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Melissa Bradshaw

Wayne McGregor curates first ever album

2:04, 12th July 2019

Contemporary dance choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE is teaming up with record label Mercury KX to release his first ever curated album, Wayne McGregor: Collaboration, on 6 September 2019.

The album will include some of his favourite pieces of music commissioned for his dance productions over the last 25 years, featuring composers from the contemporary classical and electronic music worlds such as Jon Hopkins and Max Richter. It will also include the world premiere of a piece by Sir John Tavener, written for McGregor’s ballet Amu.

American composer Nico Muhly, who arranged William Byrd’s ‘Miserere Mei’ for the ballet Machina, said of the project: ‘It’s wonderful to see a choreographer not just acknowledge, but formally compile the music that has formed the basis of his output. It’s really thrilling to have this album exist and I can’t wait to listen to the whole thing.’

Managing director of Mercury KX Dr. Alexander Buhr added: ‘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.’

www.waynemcgregor.com

www.mercurykx.com

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