The Golden Record Film
A journey to rediscover the 27 songs of music on NASA’s Golden Record. Read more on the official website.
About the film
The Golden Record: The Film tracks each of the 27 tracks of music that were selected for the Golden Record, launched aboard NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft 1 and 2 in 1977. 40 years later, back here on Earth, the film will be the first cinematic rendition of the Record, showcasing the 27 recorded tracks as live performances by musicians from the corners of the world that are home to these songs. We hope the film will demonstrate how crucial it is to invest in and preserve our most fundamental forms of expression that unify us as a global human race. We hope this film will serve as the cinematic, contemporary partner to the Golden Record, which has been recently released for purchase through Ozma Records.
The regions, the songs, the people
The 27 songs were selected as “musical representatives” of our civilization, but what can we say we know about them? To explore this question, we will seek out the artists who today continue the legacy of these musical traditions. El Jinete Films will travel to each country represented on the Record in order to capture the musical traditions of the Record as they exist today.
The United States: The music of the blues, Navajo traditional music, jazz and rock n' roll.
Latin America: traditional music of Peru and Mexico
Classical Europe: Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Stravinsky
Eastern Europe and Eurasia: traditional and folk music of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Bulgaria
The UK: Instrumental music from the Renaissance age
Africa: traditional music from Benin and the DRC
East and Southeast Asia: traditional and folk music from China, Japan, Indonesia and India
Oceania: music from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and aborigine Australian lands
Please visit The Golden Record Film's website for full details and information about how you can get involved.