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The Celestial Mechanics (lp)

by John Orr Franklin

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The Source 03:59
Apollo 06:22
Earthrise 03:25
Into the Egg 05:53
Reentry 04:05
Splash Down 06:34


Set to audio from the NASA Apollo 11 moon mission, John Orr takes us on an experimental, mostly instrumental, electronic, musical journey to the moon and back again.

It’s about moving forward with gratitude and curiosity and without fear.
It’s about moving into the unknown, setting a course with velocity and dealing with whatever comes your way. Inertia instigated with love.

Somewhere there is a line. A line that we each must face and cross alone with our own trepidation. A line that defines who we are and what we choose to be. It is a line that sets our trajectory beyond a point of no return where we align ourselves with the stars and become a part of something much bigger than ourselves. There are no stationary bodies in this universe, everything is moving forward.


released November 1, 2013

Music written, recorded and produced by John Orr Franklin

Apollo recordings provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration via apolloarchive.com

Artwork by Andrea Pramuk


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John Orr Franklin Austin, Texas

Musician and composer John Orr Franklin currently resides in Austin Texas, where he composes and records in his private home recording facility. His genre spanning compositions have been featured on radio and television around the globe.

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