Posts Tagged ‘golden record’

EMI Feared Extra-Terrestrial Piracy Of Beatles

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Today’s post brings together two normally unconnected interests of mine; space exploration and music. This year is the 31st anniversary of the Voyager golden record launch – a disc containing various representations of humankind which was sent off into the cosmos (more as a symbol of hope and adventure than a serious attempt to make contact with alien civilisations). A compilation of music was placed on this disc, and the difficult task of reducing the entire musical output of humanity to one ‘greatest hits’ LP was curated by Carl Sagan…
(from Music Technology)