Composer Matt Morton shared with TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) exactly what it was like writing the score for its highly anticipated documentary Apollo 11, particularly because director Todd Douglas Miller used only archival footage to tell the story. In that same vein, the soundtrack would sound authentic to the 29, Morton decided to use instruments available at the time of the 1969 release.

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When we got the opportunity to perform ‘Apollo 11’ I …just chose to do another approach so my first vision for this was to try to make it sound like you were hearing artists from 1969 just like you’re seeing the faces of the astronauts and Mission Control people viewing the launch from 1969.

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