[RECORDED LIVE] Using his recent release, “Emblem” (pemungkah.bandcamp.com/album/emblem), as the basis, ambient composer and artist Joe McMahon provides electronic atmospheres to a live reading of the poetry cycle “Rachel Rising”, along with other vocal improvisations provided by host Rebekkah Hilgraves.
The poetry cycle (found in its entirety at www.rachelrising.com) came in the creative aftermath of a violent and bizarre domestic situation, but is much more than one person’s simple catharsis. It stands as allegory for anyone who has been through a “dark night of the soul”, whatever one’s faith might be — or not. It is a struggle of dark and light, of violence and peace, of restraint and freedom. In other words, the human experience. There is an infinite number of ways that such a journey can be expressed.
Rebekkah Hilgraves: poet, narrator
Joe McMahon (pemungkah.bandcamp.com/): laptop, iPad, iPhone, Scape and other iOS apps, processors.
Full story and poetry cycle available at www.rachelrising.com