REPLAY: Rachel Rising (ambient jam)

Album cover for Rachel Rising live performance on At Water's Edge

[RECORDED LIVE] Using his release Emblem ( as the basis, ambient composer and artist Joe McMahon provides electronic atmospheres to a live reading of the poetry cycle “Rachel Rising”, along with other vocal improvisations provided by your host, Rebekkah Hilgraves.

The poetry cycle (found in its entirety at came in the creative aftermath of a violent and bizarre domestic situation, but is much more than one person’s simple catharsis. It stands as allegory for anyone who has been through a “dark night of the soul”, whatever one’s faith might be — or not. It is a struggle of dark and light, of violence and peace, of restraint and freedom. In other words, the human experience. There is an infinite number of ways that such a journey can be expressed. Join us for this one.

This is now available as a release on Bandcamp at

Proceeds from sales of the release benefit the National Network to End Domestic Violence (

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