Savages + ISO



Blending space science, planet-poking and bluegrass-playing spacecraft operators, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists – the International Space Orchestra – is coming together to perform two songs Adore Life and Mechanics with rock band Savages at The Fillmore on 19th April, San Francisco, USA.

Inspired by our desire to understand the universe, and to rocket-propel our souls to further galaxies, rocking up the universe above and beyond, 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 will be performing with The Savages in the legendary Fillmore Theater which launched the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Velvet Underground, Janis Joplin, BB King and so many more.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Fillmore,

1805 Geary Boulevard

San Francisco, California 94115

Doors 7:00 p.m. // Show 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $25.75 plus applicable charges and are available here.


Savages are a London-based rock band, formed in 2011. Savages’ second album, Adore Life, was recorded at RAK Studios, London in April 2015.  Johnny Hostile was the producer and Richard Woodcraft the engineer. Anders Trentemøller took care of the mixing in Copenhagen.  All songs were written and played by Savages – Ayşe Hassan (bass), Fay Milton (drums), Gemma Thompson (guitar), Jehnny Beth (vocals).  Lyrics by Jehnny Beth.

The International Space Orchestra:

The International Space Orchestra is the world’s first orchestra of space scientists. Blending space exploration and bassoons; planet-poking and bluegrass-playing spacecraft operators – the International Space Orchestra’s members are individuals drawn from NASA Ames Research Center, SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)Institute, Singularity University and the International Space University. The International Space Orchestra, is an experiential and hybrid research laboratory, where space scientists are implementing, deconstructing, performing, singing, mixing, modifying, and designing musical acts. It is a provocation to action: a call to imagine and disrupt future human relations to space science; to adapt space science to our creative needs. They previously performed with Beck, Damon Albarn and Bobby Womack, The Prodigy, Penguin Café, japanese composer Maywa Denki and more…

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 and an astronaut on percussions. Following the rules of Tragedy defined by the ancient Greeks, the International Space Orchestra chorus introduce the public to the emotional nuances of space science missions. Merging space, technology, design and rock, the ISO with Savages aims to reach the final Frontier!

The International Space Orchestra is currently rehearsing with director and ISO creator Nelly Ben Hayoun, Two time Grammy-Award winner ISO musical director Evan Price  and Choir Master Jimmy Kansau at NASA Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute in California, USA

See more about the ISO by watching the feature documentary about it here

The Venue: The Fillmore

The Fillmore represented the pinnacle of creative music making in the late 1960s. From December 10, 1965, when Bill Graham produced a San Francisco Mime troupe benefit (Jefferson Airplane with Great Society and Mystery Trend; the Warlocks, later the Grateful Dead, kicked off the show), until July 4, 1968, The Fillmore audiences experienced a 2 1/2 year musical and cultural Renaissance that produced some of the most innovative, exciting music ever to come out of San Francisco. The careers of the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Moby Grape, the Butterfield Blues Band, and countless others were launched from The Fillmore stage. The most significant musical talent of the day has appeared there: Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Cream, Howlin’ Wolf, Captain Beefheart, Muddy Waters, The Who, Janis Joplin, BB King , Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin– well, you get the picture.Since it has presented the very best of the rock scene worldwide.