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(Formerly At Water's Edge) Weekly ambient and electronic music program on RadioSpiral and Second Life. Hosted by Rebekkah Hilgraves, Saturdays from 12-3pm Pacific Time/US.

(Formerly At Water's Edge) Weekly ambient and electronic music program on RadioSpiral and Second Life. Hosted by Rebekkah Hilgraves, Saturdays from 12-3pm Pacific Time/US.


Asheville, NC


(Formerly At Water's Edge) Weekly ambient and electronic music program on RadioSpiral and Second Life. Hosted by Rebekkah Hilgraves, Saturdays from 12-3pm Pacific Time/US.







Edges of Dreaming is back with a challenge episode! Several weeks ago, we posted a picture on Facebook that evoked a number of WTF questions, so we decided to make a challenge out of it, and today we present the results: Robert Scott Thompson, George L Smyth, and Carbonates On Mars all weigh in with their musical interpretations of the image. The rest of the program explores mystery and obscurity by way of the RadioSpiral library, with works by Bing Satellites, Giles Reaves, Lucette Bourdin,...


2020 Vision, Part 3: Unity

When the idea for the 2020 Vision three-part challenge first surfaced, the world had no idea what was in store for us. We can’t really ever know our future, and that is never more obvious than now, when faced with an epic global pandemic that is keeping us isolated from each other and worried for our lives and the lives of those around us. But in that time, we have witnessed acts of courage and kindness, like the fitness instructor who gives classes on the lawn outside his apartment complex...



After last week’s beautiful response to a call for tracks, we decided to extend the “Love” challenge. So many people either sent or suggested tracks for the topic that we had enough for two programs; we also received a few new tracks written specifically for the challenge! So today, we continue the love-fest. It started with a vision: 2020 Vision, that is! Peace, love, and unity were the themes, and we need these things now more than ever, as the world turns upside down in the face of the...



Edges of Dreaming is back on the air today after a few weeks off. We have gotten ourselves back across the country to our mountain home, and are settling in for a retreat from the world. The news is dire all over, and we’re being told to do things that seem to run counter to our nature — “social distancing” is a sterile way of saying “disconnect”, “don’t touch each other”. Humans are by and large social creatures, so this is alien to many of us. Today’s episode had originally begun as a...



Put on your winter coats! This episode of Edges of Dreaming explores the cold in its various forms — cold air, cold moon, ice, and snow. It’s a beautiful program full of chilly music from some great artists, including Jack Hertz & Wolfgang Gsell, eyes cast down, Scott Lawlor, Lucette Bourdin, Pamplemousse, Tim Kays, and Shane Morris. Stoke up the hearth fire, wrap up in blankets, cook up some cocoa and join us.



It’s in just about every dance movie, and it’s an easy earworm if you let it: the song “Sway” has become almost a trope. And thus it happened that your host woke up with that worm in her ear, and decided to do a rhythm show — it’s been too long! — the first of two this month. This edition of Edges of Dreaming encourages you to bounce in your seat, or maybe even get up and move a bit. Slow dances, fast dances, and lots in between.



This edition of Edges of Dreaming is the first of our three-part challenge for 2020: Peace, and the first challenge of the year. We received some beautiful responses (and there is a live bit by yours truly) from playman54, George L Smyth, and Equinox Deschanel. The rest of the program is devoted to Peace as well, by way of RadioSpiral library tracks. We’ll hear music by The Lovely Moon, Phillip Wilkerson, embral, Syndromeda, onewayness, Robert Carty, and Daniel Robert Lahey.



"The only thing constant is change." Everything changes. The whole world is in constant motion, from the revolution around the sun, the rotation of the planet, all the way down to the constant movement of the subatomic particles that make it — and us — up. Change is neither bad nor good; it simply is. Our response to change, however, demonstrates who we are as individuals and as a species. This edition of The Edges of Dreaming is about a demonstration of constant change: flowing water. We’ll...



Sleep. Hibernation. Rest. Reflection. These are some of the ideas that often come with winter time. We draw inward, sleep more, reflect on the past year and look forward to the blank-slate possibilities of the future. But sleep doesn’t always come easily, when the world is such an uneasy place. So today’s program is about that most fundamental of needs, sleep. We’ll hear great, long-form tracks from The Color of Sleep, Altus (Canada), Brother Saturn, Ombient, Glenn R Sogge with Boson Spin,...


2020 Vision

Today is the first Edges of Dreaming of 2020, so of course we're sharing our "2020 Vision" with you! This will be a program full of optimism and intentions for positive changes in the new year and beyond. We cast our vision forth -- Peace, Love, and Unity -- and work to make it manifest in the universe. Join us! PS: It's a beautiful collection of tracks.


Edges of Solstice

This edition of Edges of Dreaming celebrates the Winter Solstice. It is the darkest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Some of us look inward (those that are not caught up in the holiday shopping frenzy), sip soup and warm drinks, delight in home arts and each other’s company, and other such winter activities. For some, it is a dark night of the soul as well, being afflicted by the missing sun, affected by loneliness, reminded of friends and family who have crossed the rainbow...



In last week’s episode of The Edges of Dreaming, we played new releases by existing artists. Mistakenly programming a couple of older tracks by an artist new to the station gave me the idea to present all new artists this week. These folks have been doing their thing for a while, but have become part of the RadioSpiral family in the past few months. So we’re pleased to present tracks by Off Land, Spaghetti Eastern Music, Ocean In a Bottle, Sheleah Nahshon, Kelly Woodrow, Sonic Bodhi,...


New Releases

This edition of The Edges of Dreaming focuses exclusively on new releases. We’ll be hearing brand new, hot-off-the-press tracks from Forrest Fang, Michael Meara, Off Land, Bing Satellites, Piers Adams and Larry Lush, Another Neglected Hobby, and Robert Scott Thompson — who just published a gorgeous series of four related albums.



As the weather cools and turns to winter, the skies above the Pacific have been utterly stunning. The wind, the rain, and massive thunderheads (yes, even in Southern California) make for breathtaking beauty. This edition is all about the skies.



Last week’s episode featured stories read by yours truly and set to music by several artists. The last story, which was expected to be done live, had some technical failures, so we are doing it again. This time, the music for it is provided by Thomas Jackson Park and Mike Metlay, and it went a little more smoothly. Other tracks for today include two more, shorter tracks from Liebesträume, a collaboration with Juta Takahashi; another collaboration with Scott Lawlor from the “Nevermore”...



It’s been a while since we’ve had a storytelling episode! Now that winter is closing in around us, the nights are longer and colder, the days are shorter, it’s time to settle in for some lovely (sometimes creepy) stories. Today we’ll be doing a retrospective of some of the stories your host has done with musicians around the world. We’ll hear stories with Scott Lawlor, Cousin Silas, Juta Takahashi, and Gianni Intili. In the broadcast, I started telling one of my own stories, but hit enough...



Many sensible countries have avoided using Daylight Saving Time. Of those who have observed it, […]


The Tree of Life

Today’s edition of Edges of Dreaming contemplates the Tree of Life in all its meaning: leaves, lives, leaving, falling, fall, autumn, and the circle of life. The death of every living being is in the natural order of things; it follows life as surely as summer follows spring. Let us consider the symbol of the Tree of Life. The trunk and branches of the tree represent all the living world, and each leaf a life – appearing one spring, flourishing for a season, and then falling to nourish the...


Even More Music About Buildings and Food

Edges of Dreaming is back this week at last, with the long-promised challenge episode… for […]

Head Over Hee(a)ls

Edges of Dreaming is finally back this week with an episode about healing. Life has […]