“Lost in Space” is a Sci-Fi Bio-Mystery from the Space Race (1963). Tethered by the symphonics of a chamber orchestra and spoken word artistry (Bluz), interlaced with crafted hip hop, we gather around to take a journey with Ludmila (a Lost Cosmonaut), beyond the reach of Earth into outer space.
Isolated. Weightless. A celestial starscape expanding while the Earthship dwindles below, Ludmila ascends beyond the struggles of humanity. From above, she witnesses Earth’s magnificent ecosystem glowing in simultaneous day and night. Shimmering aurora borealis. Dust drifting from Africa to South America. No borders - just a remote source of Life, suspended in the Heavens. A separate reality from the violence, poverty, injustice, and pollution seen up close.
A transient being reveals that our species must first cross the great divide of our own illusions of limitations and barriers. Our existence depends on our ability to transcend.
- Exec. Producer: Elizabeth Kowalski
- Co-Artistic Directors: Master Kie, RoyalCity Lif, Scott McLaughlin
- Spoken Word Artist: Bluz Rogers
- Composers: Master Kie, RoyalCity Lif, Elizabeth Kowalski, Scott McLaughlin, Fred Dunlap III, Meng-Tung Lee, and Sahasra Anumolu
- Astronaut aerialist: Stryx
Your Neighborhood Orchestra (YNO) [chamber]:
- Kari Giles, Violin
- Charlie Wofford, Cello
- Kania Mills, Clarinet/Saxophones
- David Mickus, French Horn
- Deanna Glenn, Bass Clarinet
- Kaylin Stewart, Harp
- Fred Dunlap, Drumset/Percussion
- Scott McLaughlin, Percussion/Live Processing
- Elizabeth Kowalski, Conductor/Vocalist/Live Processing
This project was supported by ASC, and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. http://www.NCArts.org.