“The image is emotionally stunning and intellectually inspiring”
Dr. John Mace Grunsfeld
Deep Field is a brand new film that celebrates the world’s most famous and successful space observatory – the Hubble Space Telescope – and its greatest discovery, the Deep Field.
A first-of-its-kind collaboration between Grammy award-winning composer & conductor Eric Whitacre, producers Music Productions, the Space Telescope Science Institute and 59 Productions, the film centres on the Hubble Deep Field image, an extraordinary photograph created by Hubble when it was pointed at a tiny and completely dark patch of sky and left to make a 10-day long exposure. What it revealed was a picture that contained over 3000 galaxies, each one composed of hundreds of billions of stars. Deep Field combines Hubble’s stunning imagery, including never-seen-before fly-bys of galaxies, alongside bespoke animations created by 59 Productions, which takes viewers on an unforgettable journey from planet Earth to the edges of our universe.
The Deep Field score is by Eric Whitacre and includes his ground-breaking Virtual Choir (VC5), featuring more than 8,000 singers from 120 countries across the globe. Recorded earlier this year, Virtual Choir 5: Deep Field unites scientists, a former astronaut, Hubble employees and singers from across the globe, aged between 4 and 87. Produced by celebrated film composer/producer John Powell, the soundtrack was recorded by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and professional choir, the Eric Whitacre Singers.
The film will be screened with live orchestra and chorus, including the Charlotte Symphony conducted by Christopher Warren-Green (30 November, 1 and 2 December), and the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Eric Whitacre (21 February 2019), with multiple screenings, installations and performances in science and music festivals, concert halls, museums and galleries worldwide.
Composer & Artistic Director
Space Telescope Science Institute
Space Telescope Science Institute:
Scientific Visualization Lead
Composer & Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Eric Whitacre Singers
Virtual Choir 5
Mike Hatch- Floating Earth
Virtual Choir Editing by
John Michael Caldwell
Virtual Choir 5:
Virtual Choir Community Support Team:
Camille Lee Cook