RadioSpiral Haunts Second Life: A Halloween Concert Festival

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As part of RadioSpiral’s very special day-long live music extravaganza, your friendly host played a live set rather than our usual three hour radio program. This was my first attempt at playing live. I had FUN!

In addition to 32 years of broadcasting, I’m also a retired opera singer. It was great fun to bring that into play during this live improv, built around one of the poems from Rachel Rising.

Math Is Music Is Life

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Numbers, symbols, the relationships of things to each other, are the stuff of life. Music, by virtue of its very nature as foundational waves, makes up the universe. The universe is music, whirling like a macro dervish in an eternal dance.

The cornerstone of this episode comes from Carbonates On Mars, with a brand new track, created a few weeks ago using the mathematical 432Hz tuning frequency. We start the program with a track that Jack Hertz created a few years ago after watching the documentary ‘Resonance – Beings of Frequency,’ where he learned that the planet Earth has a resonant frequency of 7.83 Hz.

Gambit

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Math and music, music and math. The relationship between music and mathematics has long been known. When sound waves could be measured, the relationship became even more clear.

Through the years, musicians have experimented with the mathematical relationships between notes and sounds, sometimes with terrifying results, and sometimes with stunningly beautiful results. This edition explores the latter.

The centerpiece of this episode is a brand new release from Glenn Sogge called The Euler Variations. It’s a purely fascinating device with beautiful results. Tune in to hear the music and the story behind it, along with surrounding tracks that also beautifully support the premise.

These Times

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We live in “interesting times”, according to that Chinese curse. It’s probably true that there are few times in human history that are *not* interesting in history books, because conflict seems to be how humans operate.

But these seem to be especially dark times as we collectively deal with weather disasters, financial disasters, political disasters, and the exquisitely ugly troll nests that are social media platforms.

Now that autumn is approaching in the northern hemisphere, somehow these dark times feel even darker. Today’s program explores the darkness of these times, and the particular darkness that some souls feel during the shadowed months.

But the darkness is not total. While yet we live, there is hope.

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