Category: The Edges of Dreaming

(Hosted by Rebekkah Hilgraves) – Join us as we peek into unexplored corners of ambient electronica to uncover beauty in unexpected places Saturdays from 12-3pm Pacific/SLT on RadioSpiral.net

Spectacular sunset over Bayboro, North Carolina, November 2018.

Sky

On this edition of At Water’s Edge, we look to the skies. Inspired by a track sent to us by The Ambient Visitor that carries us over from last week’s Glass challenge, we travel “Through Clear Skies” into tangerine skies, open skies, dark skies, winter skies and more. … Get the full episode…Sky

"crushed glass" found on the asphalt of an uncrowded road after glass bottles were crushed (and partly reduced to powder) by the repeated passage of vehicles.

Glass

With only a single entry for this week’s “Harmonium” challenge, we draw heavily on the RadioSpiral library this week for a program inspired by glass in many states.

For the “Harmonium” challenge, artists were to take glass sounds (struck, rung, sung, blown, etc.) and make music of the sounds. We only received one brief entry (thank you, Cloudwalk!), but the topic inspired a fascinating show anyway.

We’ll listen to artists’ interpretations of glass in various states — shattered, smooth, stained, still, and much more. We’ll hear the challenge track from Cloudwalk, and then turn to the RadioSpiral archives for works from ʞu¡0ɹʞS, John Koch-Northrup, Bing Satellites, Luna Firma, Max Corbacho, Robert Rich, Tone Ghost Ether, Tony Gerber, Numina, Emerald Adrift, EugeneKha, Michael Brückner, Thom Brennan, Pallid Mask, Jack Hertz, and Altus. … Get the full episode…Glass

Lost Found

On this edition of At Water’s Edge, we are lost, we wander, and we are found.

The RadioSpiral library is full of wonderful musical journeys from all kinds of artists creating all kinds of sounds. Today we wander through its towers and stacks, and get a little lost along the way, stopping to say hello to Silvercord, EugeneKha, Sequential Dreams, ontol, Altus, Cousin Silas, Brother Saturn, Erik Wøllo and Byron Metcalf, Darren Harper, Incandescent Void, Bing Satellites, and Gregory Bond. … Get the full episode…Lost Found

Snow

In the North Carolina Highlands, also known as Asheville, forecasters are predicting snow this weekend. It stands to reason that “Snow” should be today’s topic on At Water’s Edge.

We’ll hear all kinds of snow music from all kinds of artists in the RadioSpiral library, including a collaboration yours truly did with Scott Lawlor some years ago called “Recollecting the Snow”.

Grab a blanket, stoke up the fire, heat up the cocoa, and join us for “Snow” from At Water’s Edge. … Get the full episode…Snow

Image of sunset over the Neuse River, Christmas Night 2018

Night of the Soul

This week’s edition of At Water’s Edge is another challenge episode. The requirement for the challenge was to create a winter track that did not rely on the usual audio tropes such as sleigh bells and so on.

The episode now takes on extra significance for personal reasons, and we are grateful for the outpouring of love and support.

We’ll hear new works for the challenge from Museleon, Carbonates On Mars, David Gerard, Jack Hertz, Flavigula, Mr. Spiral, Glenn Sogge, and Coaxeman; then we round out the show with library tracks from Numina, Tim Kays, and Lucette Bourdin. … Get the full episode…Night of the Soul

The Long Dark

Next week, the 29th of December, is the winter challenge episode (so send in your tracks!). We decided to make this week and next week a two-part series, with next week devoted to the challenge, and this week devoted to the solstice. So they are

“The Long Dark” 
“Night of the Soul”

This week’s episode features library tracks from a variety of artists, including Altus (Canada), Lucette Bourdin, Aovi Ontol, Brother Saturn, Christopher Short, Emerald Adrift, Jack Hertz and Wolfgang Gsell, and Cousin Silas and Wolfgang Gsell. … Get the full episode…The Long Dark

West

This weekend, At Water’s Edge is back at the western edge of the U.S., and the program today reflects that,

Sunset, Sunrise

This week on At Water’s Edge, another challenge episode! Similar to the M2m (Major to minor) challenge, the artists were to start with something dark, and then shift it to light by the end, or vice-versa…

Five artists stepped up to the challenge this time: playman54, Glenn Sogge, George L Smyth, Tony Gerber, and Palancar.

For the second half of the program, we will dwell in sunrises and sunsets from the RadioSpiral library, with music by Tone Ghost Ether, Max Corbacho, Matthieu Bélanger – Claude Lassonde – Christopher Short, Robert Otto, M.Nomized, Audio Gourmet, Altus, and Conni St. Pierre. … Get the full episode…Sunset, Sunrise

Dare

The second of a two part series, this week we focus on various kinds of courage: daring to dream, daring to look into the future, daring to leap, daring to love.

Last week we heard music about Truth and perception, and observed that telling the truth can sometimes make one vulnerable. So truth is, in fact, a kind of dare.

We’ll hear music by mindSpiral, Different Skies ensembles from a couple of different years, Ben Cox, Emerald Adrift, Altus, Sequential Dreams, John DuVal, Glenn Sogge, SiJ and Paul Minesweeper, Syndromeda, usr/sbin, and Ricky Kej with the Soweto Gospel Choir and a ton of other great musicians from the album Shanti Samsara. … Get the full episode…Dare

"Ecce homo" by Antonio Ciseri: Pontius Pilate presenting a scourged Jesus to the people

Truth

Truth is stranger than fiction.

Life imitates art.

What is truth?

The world around us is increasingly bizarre, where the truth as it’s presented must be questioned every minute of every day. But the truth (see what I did there?) is that humans have been fiddling with truth as long as we’ve been around. We bend it to suit our needs, whether to ourselves or to the people around us, and even the most honest among us has done it. Telling the truth about ourselves makes us vulnerable, and others take advantage, so we learn to hide it. We obscure our reality in hopes of turning our path to a positive outcome.

On today’s edition of At Water’s Edge, we explore truth and untruth and the bending that happens in between. It’s an interesting, varied ride. We’ll hear from Audio Gourmet, Night Note, Kuutana, Bing Satellites, Empty Vessel, grüm~pé, Ozone Player, Kit Watkins, Lucette Bourdin, Daniel Robert Lahey, Max Corbacho, and December Nightskies.

“Truth” is part of a two-part series; next week is “Dare”. Do you? … Get the full episode…Truth

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