Starmus V announced

Starmus V announced in Switzerland, Jan 2019. Panel r-l: Michel Mayor (exoplanet researcher), Jean-Michel Jarre and Garik Israelian.

This last week in Davos, Switzerland as part of the World Economic Forum, Dr. Brian May, Jean-Michel Jarre and Dr. Garik Israelian discussed STARMUS and the special connection between science and music. Flanked by a panel of renowned scientists, ESA astronauts, and Nobel laureates, Jean-Michel Jarre introduced his groundbreaking tribute to the Apollo Missions for their 50th Anniversary.

 “For the first time, the use of ‘star sounds’ library developed by Dr. Garik Israelian will be incorporated into composed music. While it’s a relatively unknown phenomenon, it is no doubt real. I’m excited to include the actual sounds of planets and stars in this groundbreaking ode to the Apollo Missions.” – Jean-Michel Jarre.

The panel also launched STARMUS V, which will take place in Zurich, Switzerland from 24-29 June, 2019. This year promises to be the most important program to date, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, one of science’s most important milestones and will include a special ceremony announcing the 2019 Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication winners, supported by Omega and Kaspersky Labs.

Jean-Michel Jarre will headline a concert with “star sounds” never before heard here on earth and in homage to the Apollo Missions and those who made them possible, Hans Zimmer will be performing a very special concert “Once Upon a Time on The Moon.”

Astronaut Michael Collins will give the keynote speech whilst other speakers include Sir Martin Rees, Emmanuelle Charpentier, and Helen Sharman. Attendees will include seven of the original Apollo Mission crew, two ESA astronauts Tim Peake and Samantha Cristoforetti, science legend and champion Bill Nye along with Brian May, Brian Eno, Steve Vai and Rick Wakeman.

Tickets are now officially on sale and can be purchased at: www.starmus.com.