Chapter 2 of The Outer Limits explores the fictional story of NASA’s ‘Apollo 18′. A mission that was officially cancelled by the US government due to budgetary constraints which also lead to the end of NASA’s Apollo missions. Mills’ 60 minute musical odyssey resumes the program with an abstract and musically interwoven episode of all original compositions that features Parisian cellist, Éric-Maria Couturier.
This episode takes listeners on a journey into lunar space, landing in the Aitken basin on the far side of the moon, and the possibilities of future human habitation on the moon’s surface.
Don’t miss hearing! 14.03.18 l 14:00 GMT l NTS.LIVE/THEOUTERLIMITS
“Working in radio for almost a decade during the 1980s gave me a different perspective on how audio and music can be impactful devices. The freedom I was allowed then, to program whatever I chose, made me think at length about how to make programs interesting and informative for listeners. This has inspired my approach for ‘The Outer Limits’, to create radio resembling TV science fiction, dealing with subjects that can be humbling and psychologically introspective, without needing to have predictable happy endings. If you can imagine a young person running an untethered radio show having grown up in the Midwest, regularly watching Rod Serling’s ‘The Twilight Zone’, collecting Marvel comics, all the while NASA was sending humans up into outer space, well, you get the idea… ‘The Outer Limits’, titled after a science fiction US TV series in the 1960s is yet another opportunity for me to explore the unknown through music and fantastical storytelling. The aim of this radio program is to deliver wild experiences, first and foremost. This is something that I believe each and every one of us needs more of. These episodes will be told in an uncompromising manner, constructed in ways conventional radio dares not explore. ‘The Outer Limits’ is informative, providing useful information, but in a never before seen format …” -Jeff Mills
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