Collaborators

A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Composers

A Winged Victory for the Sullen is the name of an ambient music duo consisting of Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie. In 2013, they created the soaring score for Atomos.

Thomas Adès

Composer

Thomas Adès is a British composer, pianist and conductor. Wayne McGregor's Outlier, is set to Adès' violin concerto Concentric Paths.

Ólafur Arnalds

Composer

A combination of delicate symphonic compositions and edgy loops and beats, the music of Ólafur Arnalds draws in contemporary audiences despite its classical inspiration. The Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and producer composed the score for Wayne McGregor's Dyad 1909.

Michael Berkeley

Composer

British composer and broadcaster Michael Berkeley arranged and orchestrated movements from J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue for Wayne's production Tetractys – The Art of Fugue at the Royal Ballet.

Joel Cadbury

Composer

Singer, songwriter and producer Joel Cadbury co-wrote the music for Wayne McGregor's Borderlands, created for the San Francisco Ballet in 2014.

Deru

Composer

Benjamin Wynn is an American composer, sound designer and music producer who produces under the name Deru. He collaborated with Joby Talbot composing the music for McGregor's Genus.

Ben Frost

Composer

Collaborations underline Ben Frost's continuing fascination with combining and coalescing various artistic disciplines in one place. A Brian Eno collaborator, Ben created the original score for FAR.

Michael Gordon

Composer

Michael Gordon is an American composer and co-founder of the Bang on a Can music collective and festival. Michael has worked extensively with Icebreaker, the 12-piece contemporary music that performed Gordon's original score live in AtaXia.

Jon Hopkins

Composer

Jon Hopkins's ability to create soundworlds and melodies both beautiful and disturbing has led to long-term collaborations with Brian Eno, Imogen Heap, David Holmes and Coldplay. Jon contributed original music for Entity.

Jlin

Jlin

Jlin is an American producer whose music has helped to bring footwork to a wider audience. She collaborates on Wayne McGregor’s new work Autobiography, which will have its world premiere in October 2017.

Jules Maxwell

Composer

Jules Maxwell is a songwriter and composer that has composed music for a number of theatre, dance and film productions, including McGregor's Digt01 and Alpha

Nico Muhly

Composer

Nico Muhly provided the music for the 2012 Royal Ballet piece Machina, inspired by the National Gallery's Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 exhibition.

Plaid

Composer

Plaid is a British electronic music duo from London, composed of Andy Turner and Ed Handley. Plaid created the music for McGregor's Erazor.

Steve Reich

Composer

Steve Reich is an American composer known for pioneering minimalist music. McGregor collaborated with Reich on Multiverse, a new work for The Royal Ballet that premiered on 10 November 2016. In the past McGregor has choreographed a number of works to Reich's pieces including PreSentient, Eden | Eden, and Dyad 1929.

Max Richter

Composer

Experimental composer Max Richter first teamed up with Wayne McGregor to provide an original score for Infra. In 2012 Wayne directed and co-wrote the libretto for Max's chamber opera SUM. In the same year Max composed music for dance performances at two rAndom International installations – Rain Room and Future Self. Wayne and Max worked together on Kairos (2014) and are reunited again on Woolf Works, a 2015 production for the Royal Ballet.

Mark Ronson

Composer

Wayne's 2012 piece Carbon Life, for the Royal Ballet, was set to a cycle of nine songs by musician, singer and producer Mark Ronson.

Kaija Saariaho

Composer

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's cello concerto Notes on Light was used in Limen, choreographed by Wayne McGregor for The Royal Ballet.

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Composer

Esa-Pekka Salonen is a Finnish orchestral conductor and composer. Salonen collaborated with McGregor for Obsidian Teara Royal Ballet and Boston Ballet co-production choreographed by McGregor and inspired by Salonen's orchestral work Nyx. In 2010 McGregor also used Salonen's Foreign Bodies as the score for Yantra, created on Stuttgart Ballet. 

Scanner

Composer

Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner is a conceptual artist, writer, and composer working in London. He composed the score for Nemesis and was an arranger for Polar Sequences. He has also worked closely with the Creative Learning team on a number of projects including the opening gala for the World Swimming Championships in Rome in 2009, Big Dance in 2012 and most recently the Foundation for FutureLondon Summer School at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Paul Stoney

Composer

Jamiroquai collaborator Paul Stoney worked with Joel Cadbury on the score for Wayne McGregor's Borderlands, created for the San Francisco Ballet in 2014.

Joby Talbot

Composer

Chroma, for the Royal Ballet, was award-winning composer Joby Talbot's first collaboration with Wayne McGregor. In 2007 Paris Opera Ballet commissioned an electronic score from Joby for Wayne's Genus. Joby also contributed original music for Entity.

Mark-Anthony Turnage

Composer

Mark-Anthony Turnage provided the original score for UNDANCE, working from 'instructions' by conceptual visual artist and Turner Prize-winner Mark Wallinger. A performance of Mark-Anthony's chamber opera Twice through the Heart was choreographed by Wayne for a double-bill with UNDANCE at Sadler's Wells, 2011. His 1994 piece Blood on the Floor was also interpreted by Wayne, in L'Anatomie de la Sensation for the Paris Opera Ballet in 2011.

Andrew Wyatt

Composer

American musician Andrew Wyatt is vocalist in the Swedish electronic pop band Miike Show. He co-wrote the music for the one-act ballet Carbon Life with Mark Ronson.

Gabriel Yared

Composer

Renowned film composer Gabriel Yared scored the original music for the ballet Raven Girl, choreographed by Wayne McGregor and based on Audrey Niffenegger's eponymous dark fairytale.

Jamie xx

Composer

Mercury Prize-winning artist Jamie xx is renowned both as a solo musician and member of London band The xx. Jamie is writing the original score for Wayne's 2015 Tree of Codes, inspired by the Jonathan Safran Foer novel.

Zoviet France

Composers

Electronic composers Zoviet France collaborated with McGregor on a number of his early works for the Company that include Sulphur 16, Aeon, and Symbiont(s).