The Avalanches have shared a new music video for their recent single “Wherever You Go” featuring the International Space Orchestra (ISO). The clip was filmed in quarantine and features musicians from NASA Ames Research Center, the SETI Institute, Singularity University, and the International Space University playing a wide variety of instruments in tin foil-covered surroundings. Check it out below.
“We are forever grateful to Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun and the International Space Orchestra for a truly magical, inspiring and connective experience,” the Avalanches said in a press release.” They continued:
During a hard lockdown, it has renewed our faith in music, humanity and the power of connection, science and love. We have so much respect for all those at NASA and SETI Institute and the work they do pushing the boundaries of human exploration, in trying to find the answers to the universe, and who and what lay beyond our neighbourhood.
SETI Institute Designer of Experiences Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian added:
The Avalanches have been working on a space inspired album for a few years now. Researching sounds coming from space, they came across the brilliant work developed by our scientists at the SETI Institute and by the International Space Orchestra. Very quickly, it became apparent that our musical collaboration should focus on further inspiring new perspectives and desires to understand the universe. In the current context we could not make our performance happen in real life, but we decided to make it happen regardless and this performance is the result of our online meetups.
We hope that our performance will allow for further curiosity and interest to research further galaxies and extraterrestrial intelligence and life. Working with The Avalanches has been our greatest honour, one of the most cosmic experiences we have encountered. Robbie and Tony are truly inspiring, kind, caring and just too brilliantly talented. Thank you to them for having us at the International Space Orchestra and the SETI Institute a part of their outer-space musical journey.
The Avalanches released “Wherever You Go” last month. The single features Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry, and Australian artist CLYPSO. The group has also released a remix of DMA’S song “Criminals,” which you can find below.
The Avalanches’ last studio album Wildflower arrived in 2016, marking their first new LP since classic debut Since I Met You.
Originally Appeared on Pitchfork