The Outer Limits by NTS
For his latest space endeavor Jeff Mills teamed up with Nasa and London-based online radio station NTS for a series of radio shows called The Outer Limits, named after a science fiction TV series in the 1960s. It consists of six uncompromising episodes exploring astrophysics and science fiction through abstract soundscapes and spoken word, with completely original and unreleased music by Mills and guest musicians.
Produced around the world with artists from the fields of classical, jazz and electronic music – with scientific direction from Nasa – The Outer Limits works as a multi-disciplinary radio series, at the crossroads of science and modern experimental music. It is an example of how a brand (Nasa), music artists (Mills et al) and media platform (NTS) can work together to create something artistically compelling that benefits all parties involved.
The series connects Nasa’s drive to introduce a new generation to astrophysics with Mills’ love for sci-fi-inspired electronic music and NTS’s aim to develop ever-more innovative radio.