Thursday, September 29, 2011

Paul McCartney's Ocean's Kingdom Giveaway

Everyone has heard of Paul McCartney, but you have never heard him like this. Mr. McCartney has left the Rock and Pop music behind for a bit to take on a new project.  The result is the magical Ocean's Kingdom.   Ocean’s Kingdom is the first time Paul has written an original orchestral score or any kind of music for dance and is the result of a collaboration between Paul and New York City Ballet’s Master in Chief Peter Martins, who have worked together to present the world premiere of a new ballet for the company’s 2011/2012 season this September.  Watch the video below to get a look into the creative process behind the development of Ocean's Kingdom.

Though the work is Paul’s first ballet, he approached the project in the same way he writes all other music, driven by his heart rather than his head and inspired by feeling rather than specific technical knowledge. While this may have been another new turn for his staggeringly varied career to take, Paul knew it had to be influenced by his own personal experience and that he needed to create a story the audience would find equally compelling and moving. To summarize his latest project McCartney says, “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.”  Don't just take his word for it.  Listen to the Ocean's Kingdom trailer below.

Love what you hear?  The premiere of the ballet Ocean’s Kingdom will take place at NYCB’s Fall Gala on Thursday 22nd September 2011 while the release of the orchestral score will follow on October 4th, available digitally, on CD and on vinyl.  It was recorded in June in London. You can pre-order your own copy today.  I also have one copy to giveaway to one lucky reader. Please just follow the instruction below.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me at betweenthelines-kam at hotmail dot com. 


Anonymous said...

My favorite is "Black Bird" from the Beatles. My favorite Sir Paul song post-Beatles is "Calico Skies."

fdigsby said...

I like Say Say Say

lgm52 said...

I like Band on the Run

Anonymous said...

Strawberry Fields :)

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Megan said...

My favorite is Band on the Run
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nightowl said...

Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds