Contest is now closed! Please be sure to check pick up the Ocean’s Kingdom score on compact disc or vinyl!
A couple of weeks back we shared with you a discussion between Sir Paul McCartney and New York City Ballet’s Master in Chief Peter Martins about their new collaboration, Ocean’s Kingdom. With the album coming out tomorrow, October 4th, here in the US, (available at Amazon and other fine retailers) we wanted to make sure this album made a splash on your radar. To help spread the word, we’ve got THREE (3) copies to give away to (3) lucky PopMatters readers! But before we tell you how to enter, we’ll first tell you more about the album and be sure to check out www.paulmccartney.com.
From the Press Release:
An hour long score featuring four stunning movements—“Ocean’s Kingdom”, “Hall of Dance”, “Imprisonment” and “Moonrise”—the ballet tells of a love story within the story of an underwater world whose people are threatened by the humans of Earth. A potently expressive and richly varied work, the score is Paul’s most challenging and emotionally complex yet. As he explains: “What was interesting was writing music that meant something expressively rather than just writing a song. Trying to write something that expressed an emotion—so you have fear, love, anger, sadness to play with and I found that exciting and challenging”.
The artwork that accompanies the release is equally striking and inventive. Though it seems to suggest a city skyline, it is actually a digital readout of the notes from the ballet score.
Although this is his first orchestral score for dance, Paul is already quite at home in the world of classical music. His back catalogue already carries four classical albums, the most recent of which was the Classical BRIT Award winning ‘Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart)’; a work for chorus and orchestra in four movements that was released in 2006.
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)
HOW TO ENTER: Please email [email protected] with the subject “Ocean’s Kingdom” and your name and mailing address in the body. You can also DOUBLE your chances of winning by going over to PopMatters Facebook page, finding the post for this contest dated October 3rd (see link), “liking” the post and also adding a comment to it. You must have an email entry to also enter via Facebook.
Contest ends October 9, 2011. Open to US residents aged 18 years or older. Additional entries (beyond one each) via email or Facebook will result in your disqualification. PopMatters contributors are not eligible. Address is required in order to send prize to winner(s). Winner(s) will be randomly drawn from all eligible entries. Information will not be sold or used for any other commercial purposes.
Paul McCartney and John Wilson
// Notes from the Road
"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.READ the article