BASCA member Linda Lamon has written a song that’s been distributed to over 60 countries and played in UNESCO’s International Year of Light (IYL) celebrations across the world.
This beautifully uplifting piece, entitled ‘Rainbow Of Light’, was inspired by a visit to the International Astronomy festival ‘Starmus’ in Tenerife last September, which included speakers Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking and Dr Brian May.
The London-based International soprano Katerina Mina sings the lyrics, which explore the importance of light in our lives and remind us to have hope ‘we might not be alone’ in this universe.
The classical themed piece, which was recorded in London and Dorset was sent out to organisers of the worldwide events listed on the IYL website.
Linda says: “When I compose a new piece of work, I do so in the hope that I can find a home for it and it looks like I have done this with Rainbow Of Light, with the encouragement of soprano Katerina Mina who believed in the song from the start.” She adds: “It’s been a bit of a humbling experience receiving so many positive responses from around the world, but I am so glad the song’s message is spreading to help make a difference, because that is what it is all about.”
The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to highlight the importance of light and optical technologies in our lives, for the future and for the development of our society.