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We Have Lift-off

Nick Luscombe takes one giant leap into music inspired by space to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Featuring celestial drones, samples of Sputnik and a letter to the Moon.

Nick Luscombe takes one giant leap into music inspired by space to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to land on the Moon. Featuring celestial drones from the black metal band Wolves in the Throne Room and samples of Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth, transformed into new work. Plus the American composer Christopher Biggs’ piece titled A Letter To The Moon, which uses our interdependent relationship with the Moon and its orbit as a compositional tool.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • P-Blot

    2001年 去年の旅(2002)

  • Sherman and Field

    We Have Lift​-​off - From Sputnik to Launch

    • Space is the Place.
    • Cities and Memory.
  • Dubi Dolczek

    I Didn't Planet

    • Voyage To The Cat's Paw Nebula.
    • Stolen Body Records.
  • Hayat Selim

    The Great Red Spot

    • The Solar System Ost.
  • Okazaki Hiroshi & His Stargazers

    Moon Of Manakoora

    • Okazaki Hiroshi & His Stargazers - A Compilation.
    • Readymade Records.
  • Primitive Acoustics

    Sputnik Farewell

    • Space is the Place.
    • Cities and Memory.
  • Christopher Biggs

    A Letter to the Moon: I

    Ensemble: SPLICE Ensemble.
    • Decade Zero.
    • Ravello Records.
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto

    Fullmoon

    • Async.
    • Milan ‎.
  • Fred Steiner

    Space Orbit / Charlie X / That's a Girl (Charlie X)

    • Star Trek: The Original Series 2: Charlie X / Mudd's Women / The Corbomite Maneu.
    • La-La Land Records.
  • Model 500

    Starlight

    • Deep Space.
    • R & S Records.
  • Wolves in the Throne Room

    Celestite Mirror

    • Celestite.
    • Artemisia Records.
  • Matthewdavid

    Desert Moon

    • Time Flying Beats.
    • Leaving Records.
  • Tradition

    Rocket Repairs

    • Captain Ganja And The Space Patrol.
    • Bokeh Versions.
  • Hypnopazūzu

    The Sex Of Stars

    • Create Christ, Sailor Boy.
    • House of Mythology ‎.
  • Tobias Meier & IM WALD

    Nebulae

    • Orion.
    • Wide Ear Records.
  • Shake Keane & The Hastings Girl Choir

    Rising Star

    • Rising Stars.
    • Trunk Records.

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