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Paul McCartney Discussing 'Ocean's Kingdom'; Premieres at NYC Ballet

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Thursday, Sep 22, 2011
World Premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's Ocean's Kingdom occurs tonight.

Today (September 22nd) Paul McCartney’s “first foray into the world of dance”, specifically ballet, makes its premiere. His new work, Ocean’s Kingdom, is his first original orchestral score and was done in collaboration with the New York City Ballet’s Master in Chief Peter Martins. Check out the video below to see the two discuss this collaboration. Ocean’s Kingdom will be performed at the NYCB over the next week as part of its 2011/12 season.


From the NYC Ballet website:
New York City Ballet brings together the legendary Paul McCartney and Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins for a hallmark collaboration. Ocean’s Kingdom marks the first time that McCartney has composed for dance, and Martins’ choreography will follow the music’s libretto of a romance between lovers from conflicting kingdoms. With costumes by another McCartney, renowned fashion designer Stella, and projections by S. Katy Tucker integrated with lighting designs by Mark Stanley and sets by Perry Silvey, Ocean’s Kingdom is an unprecedented event you won’t want to miss.
  


Additionally, for those that can’t make the performances, the orchestral score is set to be released on October 4th and can be preordered at Amazon or over at the official site, where there are more options, including digital and vinyl.


Tracklisting:
1) Movement 1 Ocean’s Kingdom (14:07)
2) Movement 2 Hall of Dance (16:19)
3) Movement 3 Imprisonment (13:36)
4) Movement 4 Moonrise (12:29)


Paul McCartney and John Wilson

Paul McCartney and John Wilson


 


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