The years 2019- 2022 are marking the 50th anniversary of the first humans on the moon.
On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man who steps on the moon. In total, there were 12 astronauts, who have been on the lunar surface during the Apollo missions from 1969-1972.
This topic will remain current as NASA wants to send a woman and a man to the moon for the first time in 2024 with the new Artemis program.
The art project „lunar_“ is intended to approach the topic emotionally and factually by using original NASA audio materials of the missions.
Conversations of the astronauts, background noise (noise, ventilation, artifacts of the audio tapes etc) are, often strongly treated, the basis of a musical construction.
All in all, the listener should be able to immerse himself in a partly surreal soundscape that combines nostalgic, documentary analog sounds with new digital bits and clicks. Some instrumental parts are developed and recorded simultaneously with the electronics.
The project „lunar_“ is to be realized in different formats:
– piece for radio
– sound installation (in stereo or multi channel surround)
– installation with sound and video (in stereo or multi channel surround)
– concerts/ performances (optional with video)
– CD production
concept, composition and production: Markus Muench