Poetry versus Orchestra

Poetry versus Orchestra

Hollie McNish

Label: MO Black
Format: CD
Barcode: 9789082394641
Catalog number: MO 1503
Releasedate: 07-10-16
- a unique product, combining two prizewinning artists into one experience for the consumer

- Holly McNish’s powerful spoken word performance smoothly fuses together with the music written by Jules Buckley and the unique sound of the Metropole Orkest

- the combination of the artists’ far-reaching media presences ensure a great target audience
This unique product combines three prizewinning artists into one experience. A book, an album, an experience full of modern poetry by performance poet Hollie McNish is fused together with contemporary music written by British composer Jules Buckley and played by the Metropole Orkest from the Netherlands. Socio-critical, political, emotional, thought-provoking, reflected in both the spoken word which is teeming with energy, as well as the music played by the world’s leading jazz and pop orchestra. The music provides a layer of sound, complementing the powerful poetry and creating a plethora of atmospheres and feelings. “It is one of the biggest honors to have these poems read, thought about and composed into music by what I consider one of the world’s best and most approachable orchestras.” (Hollie McNish)
Metropole Orkest
When you think of an orchestra, you think classical music. That’s not the Metropole Orkest. Playing jazz, pop, world, cabaret, film scores and folk, the Metropole Orkest have shared the stage with legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Brian Eno, Pat Metheny, Stan Getz, Bono and Steve Vai. The Metropole Orkest invest just as much in playing with the next generation of stars, like Antony and the Johnsons, Snarky Puppy, Laura Mvula and Gregory Porter. 

The Metropole Orkest is a regular guest on The Netherlands’ main stages such as the Amsterdam Paradiso and has played both the Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Orkest also play many festivals including North Sea Jazz, Holland Festival, Pinkpop, Lowlands and the 3FM awards, BBC Proms and Musikfest Bremen to name but a few. 

The Metropole Orkest has produced more than 150 albums and thousands of radio and television broadcasts, requiring over 600 arrangements per year in every imaginable style. Despite this musical versatility, people all over the world can recognise inimitable sound, style and identity of the Metropole Orkest.  As the world’s leading pop and jazz orchestra, the Metropole Orkest is always looking to experiment and to be part of spectacular performances including events such as concerts in highway tunnels with Junkie XL or participation in the world’s first crowd funded opera videogame! 

The Metropole Orkest moves audiences. That is, after all, the real purpose of music.