Zemyata Zo væ by Thomas Agergaard published on 2016-09-30T11:10:12Z Earth Calls concert first version USMIFKA 9-11 - 2016 In 1977 the spacecraft Voyager was sent on to a scientific journey into space. On board was "The Golden Record": a CD on which scientists had carefully chosen different fragments of sounds from the planet Earth. A message in a bottle, sent into the vast cosmic sea hoping to encounter with foreign civilisations. Among many other things, on the CD was the bulgarian folksong: "Izlel e delju Haidutin". The Voyager-spacecraft has recorded the interaction between the solarwind and the magnetic fields from the planets in our solarsystem. NASA has transformed these vibrations into sound, and thereby made it possible for the human ear to "hear" the planets. In the choral work EARTH CALLS by Thomas Agergaard, the song "Izlel e delju Haidutin" and the rumble of the planets meet for the first time, here on earth. USMIFKA stands solidly on the ground, singing; reaching out towards the universe. The metallic sounds of the choir echoes wistfully out of the rumble and the sounds sent back from the universe, joined by the saxophone of Thomas Agergaard. The visual back cloth joins in through photos by the Hubble telescope, staged to the event by Björn Ross. This evening is a celebration to hope and the curiosity of mankind. Both of which is needed at all times.