The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) collaborated with Grammy Award-winning composer Eric Whitacre to develop astronomy imagery to accompany Whitacre's symphony inspired by the Hubble Telescope's Deep Field image.
Set to a performance of the symphony by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, NASA images and STScI visualizations transport the audience from the night sky to the edge of the observable universe. The work also features an 8000-member virtual choir of singers aged 4 through 87 from 120 countries around the globe.
Composer and Artistic Director: Eric Whitacre
Film By: 59 Productions and Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Executive Producer: Music Productions, Claire Long and Meg Davies
Conductor: Eric Whitacre
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Eric Whitacre Singers
Virtual Choir 5 (more than 8,000 voices from 120 countries across the globe)
Produced by: John Powell
Recorded by: Mike Hatch, Floating Earth
Mixed by: John Traunwieser
Mixed at 5 Cat Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Virtual Choir Editing by: John Michael Caldwell
Publication: December 19, 2018