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“Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe” featuring Virtual Choir 5 to be released on November 16

October 18, 2018 at 4:08 pm UTC

The release of Eric’s new film “Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe” featuring Virtual Choir 5 has been announced. Read the full release below and find out more on the Deep Field website.

Grammy® award-winning American composer Eric Whitacre’s symphonic work Deep Field was inspired by the world’s most famous space observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and its greatest discovery – the iconic Deep Field image.   The new film – Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe – illuminates the score by combining Hubble’s stunning imagery, including never-seen-before galaxy fly-bys, with bespoke animations to create an immersive, unforgettable journey from planet Earth to the furthest edges of our universe.

The soundtrack features a new, epic Virtual Choir representing 120 countries: over 8,000 voices aged 4 to 87, alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Eric Whitacre Singers. The soundtrack will be released on November 16.

The score and film paint the incredible story of the Hubble Deep Field.  Turning its gaze to a tiny and seemingly dark area of space (around one 24-millionth of the sky) and left for a 10-day long exposure, the Hubble Space Telescope revealed over 3,000 galaxies that had never previously been seen, each one composed of hundreds of billions of stars.

The film is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Grammy® award-winning composer & conductor Eric Whitacre, producers Music Productions, scientists and visualizers from the Space Telescope Science Institute and multi award-winning artists 59 Productions.   With accessibility as a key goal, Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe will be released globally on YouTube at 7am ET on Friday November 16, 2018.

An exclusive VIP screening of the film will take place on Friday November 16 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, with public screenings presented by Eric on Saturday 17. Information about tickets will be posted on this website soon.

Following release, Deep Field will be seen in presentations in museums, galleries, at festivals and science/music events worldwide.  It will also be projected at concert performances, with the score performed live, with orchestra and chorus.


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