LATE JUNCTION: NICK LUSCOMBE WITH GOLDEN RECORDS 29.08.17 (320kbs-m4a/206mb/1hr30mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 29th August 2017
Marking the 40th anniversary of the Voyager Golden Record, a sonic gift sent into space by NASA to transmit earthly music, sounds and languages to extraterrestrials. A committee chaired by Carl Sagan selected the contents of this "message in a bottle cast into the cosmic ocean", including bits of Bach, blues music, and Chuck Berry on the gold-plated copper disc.
Tonight the task is Nick Luscombe's. He will be speculating on what futuristic sounds we would send out into the universe were we to do it again now, as well as playing the best bits from the original Golden Record, including traditional music from Benin, Peru, and Australia, mariachi from Lorenzo Barcelata, and Hindustani classical music from Kesarbai Kerkar.
To help discuss and dissect the Golden Record, Nick welcomes Black Quantum Futurism to Late Junction. Made up of experimental musician Moor Mother and author/attorney Rasheedah Phillips, they are an afro-futurist force in music, film, and literature, with a special interest in time capsules and temporality.
Humanity's farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2 achieve 40 years of exploration this August and September. Though they have left the planets far behind and will not come close to another star for 40,000 years, they continue to communicate with NASA daily.
Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.
Warp 9 - Light Years Away [4th & Broadway]
Mahi Musicians Of Benin - Cengunmé
Tom Djawa & Mudpo & Waliparu - Barnumbirr (Morning Star) / Moikoi Song
Lorenzo Barcelata & Antonio Maciel And Los Aguilillas & Mariachi México de Pepe Villa & Rafael Carrión - El Cascabel
Gorō Yamaguchi - Sokaku-Reibo (Depicting The Cranes In Their Nest)
Georgian State Merited Ensemble Of Folk Song and Dance & Anzor Kavsadze - Chakrulo
Young Girl Of Huancavelica - Wedding Song
Guan Pinghu - Liu Shui (Flowing Streams)
Kesarbai Kerkar - Bhairavi: Jaat Kahan Ho
Bob Dylan - Stardust [Columbia]
Dan Deacon - Sago An Ya Rev (Live @ Sacrum Profanum Festival, Krakow) [Cantaloupe Music]
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Further Than We've Gone [Virgin]
NICK IN CONVERSATION WITH BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM
Moor Mother - Time Distortion (feat. Black Quantum Futurism) [The Vinyl Factory]
Alice Coltrane & Carlos Santana - Illuminations [Columbia]
Matana Roberts - J.P. [Constellation]
Black Quantum Futurism - Temporal Technologies [Self-released]
Betty Carter - Sounds (Movin' On) [Verve]
David Allred - The Universe [Oscarson]
Yann Tomita - Time Machine [Sony]
Alexander Courage - Star Trek - End Title (Electric Violin Version)
Caoimhín Breathnach - Bolcán
Vangelis - Pulstar [RCA Victor]
Parliament - Mothership Connection (Star Child) [Casablanca]
Space Dimension Controller - The Love Quadrant [Kinnego]
Coda To Coda - Celestial Mechanisms [Coda To Coda]
Laurie Spiegel - Kepler's Harmony Of The Worlds [Unseen Worlds]
Carl Sagan - A Glorious Dawn (feat. Stephen Hawking) [Third Man]