ICY ROSE 67P is the new Astroconcert by Angelina Yershova and Stefano Giovanardi, produced for the Global Astronomy Month 2015 and the International Year of Light 2015, upon invitation by Astronomers Without Borders. It is dedicated to the exploration of comets and their bewildering behaviour, in particular to the Rosetta mission toward comet 67P, culminating with the first ever touchdown.
Original electronics and vocals will insert you to a highly eccentric orbit, to drift across interplanetary space, just like a comet brightening in the sunshine and appearing like a mesmerizing mystery in the human skies. ICY ROSE 67P is an intimate musical trip on the steps of adventurous scientific exploration. Driven by inspiring electronic atmospheres, Theremin suggestions and thoughtful narration, every listener will find his/her own personal way to feel like a comet.
Overriding the misconceptions that have accompanied throughout history the most awesome of the celestial bodies, we will personally land on a comet to discover how comets went from being evil stars to carriers of life.
AURORA BOREALISis a magic event, yet real. A hypnotic, unforgettable vision. One of the most spectacular expressions of wonder in the universe. This is "Aurora Borealis", and much more: it is the symbiosis between a travel diary, a science story and a live concert; it is an invitation to let one of the most captivating natural phenomena mesmerize the senses and the mind. The astroconcert "Aurora Borealis" is the fruit of a collaboration, started in 2008, between Stefano Giovanardi -- astronomer at the Planetarium and Astronomical Museum of Rome -- and composer and musician Angelina Yershova. The idea of a new format for a musical and scientific performance arises after a trip to Lapland, to observe and photograph the northern lights in March 2013: a show connecting the engaging experience of live electronic music with the passion for science communication and the knowledge of the sky. The impressions of a journey toward an extreme territory, with icy temperatures and immense landscapes, take shape within a musical frame bringing new emotional meanings to the images of the northern lights. The narrative focuses on the astonishing mechanism that relates the Sun with the Earth producing the majestic Auroras. From the infernal power of huge solar eruptions to the delicate dance of the auroral lights, this Astroconcert draws an evocative knitting through space and time, between the earth and the sky, where knowledge regains the taste of wonder.
The original images of the northern lights were shot by Stefano Giovanardi in Ivalo (Finland) and edited as time lapse sequences. The original soundtrack was composed and performed live by Angelina Yershova (live electronics, voice) and is released by Twin ParadoxRecords. The Astroconcert "AURORA BOREALIS" premiered inAugust 2013 at the Festival "Voci della Montagna" in Pescasseroli (Italy) and was presented in theevent "Astrosummer" at the Planetarium of Rome and at the Global Astronomy Month 2014 by Astronomers Without Borders.