At Water’s Edge began as a bit of a lark, when host Rebekkah Hilgraves, a longtime radio announcer (from back WAAAAAY before internet radio was available) asked Joe McMahon, the curator of StillStream’s music library, what it would take to become a host on StillStream. The answer was “Just express interest.” “Consider it expressed.”
An hour later, a show was born.
Accustomed to four-hour shifts in conventional radio, Rebekkah volunteered to do a four-hour show on Saturdays. Not content merely to spin tracks, the show quickly evolved into a blend of spoken word, music, interviews and live segments.
The program has since moved to another station, RadioSpiral, evolved into Edges of Dreaming, and is now three hours. You can hear it on the station, or on the iTunes podcast, via TuneIn, or directly on this site.
The basic premise of the show is that music is everywhere, in everything: in the hum of a city, in the pulse of construction machinery or a heartbeat, in footsteps, in laughter, in breath, in the shuffling of an impatient audience… and, like John Cage’s “Four minutes and thirty-three seconds”, all you have to do is sit and listen.