Choreographer Wayne McGregor Curates His First Album ‘Collaboration’

Wayne McGregor, one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary dance choreographers, has curated his first album ‘Wayne McGregor: Collaboration’.

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Wayne McGregor CBE, one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary dance choreographers, has curated his first ever album for record label Mercury KX. Wayne McGregor: Collaboration, released 6 September 2019, includes some of his favourite pieces of music he has commissioned for his dance productions in the last 25 years, as well as new exclusive recordings and contributions from the composers to celebrate Wayne’s career and their collaborations with him.

Vessel (Arr. Hodge) (Orchestral Version)

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McGregor, acclaimed for his ground-breaking collaborations, 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 including Max Richter, Ólafur Arnalds, Jon Hopkins, Ben Frost and Joby Talbot as well as the world premiere recording of a piece by Sir John Tavener. Several of the pieces on this album have been re-recorded and rearranged, always in close collaboration with McGregor and the original composer.

Wayne McGregor said, “It’s been an honour to work with a fantastic roster of composers over the last 25 years, not least those featured on my debut record on Mercury KX. Working in collaborative dialogue with other artists has always fuelled my creative process and I feel privileged to have shared these endeavours with such a range of talented and inquisitive people. I’m thrilled to be releasing my first compilation album which represents a few of these moments.”

Dr. Alexander Buhr, Managing Director of Mercury KX, said, “Wayne McGregor has inspired some of today’s most exciting new music and we are thrilled to be working with him on this very special album. He is a unique cultural curator who has been pushing the boundaries between genres throughout his entire career in his search for artistic expression. He is a remarkable collaborator whose values feel truly aligned with ours as a label.”

Wayne McGregor: Collaboration will be released on 6 September – pre-order the album here.


The full tracklisting for Wayne McGregor: Collaboration is:

1. ‘Vessel’ – Jon Hopkins
Commissioned for Entity (Company Wayne McGregor)
2. ‘Infra 5’ – Max Richter
Commissioned for Infra (The Royal Ballet)
3. *‘Variant V’ – Joel Cadbury & Paul Stoney arr. Benjamin Woodgates & Robert Ames
Commissioned for Borderlands (San Francisco Ballet)
4. ‘Miserere Mei, Deus’ – William Byrd arr. Nico Muhly
Commissioned for Machina (The Royal Ballet)
5. *‘ …og lengra’ – Ólafur Arnalds, arr. Viktor Orri Árnason
Commissioned for Dyad 1909 (Company Wayne McGregor)
6. ‘Blue I’ – Jlin
Commissioned for Autobiography (Company Wayne McGregor)
7. **‘Hymn Of Adoration’ – Sir John Tavener
Commissioned for Amu (Company Wayne McGregor)
8. ‘Nemesis 3’ – Scanner
Commissioned for Nemesis (Company Wayne McGregor)
9. ‘Eclipse’ – Kaija Saariaho
Commissioned for Limen (The Royal Ballet)
10. ‘Swarming Season’ – Gaika
Commissioned for +/- Human (Company Wayne McGregor, The Royal Ballet, Roundhouse, Random International)
11. ‘War Anthem’ – Max Richter
Commissioned for Woolf Works (The Royal Ballet)
12. ‘Transit Of Venus’ – Joby Talbot
Commissioned for Chroma (The Royal Ballet)
13. *‘After Death’ – Ben Frost arr. Petter Ekman
Commissioned for FAR (Company Wayne McGregor)
14. ‘Atomos XI’ – A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Commissioned for Atomos (Company Wayne McGregor)
15. *‘Vessel’ (Orchestral Version) – Jon Hopkins, arr. Tom Hodge
Commissioned for Entity (Company Wayne McGregor)

* New and exclusive recording on Mercury KX
** World premiere recording on Mercury KX

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