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Bluedot Festival : Music out of the Moon

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RADIO SCIENCE ORCHESTRA: MUSIC OUT OF THE MOON

Where – Orbit | Saturday

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing and the centenary of the invention of the theremin, the Radio Science Orchestra presents "Music out of the Moon": an audio-visual spectacular charting the remarkable story of humanity’s journey to the Moon. Together with new music for the twenty-first century, the ensemble will resurrect and repurpose rare works for theremin and orchestra from Capitol Records' eponymous 1947 album, famously broadcast from translunar space by Neil Armstrong in 1969.

The show includes narrative from acclaimed popular science author Ken Hollings ("Welcome to Mars", "Space Oracle"), music from the Moog synthesiser, space-controllers, modular electronics, harp, woodwinds, theremin and ondes Martenot - performed by Bruce Woolley, Andy Visser, Charlie Draper and guests, with synchronised HD video projections. In the company of the RSO, expect a performance of Hi-fi Sci-fi and glamourous space-age exotica, revealing astonishing connections between Apollo’s conquest of space and the dawn of electronic music.

“Over the Moon to reveal The Radio Science Orchestra will join Kraftwerk and New Order at Bluedot Festival this July, presenting "Music out the Moon": celebrating Apollo 11's historic landing with rare works for theremin and orchestra broadcast from space by Neil Armstrong in 1969.” 🌚🚀🎶