On Sunday, March 14th, 2021, Einstein’s birthday, Genius 100 Foundation (G100) announced our newest G100 Visionary, Astronaut Dr. Soichi Noguchi. This was a very special occasion for G100, as the organization’s founding was inspired by Einstein. Dr. Noguchi is a long-standing member of the G100 community. He deserves much of the credit for orchestrating the printing of Genius: 100 Visions of the Future, noted as the world’s first-ever 3D book. Through his extraordinary efforts, its initial prototype was produced at the International Space Station in collaboration with NASA, JAXA, and ESA (European Space Agency).
In 2019, Dr. Noguchi was on hand to inaugurate fellow G100 Visionary Maestro Eduardo Marturet of The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO). And on March 14th, the Maestro is returning the honor.
“Performing my own music, composed just for this occasion, for the induction of my friend and someone I so admire, Soichi Noguchi to G100 while he’s in space, is something that happens once-in-a-lifetime. For myself and on behalf of The Miami Symphony, we are more than honored to be part of this.” Maestro Eduardo Marturet.
In honor of Dr. Noguchi, MISO performed “Planet 9″, an exclusively composed piece by conductor and G100 Visionary Maestro Eduardo Marturet, featuring concertmaster Daniel Andai and G100 Visionary, electric guitarist Konstantin Batygin. Batygin, a world-renowned astronomer, co-discovered Planet 9.
The performance took place at the Miami Design District’s Moore Building, Elastika.
In addition to this special performance by MISO, appearances by members of the G100 Visionary community and special guests, such as Emilio Estefan, were a part of this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.