Richard Reed Parry piece to premiere at rock festival

4 December 2012, 17:21

Arcade Fire bassist and composer Richard Reed Parry will give the European premiere of his piece 'Drones/Revelations' at this weekend's All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Sussex.

Canadian composer Richard Reed Parry has called for volunteer cyclists to appear in the European premiere of his work 'Drones/Revolutions' at this weekend's All Tomorrow's Parties festival.

The piece requires fifteen (ticket-holding) cyclists to arrive early to the festival to prepare for the afternoon performance, with an all-black dress code.

According to the ATP website, the piece is a "surround sound, electro acoustic, sci-fi, multi channel performance piece based around moving bicycles, sonic and video art." It is only the third performance of the work, and this Friday will be the first time it has been performed in Europe.

Parry's music will feature heavily at the weekend-long festival, with his 'Music For Heart And Breath' and 'Quiet River Of Dust' also being played at the event. Other contemporary classical artists appearing at the festival include The Kronos Quartet, Hauschka and Nico Muhly.