Members of the Kills and the Drums Collaborate With Mark Ronson on Ballet Score
Ballet just got a whole lot more interesting for music enthusiasts. Mark Ronson has been working on the score for a ballet with Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt called ‘Carbon Life.’ Along the way he’s had help from a lot of talented friends from the music realm, the most recent contributors being Jonathan Pierce from the Drums and Alison Mosshart of the Kills.
With the collaboration of the Royal Ballet’s choreographer Wayne McGregor, ‘Carbon Life’ is set to premiere next month, April 5 to be exact, at the Royal Opera House in London. It will play out as a cycle of nine love songs that will be sung by the all-star eclectic cast including Boy George of Culture Club fame and rapper Wale in addition to Pierce and Mosshart. No word yet on who will be singing each song, but it will definitely be a unique experience for fans to check out. All in all there will be six performances of the show.
If you’re wondering how the songs sound, well, the Royal ballet has described the score, saying the songs will “focus on the Jungian theme of anima/animus and the theory of collective masculine and feminine unconscious". That leaves a lot of room for interpretation musically for Mr. Ronson.
Also of note, Rufus Wainwright orchestrated all of the music, while Ronson is currently producing Wainwright’s upcoming release ‘Out of the Game.’