Design Indaba Features The International Space Orchestra

Design Indaba, September 2016, South Africa

Design Indaba has featured the The International Space Orchestra on it's website. The article discusses the ISO's forthcoming gig at the Hollywood Bowl. The band will support Sigur Rós at the legendary Hollywood Bowl venue on the 24th September 2016. 

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The International Space Orchestra is the world’s first musical ensemble that consists of scientists and researchers, blending the world of cosmic discovery with percussion, strings and brass instruments – and they will be performing on 24 September at the Hollywood Bowl.

This matrimony of music and science is directed by Design Indaba alumna Nelly Ben Hayoun, the multidisciplinary designer who has spearheaded the International Space Orchestra since its birth. It is the first time that the orchestra will play at the Hollywood Bowl’s 18 000-seat amphitheatre in Los Angeles.

The musicians of the orchestra hail from diverse scientific backgrounds. They are assembled from the SETI Institute in California, the NASA Ames Research Center, the International Space University and the Singularity University.

Previous ISO performances have featured celebrated international musicians including Bobby Womack, Blur, The Prodigy and Beck. This year’s event will have Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós as its centerpiece. The orchestra has been rehearsing under the guidance of musical director Evan Price and conductor Gordon Lustig.

The event will also mark the launch a new film project, The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking, which is the lovechild of Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios and Dartmouth Films.

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