From the Archives: Still My Guitar

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This program was originally broadcast on 9 November 2013.

As a continuation of the “git” theme we started some weeks ago, this edition of At Water’s Edge is dedicated to music built around the guitar and its big brother, the bass guitar.

This week we hear from Crows Labyrinth, Jack Hertz and Cousin Silas, Stephen Briggs, Har, Disturbed Earth, Jeff Duke, Dennis Moser, aka “usr/sbin, aka “AldoManutio Abruzzo” … Kuutana, and our featured artist this month, the recently departed and immensely talented Kevin Haller. Peace, brother. Your light will be missed here.

Blurred Lines

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We often think of classical music as being stodgy, elitist, or irrelevant. But in fact classical music is all around us, and informs much of our cultural context. Many musicians with classical background breathe new life into this art form by blurring the lines, either by using instruments in innovative ways, or pushing the boundaries of what we consider to be common practice.

This is certainly true in the ambient music genre as well — artists blur classical sensibilities and make new sounds and atmospheres, while still somehow remaining grounded in the tradition that they bring forward.

Today’s program lives in those blurred lines, with recent works from Joe McMahon, Daniel Robert Lahey, and Takashi Suzuki. And what classically based program would be complete without a track from Doc and Lena Selyanina?

From the archives: More riddims!

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From the At Water’s Edge archives, originally broadcast in July 2013, one of our favorite […]

Earth and Sky

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On this edition of At Water’s Edge, we bring you a track by this month’s […]

Night Lights

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Two albums and two photographers on this week’s edition of At Water’s Edge. We’ll hear […]

New

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Ring in the new year with new music, and a mashup of photos and images we’ve […]

In the Bleak Midwinter

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Music moves us; it affects us in ways we can only barely begin to understand; it has saved lives — and in the darkest of the winter months, music is sometimes the only refuge from despair.

So today, take refuge in beauty.

Winter Solstice

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There is so much about winter that appeals to us, and yet scares us — […]

The Peaceful Quiet Dark

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Continuing our theme of peace and quiet, today’s program features a brand new release by […]

The Calm Before the Storm

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Changes are afoot. The world is shaking out of control under political, economic, and climate […]

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