As Above, So Below

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We take a musical journey through the alien scapes of outer space, innerspace, and underwater, with tracks by Robert Logan, Philip Wilkerson, Robert Rich, Stephen Briggs and Disturbed Earth, Joe McMahon, Bridge to Imla, Bing Satellites, and a new track by anantakara.

We also pay tribute to Wolfgang Gsell, who changed his cosmic address this week.

The scapes of outer space are mysterious, often beautiful, often terrifying. So, too, is the deep underwater of our home planet. Today we explore both. The late Wolfgang Gsell, whose music fits right in with this theme, has been one of the finest creators of ambient / space music, a talented photographer, radio host, and a genuinely nice person. He will be greatly missed, and the music he leaves the world makes him immortal.

Enjoy your new cosmic address, Wolfgang, and thanks for the music.

WinterSong

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On this week’s edition of At Water’s Edge, the winter challenge “WinterSong”. We received a few lovely tracks for it, and the rest of the program includes previously released tracks sent for the show, as well as a sampling of winter-themed music from the RadioSpiral library.

Fire

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On this edition of At Water’s Edge, the topic is FIRE. You might be thinking, “too soon!”, but there’s method to our madness. In addition to hearing some awesome tracks from the RadioSpiral library, we’re going to talk about ways you can help relief efforts around the fires in Southern California fires, still burning out of control.

* Lifehacker lists several ways you can help around the California fires: https://twocents.lifehacker.com/how-to-help-victims-of-california-wildfires-1821084775
* Ventura County Community Fund is dispersing funds locally for either immediate or long term assistance: https://vccf.org/donate/make-a-donation/#give-now

About Puerto Rico:
* Charity Navigator has compiled a list of reliable organizations, both local and national to assist in Puerto Rico: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=5356

Zodiac

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We are pleased to bring you the next At Water’s Edge challenge: Zodiac. We are treated to a whole suite of new tracks from Glenn Sogge (do we smell an album?) created specifically for the challenge, as well as individual tracks by George L Smyth, Palancar, David Gerard, and playman54. It will be a … dare we say it? … STELLAR day!

The challenge for this episode was to compose a track that exemplifies your favorite sign of the Zodiac; it didn’t need to be your own sign — and in fact in most cases turned out not to be.

The results were full of surprises! Two tracks from different artists went so well together that you’ll hear them back to back, and Glenn Sogge basically wrote a whole album.

7/4

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Another of the At Water’s Edge challenges, this episode centers around a couple of rather magical numbers, sometimes even together!

The challenge was: Write a track that includes the use of 7/4 time as its foundation. Time signatures can change through the course of the track, but 7/4 time should occupy a significant portion of the track.

Composers who responded came up with as widely varied interpretations as you can imagine, and they’re all excellent.

Then, to fill out the show, the second and third hours are devoted to “Seven” and “Four”, respectively.

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.

Water Transformations

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It’s time for another At Water’s Edge challenge! This week’s challenge was to find water […]

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