(New York, NY) Cosmic world music ensemble BELLA GAIA announces the release of the new single, â€œBiosphere Pulseâ€, from their forthcoming debut album, BELLA GAIA - Beautiful Earth. Created in conjunction with NASA and having played over 200 shows in 10 countries at such venues as the UNESCO Headquarters and the US State Department for Barack Obamaâ€™s Cairo Initiative, BELLA GAIA has become world renowned for mesmerizing audio-visual live performances. Now, theyâ€™re capturing their sound on record for the first time.
When composer and director Kenji Williams met astronaut Mike Fincke and learned about the transformative â€œOverview Effectâ€ Fincke experienced while viewing Earth from the window of the space station, BELLA GAIA was born. A bridger of music, visual arts, and science, Williams has won international awards from The Canadian Society of Cinematographers, The Sundance Film Festival, and most recently The Macau International Fulldome Film Festival for â€œBest Soundtrackâ€. Williams is joined by an all-star cast of musicians on the new album, including sound healing artist Kristin Hoffmann (as seen sharing stages with The Wallflowers, Feist, and Brandi Carlile), tabla master Deep Singh (one of the senior most guru-brothers of Ustad Zakir Hussain), and Japanese koto player Yumi Kurosawa (who has toured internationally with countless symphony orchestras).
Featuring virtuosic violins, soothing vocals, and exotic instrumentation (koto, tablas, Egyptian nay flute), the album explores uncharted musical territory in the hopes that listeners will gain a deeper appreciation for our planet and the environmental challenges it faces. Keep your eye on BELLA GAIA as they hit stages this fall in anticipation of the November 11th release of BELLA GAIA - Beautiful Earth.