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The Golden Record

From Dominique Johnson | Part of the Come As You Are series | 03:47:58

We wanted to know what's out there. We wanted to tell our stories, too. So we sent a message in a bottle out into interstellar space. The NASA Voyager missions left Earth in 1977 to send messages, data, and images back to us. It also had a vinyl record --- made of gold ---- full of music by Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach --- a lot of Bach. This Golden Record playlist said so much about who we were. But what if it was really more about who we hope to become?

Golden_record_small Come As You Are asked listeners what classical music they would want to include on a new Golden Record, travelling out to the stars to represent humanity. Mixing Carl Sagan and NASA's original classical music selections - Beethoven, Mozart and a lot of Bach - with this listener playlist, host Dominique Johnson weaves the stories of this epic interstellar journey in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Voyager Missions and the original Golden Record. This program is offered on PRX in an edited format suitable for any geographic location.