“Hello Earth” is a work created by musician Antonio Arias in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute and the Astronomical Institute of Andalusia, based on the poem of astronaut Al Worden.
Science and correspondence are just two aspects of culture. Obviously, some people are more inclined to science. Letters from others. When we find a work that blends these two faces together, we cannot distinguish one starting point and another ending point. This is what I will tell you next.
Poet of Apollo 15
Al Worden is one of the astronauts in the Apollo project. He participated in the Apollo 15 mission, which took off on July 26, 1972, and Worden himself was the pilot of the Endeavour command module. On the other hand, the Falcon’s lunar module boarded our satellite with David Scott and James Irwin. When Warden returned to Earth on August 7th of the same year, he compiled his thoughts and reflected them in a series entitled “Hello earth.Endeavour greetings»(Hello earth.Endeavour greetings). Here, he not only reflects his travels, but also reflects his feelings and thoughts in those days when he was far away from home.
Unfortunately, Al Worden passed away on March 17, 2020 at the age of 88. He knows how to capture the dual vision of culture. It is now when the Granada-born musician Antonio Arias is performing. He has the experience of transforming the music that others see through a telescope or just looking up at the sky into music. The musician has contacted Warden and started writing his collection of poems. After his death, he went through these procedures with his family. When he got permission, he reshaped it until it appeared «Hello earth“,versus Cervantes Institute with Andalusian Institute of Astrophysics (IAA-CSIC) (All project information You can find it here), there are also documentaries.
Through art development
At the project introduction meeting held at the Madrid headquarters of the Cervantes Institute on March 23, Antonio Arias himself said: “There have been comments that from the expedition to the moon, many astronauts who returned to space were transformed into Everyone lives in a moment of enlightenment and they need to use art to develop.” Isabel Márquez, deputy director of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, affirmed this. “We must realize that capital letter culture is not letter culture or Literal culture. Scientific culture. It is “culture”, indicating that science and letters are the face of a larger “something”.
“Hello Earth” brings together science, music and poetry
In music, we will find sounds inspired by the Apollo Project, whose spectrum ranges from the most psychedelic to the most experimental. The work was produced by Martin Glover (Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, The Verve), and Glover himself used bass as the album’s Most records. Richard Dudanski (101s, PIL) played drums on some songs and recited Space Walk. Singer Anni B Sweet expressed his voice in the two main themes of the album. Of course, there are regular customers of Lagartija Nick: David Fernández, Juan Codorniú and JJ Machuca.
In literature, Worden’s poems were translated and adapted into a book by Pedro Duque. In this way, “Hello earth»Send us a message in the form of text and music to let us see what it feels like to leave the earth and walk far enough that we can only distinguish a blue and white ball.
In the audiovisual field, those of us were lucky enough to participate «Hello earth«By making us a part of this adventure, we have been able to experience the feelings, feelings and experiences that an astronaut will have when he is there.
All of these are marked by Spanish, and Luis García Montero, Dean of the Cervantes Institute, emphasized this in his speech and pointed out: “We are very clear that the challenge that Spanish is now facing will become a kind of Language. Science and learning technology”, due to such things as “Hello earth«.
The loneliest person
As a legacy, among other things, Worden left us with two curious milestones, which he achieved during his journey to board our satellite on Apollo 15:
- He became the first person to perform EVA (extravehicular activity) outside of Earth’s orbit. When he entered space, he was 317,000 kilometers away from our planet, which is much farther than the usual 400-500 kilometers for astronauts on the ISS (International Space Station).
- Since he landed on the moon on the Endeavour, he has been considered the loneliest person. The closest people to him are his missionaries David Scott and James Owen. They landed on the lunar module. The surface of the moon. They are 3,596.9 kilometers apart.
On the other hand, Antonio Arias continues to express his passion for astronomy, something he has already done in the legendary “Multiverso”, where he adapted David Jou , Carlos Marzal (Carlos Marzal), Natalia Carbajosa (Natalia Carbajosa) or José Emilio Pacheco (José Emilio Pacheco) astronomy poems. Collaboration with astrophysicist José Antonio Caballero.