One of the world’s most celebrated contemporary dance choreographers, Wayne McGregor, is teaming up with Mercury KX for his first ever curated album release. Collaboration is a personal collection, curated by McGregor himself, combining some of his favourite pieces of music he commissioned for his dance productions over the last 25 years.
Acclaimed for his ground-breaking collaborations, McGregor has worked closely with many of the leading and most adventurous composers from contemporary classical and electronic music, to create music that allies with his artistic vision. The album is a reflection of this and includes music by composers ranging from Jon Hopkins and Jlin to Max Richter and Kaija Saariaho, amongst many others. It also includes the world premiere recording of a piece by Sir John Tavener, written for McGregor’s ballet Amu. Several of the pieces on this album have been re-recorded and rearranged, always in close collaboration with McGregor and the original composer.
American composer Nico Muhly, who arranged William Byrd’s ‘Miserere Mei’ for the ballet Machina, said of the project:
Joby Talbot (Composer)
Born in 1970, Wayne McGregor CBE is a multi-award-winning British choreographer and director, internationally renowned for trailblazing innovations in performance that have radically redefined dance in the modern era. In 1993, McGregor founded Company Wayne McGregor, which was the original instrument through which McGregor evolved his distinctive visual style, revealing the movement possibilities of the body in ever more precise degrees of articulation. Driven by an insatiable curiosity about movement and its creative potentials, his experiments have led him into collaborative dialogue with an array of artistic forms, scientific disciplines, and technological interventions. The startling and multi-dimensional works resulting from these interactions have ensured McGregor’s position at the cutting edge of contemporary arts for over 25 years.
Dr. Alexander Buhr (MKX)