International Space Orchestra Screening


7th May, 21:15, De Balie, Amsterdam

Join the International Space Orchestra – an assembly of star-spangled space scientists from NASA Ames Research Center, Singularity University, International Space University and the SETI Institute- as they perform a unique drama of non-terrestrial communication and the techno-wonders of mission control rooms.

In this tangential reality, your Flight Controller conducts arias and the Payload Officer works a baritone sax, while the Capsule Communicator is on the triangle. Merging science, technology, design and opera, this film captures the behind-the-scenes action during the creation of the International Space Orchestra.


Nelly Ben Hayoun



Introduction by Nelly Ben Hayoun

Designer of Experiences at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute in California, Head of Experiences at WeTransfer in the Netherlands, Visiting Professor at the Unknown Fields Division of the Architectural Association School of Architecture and lecturer at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art, all in London.

On top of that she is a PhD candidate in Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. Ánd in her spare time – is there any? – she is training to be an astronaut.