All proceeds from the sale of this release will benefit the National Network to End Domestic Violence (nnedv.org).

[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.

credits

released March 8, 2013

Rebekkah Hilgraves: poet, narrator
Joe McMahon (pemungkah.bandcamp.com/): laptop, iPad, iPhone, Scape and other iOS apps, processors.

Broadcast live on 8 March 2013 on At Water’s Edge (awe.fm)
Recorded and produced for release at RadHaus (radhaus.us)

Full story and poetry cycle available at www.rachelrising.com

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