KID CUDI and The International Space Orchestra (ISO) today come together to announce the release of an immersive musical event on 17th June as a part of Amazon Prime Day Show
Thursday morning, Amazon announced details for its three-part “immersive musical event,” which will be available to all Amazon customers for 30 days with or without a Prime membership.
Prime Day Show x Kid Cudi will see the recent SNL musical guest heading out on his “biggest mission to date” as he’s depicted ditching Earth to start a new community on the Moon. The 25-minute experience will feature songs from Cudi’s 2020 album Man on the Moon III: The Chosen, all brought to life with the International Space Orchestra serving as Cudi’s backing band. The group is the first orchestra in the world to be comprised of scientists from NASA’s Ames Research Center, the SETI Institute, and the International Space University.
ABOUT KID CUDI
After more than a decade in the music industry, Kid Cudi, born as Scott Mescudi, has established himself as an important figure in rap. With six solo studio albums, two collaborative albums, a mixtape, and countless successful singles under his belt, he’s proven himself as one of the most influential rappers for a whole generation of artists. Since dropping his debut studio album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, in 2009, which housed songs like “Day ‘n’ Night” and “Pursuit of Happiness,” he has shown he can also find success in lanes outside of music. Apart from the sonics, the 35-year-old has also made some strides in fashion. Cudi appeared in Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton fashion show in 2018, before partnering with Adidas in the spring of 2019. He also unveiled the first look at his 10-piece collection, A.P.C. x Kid Cudi. Cudi has also flexed his acting skills in shows like HBO’s How to Make It in America and Westworld.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE ORCHESTRA
The International Space Orchestra is the world’s first orchestra of space scientists. Blending space exploration, bassoons, harps and triangles; planet-poking and bluegrass-playing spacecraft operators – The International Space Orchestra’s members are individuals drawn from NASA Ames Research Center, SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, and the International Space University. 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. They previously performed with Sigur Rós, Beck, Damon Albarn and Bobby Womack, The Prodigy, Penguin Café, japanese composer Maywa Denki, Savages, and 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 introduce the public to the emotional nuances of space science missions. In 2015, European Space Agency Italian Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti brought the ISO music Compact Disc to the International Space Station. Since than, the ISO record is orbiting the earth on board the International Space Station, experiencing Zero Gravity inside the Cupola. The International Space Orchestra is currently rehearsing with director and SETI Institute Designer of Experiences Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun- Stépanian and Two time Grammy-Award winner ISO musical director Evan Price at NASA Ames Research center, California- and online!
ABOUT THE SETI INSTITUTE
Founded in 1984, the SETI Institute is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary research and education organization whose mission is to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe and the evolution of intelligence. Our research encompasses the physical and biological sciences and leverages expertise in data analytics, machine learning and advanced signal detection technologies. The SETI Institute is a distinguished research partner for industry, academia and government agencies, including NASA and NSF.