Giacchino Composes Music For NASA

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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Source: Variety

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