams - The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies: Roar (excerpt)
Arthur Russell - Hiding Your Present From You
Colin Stetson - The stars in his head (Dark Lights remix)
Morton Subotnick - A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur
Arnold Dreyblatt + the Orchestra of Excited Strings - Propellers in Love: Harmonics
Fred Frith - Open Ocean
Arnold Dreyblatt - Point Rotation
Arthur Russell - Instrumentals Vol. 2, track 13

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