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"They Inspire us.
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They create beauty.
they create change."
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The environmentally minded musicians in Bella Gaia premiere their debut music video, which includes visualizations from NASA, exclusively on Scientific American (Full Article)
... “You can spend all day and all night just looking at the planet as it goes by,” Fincke says. “After a while, I could tell what ocean we were over just by its color. Each desert has its own hue and tint.”
...“I met Mike Fincke in 2005, and he told me about this transformative experience he had seeing Earth from space,” Williams says. “I thought, ‘How can I simulate this feeling for people who can’t yet go to space?’ ”
That feeling is known as “the overview effect,” a gut-level appreciation for the beauty and fragility of our home planet. Seeing clouds and dust storms swirl across continents and watching cities light up at night, gives you a sense of Earth as a single, living thing, astronauts say. Then there’s the atmosphere, that thin, pink line separating us from instant death.
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Under the guidance of founder, director, and composer Kenji Williams, New York’s Bella Gaia is a multi-instrumental ensemble that makes music that can be simply be described as inspiring and mesmerizing. It’s music that combines the alluring fantasy of Enya with the spiritual dreaminess of Enigma. Like these artists, Bella Gaia attempts to demonstrate how nature and humanity are interconnected, and how art and science are not competing subjects but complementary elements of our world. - Ben Yung
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" I urge you to see the inspired and wonderful mosaic of photography, video, live dance and music from around the world that is Bella Gaia. This captivating multi-media show is the brainchild of composer and director Kenji Williams, who fulfilled his own dream to bring us the unique vantage point of genuine NASA astronauts and how our world looks from their eyes. This, when combined with haunting classical/world fusion music and interspersed with stunning depictions of what climate change is doing to our world, creates a mesmerizing spectacle that should not be missed. " - Jennifer Schwab - Sustainable Innovation Group