“Laniakea” is a cinematic orchestral piece that features piano and choir. The music has a contemplative and ethereal quality, inspired by the universe.
The piece begins with delicate piano motifs and minimalist orchestration, gradually building into a lush arrangement that evokes a sense of wonder and amazement. The addition of the brass section adds a powerful and majestic quality to the music, enhancing the grandeur and scale of the piece. The choir adds a spiritual and transcendent element to the music, adding to the sense of awe and inspiration.
The title “Laniakea” comes from the Hawaiian word meaning “immeasurable heaven” or “unfathomable universe.” In astronomy, it refers to the supercluster of galaxies to which our Milky Way belongs. The music of “Laniakea” seeks to capture the vastness and beauty of the universe, and to inspire listeners to contemplate their place within it.