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N° 9–2019: Call for media: ‘Space Station Earth’ world premiere in Stockholm

30 July 2019

A constellation of European astronauts, epic music under the stars and a live connection with the International Space Station will kick off the Stockholm Culture Festival at the height of the Scandinavian summer. 

Space is this year’s theme of the Stockholm Culture Festival, a mass event that takes over central Stockholm, Sweden, from 13 to 17 August. 

Join us in a press conference on 13 August to present the world premiere of ‘Space Station Earth’ and learn about the European astronauts contribution to it. ESA astronaut Tim Peake will attend the media event.  


Tuesday 13 August, 10 – 11 am.

-        Introduction to ‘Space Station Earth’ premiere.

-        Presentation by Ilan Eshkeri and ESA astronaut Tim Peake.

-        Q&A. 


If you are interested in joining the press conference, or would like to have more information, please contact Lorraine Conroy.


Mobile phone: +31655718112

Note that media must be accredited by Tuesday 6 August.

Location: Hallvarsson & Halvarsson, Sveavägen 20, 9th floor

Cosmic music

A stunning new show, called ‘Space Station Earth’, featuring images shot by astronauts on the International Space Station, with music by composer Ilan Eshkeri, will make its world premiere on the opening night of the festival, supported by an orchestra, a choir and a band. 

The premier will take place at 20:30 at the festival’s main stage in the city centre on 13 August.

Using the latest in audio-visual techniques, this unique live experience, will transport the audience into the emotional world of the astronauts so they can feel what the astronauts do and appreciate our planet and the Universe around us as they do. 

ESA astronaut Tim Peake said, “Ilan has been able to capture the emotions of spaceflight, bring them down to Earth and make them accessible to all of us. Space Station Earth, with its soundtrack and imagery makes me feel like I am back on the International Space Station again.” 

About Ilan Eshkeri

Ilan  Eshkeri  is an award winning British / French composer whose work uses multiple disciplines in various fields of art. Composer, songwriter, producer and conductor,  Eshkeri’s  work is performed in concert halls, theatres, galleries and is commissioned for film, television and video games. His eclectic body of work is linked by his love of story telling.   

Amongst his extensive catalogue of works are multiple Oscar & BAFTA winning films such as Still Alice, The Young Victoria, Layer Cake and Stardust.  Eshkeri  has been nominated for an Ivor  Novello  award, as well as a BAFTA for The Snowman & The Snowdog.  Eshkeri  is signed to Universal Records.   

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