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International Space Orchestra Performs at San Francisco's Historic Fillmore Theater
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International Space Orchestra Performs at San Francisco's Historic Fillmore Theater

The International Space Orchestra (ISO) — the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists, based at NASA Ames, and including members from Code TI — came together with the rock band Savages to perform two songs, “Adore Life” and “Mechanics”, at the legendary Fillmore Theater on April 19th in San Francisco. The ISO is an assembly of space scientists from NASA Ames Research Center, Singularity University, the International Space University, and the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute. Currently, around 15% of the roughly 50-member orchestra are members of Code TI and have been supporting this innovative outreach activity, bringing the excitement of space and science to new audiences.

BACKGROUND: The International Space Orchestra (ISO), directed, created, and co-produced by Nelly Ben Hayoun Studio, is an experiential and hybrid research laboratory, where space scientists have been invited to implement, deconstruct, perform, sing, mix, modify, and design musical acts in control rooms. It is a provocation to action: a call to imagine and disrupt future human relations to science; to adapt science to our creative needs. The musical director of ISO is the two-time Grammy award winner, violinist, and composer, Evan Price. Members of the International Space Orchestra include NASA Ames Research Center Chief Scientist Jacob Cohen, Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)/Lunar Atmosphere Dust and Environment Explorer (LADEE) Flight Director Rusty Hunt, and NASA Astronaut Yvonne Cagle.

TEAM: International Space Orchestra team listing on Wikipedia:

Wikipedia: International Space Orchestra

POINT OF CONTACT: Sarah Groves Hobart, sarah.g.hobart@nasa.gov

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