Collaboration Album

Collaboration is a personal collection, curated by Wayne McGregor, combining some of his favourite pieces of music which he has commissioned for his contemporary dance and ballet 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, featuring artists of the neo-classical, experimental, electronic and classical spheres, ranging from Jon Hopkins and Jlin to Max Richter and Kaija Saariaho, amongst many others.

Featuring McGregor's most innovative commissioned works, the album also includes the world premiere recording of a piece by Sir John Tavener, written for McGregor’s contemporary piece Amu. Several of the pieces on this album have also been exclusively re-recorded and rearranged, in close collaboration with McGregor and the original composer to celebrate McGregor's career and collaborations.

Contributions come courtesy of legendary labels such as Warp, Domino, Erased Tapes, Planet Mu, Ondine and publisher Music Sales Ltd, as well as sister labels Deutsche Grammophon and Decca Classics.

Collaboration was released on 6th September 2019 on Mercury KX, and is available to buy. You can also listen on Spotify.

Track listing

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)

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