Directly influenced by the work of Bill Nelson, Our Experiments Here is a 1994 tape experiment brought to life more than twenty years later using public domain resources from NASA, the New York Public Library, and the Prelinger Archive.
Bill Nelson's versatile catalog, in addition to guitar-driven rock (often inflected with jazz and other genres), has included quite a bit of ambient efforts using "found sound" from radio, film, and television. Examples of the era of his work include "Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights", "Map of Dreams", and the "Hermetic Jukebox" twin set.
The audio bed track was home-recorded with a Roland Juno-6; narration samples come from 1967's "Journey to the Center of Time". Visually, the main film used is 1970's "Threads of Technology", a promotional film from Raytheon, and available for download from the Prelinger Archive at archive.org/details/prelinger. Space photography is courtesy of NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive, at apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html . The cover of "The EinsteinTheory of Relativity: A Concise Statement" is courtesy of the New York Public Library's public domain collection at digital collections.nypl.org