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 […]

Journey

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The journey is often much more interesting than the destination.

This edition of At Water’s Edge is a continuation of last week’s theme, Transit. This time we journey west with a brand new track from Tim Kays, as well as a journey through our own archives.

Transit

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There are many sorts of transitions — a commute, a long journey from one place to another, an inner journey, a job change, and so on. We concentrate on traveling, and as we have noticed in similar past programs, trains provide great material.

Late Summer Gold

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As the summer wanes and autumn approaches, the colors of the sky and the landscape around us change, becoming warm and golden. The harvest will be coming in soon, but for now we enjoy the last lazy days of summer.

Of course it can be easily attributed via scientific explanations to the number of particulates in the air, the angle of the sun and how it’s refracted through the atmosphere, and so on.

Beyond the science, there is something truly magical about the color of the late summer and early autumn sky. We’ll hear from several musicians who paint it with sound.

Major to minor

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This edition of At Water’s Edge brings us the second of our new monthly challenges. The challenge for today was to create a long form track (minimum 15 minutes) that started out in a major key and shifted to minor. The interpretations were eclectic, beautiful, and very clever.

Sweet Sorrow

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Perhaps the world has always been ruled by madness where humans are concerned. There have been times of relative peace, but there is always conflict somewhere in the world. In the US, the madness seems to be spinning out of control as madmen infiltrate all levels of government and law enforcement.

The events of the past week dominate the news. Protests, counter-protests, terrorist actions and calls for the death of any who oppose this madness — and actual loss of life — are bitter and disheartening to those who fought to bring inclusion and awareness to this culture.

We face a new civil war, and the threat of a new world war hangs over our head as the current occupant of the White House continues his childish antics on the world stage.

Today’s program, called “Sweet Sorrow”, was originally about partings, but it felt important to expand that to include statements from artists about what’s happening in the world. So while goodbyes are certainly still a key component of the program, they’re placed in the context of both resistance…

High Summer Holds the Earth

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As summer turns golden, flowers bloom and fade and perhaps become fruit. High summer holds the earth…

This edition of At Water’s Edge is all about summer. Never summer, summer in Antarctica, summer evenings, and more. It’s a quiet, lazy, beautiful show… just as summers should be.

Step Into the Light

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On this edition of At Water’s Edge, we journey from darkness to light over the course of the show. We’ll hear music from Dan Pound, Cousin Silas, Robert Rich and more.

This program is inspired by the struggles and triumphs of the human spirit, and is dedicated to those who face the fire and the darkness every day of their lives.

One of the greatest challenges humans must overcome is facing down the darkness. Most of us fear it at our deepest core. For some, darkness means comfort; but for many, darkness is death.
Today we make the slow journey from darkness to light across the hours, fading from deepest black to grey to white. And just as night becomes day, just as winter becomes summer…

…fear becomes peace.

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