Star Trek‘s Michael Giacchino has written an eleven minute musical piece, called Voyage, in honor of the 60th anniversary of NASA.
Voyage will be presented tonight at 8 PM, and tomorrow at the same time; as part of a pops concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. It will be played by the National Symphony Orchestra.
The new music is a musical description of “what is going through your mind when you wake up on the morning of a launch,” said Giacchino; “going out to the pad, being buckled in, waiting for launch, blasting off, weightlessness, reaching your destination, and coming home.
“It’s my version of that story – having talked to friends who have either done it or designed the equipment to do it — what all that means, emotionally.”
John Cho will introduce Voyage with a poem that he has written for the occasion.
Voyage is “a precursor to a longer piece I’m writing for next year,” [the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969]; what that meant to the world, and where we go from here.”
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