Find a safe place, close your eyes and open your mind – you are now entering the outer limits.
On Monday 29th October, Jeff Mills will be debuting another sixty minute session of original music in the new episode of his ongoing radio series, The Outer Limits, live on NTS Radio. This show is titled ‘Deep Thinkers’, and uses the life and work of the near mythical Leonardo Da Vinci as a creative springboard.
Listeners can expect to hear his own productions interspersed with a new performance composed by Mills from theremin player Carolina Eyck. Eyck is one of the world’s leading theremin virtuosos and has helped to promote the instrument internationally through the publication of her method book, ‘The Art of Playing The Theremin’.
Interwoven throughout are excerpts from an extended discussion with Irina Metzl from the Château du Clos Lucé, the last residence of Da Vinci where he passed away in 1519.
“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…”