The International Space Orchestra, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists, is releasing a cover of Sigur Rós’ Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása.

As part of the festive season, The International Space Orchestra offer covers of Sigur Rós’ song Viðrar vel til loftárása, produced by Sigur Rós with long-term collaborator musician Alex Somers, and performed by the International Space Orchestra.

The International Space Orchestra (ISO) is an assembly of star-spangled space scientists from NASA Ames Research Center, Singularity University and the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute. This recording act as a poignant memory of their performance as support act to the band at the Hollywood Bowl on 24th September 2016 as part of Sigur Rós’ world tour. Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása (free with an email sign-up), will go live on Christmas eve and be available via the International Space Orchestra’s website, SETI Institute’s Website and the Sigur Rós’ website.

Visit the ISO, SETI Institute or Sigur Rós’ website today and obtain a permanent memory of this human ground-breaking performance, a passage of time from the void to the full.

The International Space Orchestra:

The International Space Orchestra is the world’s first orchestra of space scientists. Blending space exploration and bassoons; planet-poking and bluegrass-playing spacecraft operators –the International Space Orchestra, is an experiential and hybrid research laboratory, where space scientists are implementing, deconstructing, performing, singing, mixing, modifying, and designing musical acts. It is a provocation to action: a call to imagine and disrupt future human relations to space science; to adapt space science to our creative needs.

The ISO previously performed with Beck, Damon Albarn and Bobby Womack, The Prodigy, Penguin Café, Japanese composer Maywa Denki and many more. In this tangential reality, your Flight Controller conducts arias and the Payload Officer works a baritone sax, while the Capsule Communicator is on the triangle and an astronaut on percussions. Following the rules of tragedy defined by the ancient Greeks, the International Space Orchestra chorus introduces the public to the emotional nuances of space science missions. Merging space, technology, design and rock, the ISO with Sigur Rós aims to reach the final frontier.

The International Space Orchestra is currently rehearsing with Director and ISO creator Nelly Ben Hayoun, Two-time Grammy-Award winner ISO musical director Evan Price and musical conductor Gordon Lustig, choir master Amanda Hahn at NASA Ames Research Center and the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in California, USA.

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