The Planets 360
The Planets 360 is a re-imagining of British composer Gustav Holst’s The Planets orchestral suite. It uses the awe-inspiring Fulldome format to create a sonically driven and immersive experience. Each movement is self-contained so that the perfect playlist for each audience can be created by choosing classic or contemporary interpretations of each planet. The show aims to bring new audiences to the dome by fusing art, music and science into a 360° spectacle.
This project was made possible thanks to the Royal Astronomical Society RAS200 programme. It features Holst’s The Planets suite performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra and specially commissioned contemporary music composed by sonixXploras which is inspired by Holst and 100 years of exploring our solar system. Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock provides an introduction to the piece reflecting on 100 years of discovery. The project premiered in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium at the National Space Centre, Leicester.
The show is presented in 2 different editions which can be screened back to back, seperately or blended together.
The Classic version of the show is driven by an 132 piece orchestral recording of the original Holst suite with awe inspiring solar system visuals featuring the latest images that have been captured by our robotic explorers.
The Modern edition of the show driven by a contemporary soundtrack takes a more abstract and surreal route through the cosmos. Each planet is a dance between the musician and the visual artist to expand the mind and explore our place in our universe.
- Produced by NSC Creative @ The National Space Centre
- Classic Music by Philharmonia Orchestra https://philharmonia.co.uk/
- Modern Music by sonicXploras
- Supported by RAS200 https://ras.ac.uk/200
- More information at http://theplanets360.com/
The show is available to all UK domes license free thanks to the support from The Royal Astronomical Society and available for commercial licensing internationally exclusively via NSC Creative.
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