Our House

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Another challenge episode, the call was to find a collaborator or two and create a track together, whether it was artists that had worked together before, or who had always wanted to work together.

Laundry Day

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Hooray! It’s Laundry Day!

Weekends are good for taking care of those household tasks that need doing, including challenge tracks for At Water’s Edge.

The challenge…
Create a track whose base elements consist solely of sounds you would hear in a laundry room. You can alter the sounds however you like, but you may only use these sounds, and no additional instruments or synths…

The results…
Five artists came forward with tracks, and three of those artists supplied two tracks each! Laundry sounds apparently lend themselves to long form, and the results are as varied as the artists themselves.

Stand

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This week’s edition of At Water’s Edge is inspired by some real-life healing currently happening. We explore strength in many forms: through breath, through stones, through simply standing still.

There is strength in merely standing…

Strength takes many forms. It can be pure brute force, it can be persistence, courage in the face of overwhelming odds, endurance through crushing pain, the courage of love, and much more.

Today’s theme takes its inspiration from the kind of strength needed to heal after trauma of any kind. As a witness to some real-life healing happening before my eyes, this program is dedicated to my mother, and to all those who are healing.

Sail

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This edition of At Water’s Edge is inspired by images of sailing.

At Water’s Edge has its home on the water, and through many moves and relocations, it keeps returning to the water, which has turned out to be a source of comfort. Being on land’s end has a bit of magic to it. Perhaps because your host is a quadruple fire sign, the water is a place of balance, and peace.

Recently I’ve spent a lot of time on the opposite coast of the U.S. for personal reasons, and found similar inspiration in the coastal waterways of North Carolina as well.

So today we sail, on terrestrial and cosmic oceans.

Things that go strange in the night

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The “Things Strange” challenge tracks are on the air this week, and we’re delighted to tell you that we have well over an hour just of challenge music alone, and then lots more strange and wonderful music from the RadioSpiral library.

Meditations

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From Disquiet Junto #323, “Music for Meditation”, this is a sampling of the entries. Curated by RadioSpiral admin Joe McMahon (whose entry for the challenge we aired last week), this selection represents our top choices from the over-six-hour playlist.

The Center Must Hold

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Today’s edition of At Water’s Edge is inspired by a recent Disquiet Junto challenge, “Music for Meditation”. Two tracks from there (one from our SpudMeister, Joe McMahon), created the frame around which today’s program is built.

“Things fall apart…”

I don’t know about you, but this past week was stressful on many levels. Our stress levels are rising, and our channels for finding serenity are fewer and farther between.

As a culture, we’re surrounded by noise, conflict, cruelty, destruction, and fear. And while we must work to mitigate these things, we must also find our own calm center…

Daylight

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This edition of At Water’s Edge is, perhaps predictably, about the return of spring. And Southern California is celebrating RAIN!!

The sun returns and brings new life…
Winter is hard. The darkness seems to overtake anything and everything, and we close in on ourselves.

It’s been a particularly difficult winter, with outrageous weather, too many tragedies, and the general angst of a frightened people. But spring is coming.

We the Resilient…

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At Water’s Edge is finally back on the air, with another challenge episode — and it is challenging indeed. We asked for “Protest” tracks, with no other restrictions. The few entries we got are great.

The Arts are always where change happens…
There is so much good in the world… and so much darkness. These days it seems like the darkness is winning. So what can we as artists do? What we always do — make statements with our art.

Today’s episode of At Water’s Edge will be challenging, and not just because these were challenge tracks — the role of art is to shine a light on ourselves. And today’s music is no exception.

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The women of the music world are gaining well deserved recognition. But music is music, no matter whose mind creates it. It has been sadly true that women often get the short end of the stick in being acknowledged. Today we change that for a moment.

We’ll hear a wide sampling of new and archive music from women artists, from sweet and contemplative to driving and powerful, noise/glitch, math and more.

We feature Else Lebec, Dawn Tuesday, poemme, Gypsy Witch, Altocumulus, Conni St. Pierre, Skoddie, Tantroniq, Meg Bowles, Antara Annemarie Borg, Candy L, VAERNA, Magnetic Wind with Tim Jones, and ʞu¡0ɹʞS.

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