Arrizza Under the Stars

Arrizza Under the Stars. An exclusive planetarium live performance by local artist and musician Yannaki Arrizza, based on his recent 2022 album release Astronomia. Saturday, May 20th, 2023 6:00 PM Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium 180 Little Neck Rd Centerport NY 11721
Arrizza Under the Stars
Performed LIVE at the Reichert Planetarium
Saturday, May 20th, 2023, at 6:00 PM

$30 pre-purchase | $25 for museum members | $35 at the door

Arrizza Under the Stars is a new, exclusive planetarium live performance by local artist and musician Yannaki Arrizza, based on his recent 2022 album release Astronomia. The music includes brilliant electronic soundscapes that combine digital and analog synthesizer sounds along with modern textures provided by the latest digital-audio technologies. Astronomia is reminiscent of the soundtrack for the popular Netflix original Stranger Things, combined with deeper experimentations in electronic and ambient realms similar to the popular synth sounds of the 1970s and early 1980s often heard in science-fiction films of the time. The words thought provoking, hopeful, mysterious, and moody come to mind.

Yannaki’s music is a perfect complement (or maybe it’s the other way around!) to the spacey visual landscapes the planetarium is capable of providing with its cutting-edge fulldome video technology. Audiences can expect to be transported into immersive worlds and interstellar mediums that transcend both space and time and where the only limit is the imagination. This live performance includes artistic landscapes, original fulldome 3D artwork, projections of starfields, and deep-space objects, and includes colorful laser lights through a haze of fog.

This one-time performance is exclusive and can be seen only at the Reichert Planetarium!

CDs and merchandise will be available for purchase.

Reichert Planetarium Director Dave Bush, says “We are thrilled to be working with Yannaki. He is such a motivated and talented musician. His new album, Astronomia, is a perfect match for the planetarium. It has been so much fun creating and combining the images and lasers to go along with such an incredible piece of musical work. I have personally become a fan! The audience is in for an amazing experience.

Yannaki Arrizza was born and raised in a diverse multi-ethnic background where art and music were abundant in his life. Yannaki is a self-taught Latin/New Age/World guitarist and multi-instrumental artist based in the Long Island, N.Y. area. He learned his craft during his formative years as a growing musician. His first love was the guitar, and grew out of listening to a variety of Latin American, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern music. He later built upon a repertoire of Spanish guitar combined with the sounds of New Age and Electronic music.

Eventually, Yannaki begin to dabble with keyboards and synthesizers. With  influences ranged from Yanni, Jean Michel Jarre, Kitaro, and Tangerine Dream, he created a unique combination of Spanish guitar and electronic instrumentations that would dominate his future releases. His synth-oriented music is described as chill Electronica with New Age instrumentation and sensibility combined with the otherworldly sounds and textures of science fiction.

“The Astronomia album was born out of my deep heartfelt love of space, a dedication to the sheer grandeur and beauty of the sacred cosmos. I am so excited to perform at the Reichert Planetarium my wish is to share the experience with you all.. The combination of my spacey otherworldly selections and the cutting-edge fulldome video technology the planetarium provides will create an exclusive one-of-a-kind spectacle. It will dazzle the senses and create an excitement and wonder that will bring joy to one’s heart.” -Yannaki Arrizza