For this edition of our Full Moon Sessions we celebrated the Storm Moon with a live sound tracking of the 1972 documentary, “Apollo 17 – On The Shoulders of Giants.”
This NASA produced film recounts man’s final lunar landing mission in fantastic grainy color film stock. Astronaut’s Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans are the stars of this show and their mission was largely highlighted by geological testing and sampling of the moon’s surface.
Narrator Don Richards opens the film and reveals it’s namesake with a 1675 quote by Sir Isaac Newton, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Astronauts built on the work of ancient astronomers and in turn, brought back nearly 250 pounds of moon rock that was distributed to scientists around the world that will prove invaluable to future astronomers.
This idea of growing collective knowledge is one that Burnkit2600 strongly believe in and salutes the men of Apollo for. And in kind, we owe much to the many musicians and artists who have, and continue to inform and inspire us. We in turn hope that in some small way, our own body of works will inspire and grow the world’s community of musicians, artists and audio astronomers. And with this in mind, we delved into space to retrieve this improvisational piece of electronic music for your lunar pleasure - enjoy our moon rocks.
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