Open City Docs Fest presents a special preview screening of THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE ORCHESTRA ahead of our festival in June. We are delighted that Director Nelly Ben Hayoun will join us for a post show Q&A.
Nelly Ben Hayoun / 2013 / UK / 66'
Open City Docs Fest is proud to present a special preview screening of THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE ORCHESTRA, featuring a Q&A with director Nelly Ben Hayoun.
Join French experience designer Nelly Ben Hayoun on her mission to assemble the world’s first orchestra of space scientists. Blending space exploration and bassoons; planet-poking and bluegrass-playing spacecraft operators – the International Space Orchestra’s members are individuals drawn from NASA Ames Research Center, SETI and the International Space University. Together, they develop and perform Ground Control: An Opera in Space, a re-enactment of mission control during the Apollo 11 moon landing. The opera features music by Arthur Jeffes of Penguin Café, Damon Albarn, Bobby Womack and producer Richard Russell. Maywa Denki, and libretto by science fiction author Bruce Sterling. Musical Director was two time grammy award Evan Price.
Location: Hackney Picturehouse
Tickets: £10 / £9 (concession)