Hans Zimmer‘s music for the engrossing 13 Minutes To The Moon podcast, which went through the story of Apollo 11 in intricate detail upon the 50th anniversary of the moon landings earlier this year, is getting its own release on the BBC World Service.
A bonus episode in which Zimmer discusses writing the score will also be added to the 13 Minutes To The Moon podcast feed from December 23rd. “The podcast is the ultimate medium to chronical the history of who we were and who we are and what our dreams and ambitions are,” Zimmer says in the new episode. “We’ve always had podcasts – it was mum telling us a story late at night and now suddenly we have found a way of legitimising it and taking it one stage further.”
“The problem is, when you write about space, since we all know there is no sound in space, everything is an invention,” he continues. “But it isn’t entirely an invention, because we do have those bleeps and these little signals that came from the satellites and we have the sound of the rockets etc. and modern technology allows us to turn those into musical instruments.”