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Richard Reed Parry and Bryce Dessner join the Festival line-up
The Festival is delighted to announce that North American rock musicians Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and Bryce Dessner (The National) will be performing alongside the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on 28 August, as part of the Russian Standard Vodka Hub Sessions.
The two acclaimed musicians and composers, whose collaborative composition for string orchestra Wave Movements was announced previously for this concert, will now also take to the stage with members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to perform Heart & Breath. This piece, which has been composed by Reed Parry, will feature Bryce Dessner on guitar and Richard Reed Parry on bass.
Heart & Breath is based around the idea of using the widely varying internal rhythms of the actual performers’ bodies, during this set, as parameters. There will be no actual tempo built into this piece; it will instead rely on the breathing rates of the players to determine the pace of the music.
Another addition to this event is Murder Ballades, a fascinating score based on American ballads about murder, composed by Dessner. It was originally created as a score for L.A. Dance Project who appeared at the Festival in 2013.
Wave Movements, based on the different wave cycles of the world’s oceans, will be performed to a film made by world-renowned visual artist, Hiroshi Sugimoto, who created an iconic series of seascape photos in the 1980s.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra will perform all three pieces.