Screenshot at 3:01 from the video
Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundaries (Live @ Red Rocks Amphitheater, 1986 - HQ)
published 2009-11-30 on YouTube channel NFO - No Fade Out
In the spring of 2014 I was introduced to this video of Michael Hedges : Aerial Boundaries in a quickly passing online conversation of which I will be forever grateful. I had not heard of Michael Hedges before this tip, and was flustered to next learn about his early death in an accident already 17 years ago by then.
The video is not published on an official Michael Hedges channel, so I am posting here just a screenshot of the performance, and the link to the video. 2018-12-17 this copy of the video has 53 985 views, 494 Likes, 8 Yikes. The number of the Likes and the views has increased rapidly during the last week after I again payed my attention to it after a year or two since my last focus on it, and linked it on my playlists again, so apparently I am the same magnet as always, but still I guess this song must be one of the best kept secret treasures on YouTube. To me it is the key that opened the door to Michael Hedges' work. And cleaned my ears.
2019-05-23 64502 Views 605 Likes 8 Yikes
2019-04-23 62338 Views 577 Likes 8 Yikes [yep, 4 new Likers run it for 700 times. I relate.)
2019-04-15 61660 Views 573 Likes 8 Yikes
2019-12-17 53985 Views 494 Likes 8 Yikes [this post]
2018-11-25 52621 Views 475 Likes 8 Yikes [took the screenshot for this post]
2015-01-31 [my first A I R B O R N E post about Michael Hedges]
2014-04-xx [April-May ❤ my first touch with this video - thank you Ed]
2009-11-30 [video was published on YouTube channel]
In the description box of the video the YouTube channel No Fade Out explains :
"Michael Hedges performs his historical piece "Aerial Boundaries" from the 1984 album "Aerial Boundaries". This performance took place at the "Red Rocks Amphitheater" near Denver, CO as part of the shooting for the 1986 Windham Hill label Laserdisc and VHS release "Windham Hill In Concert", featuring Michael Hedges, Will Ackerman, Michael Hedges, Scott Cossu, Shadowfax. Info at"
The soundscape of this video's version of Michael Hedges : Aerial Boundaries might be one the most beautiful if not the most beautiful one of all the videos that I have ever looped in YouTube with the help of the great function "play on repeat", and listened to for hours and hours in a row.
"Heaven is all around,
Translated to sound."
source : Michael Hedges webpage http://www.nomadland.com/
From this video I only wish to remove the disturbing audience - which apparently originally was done :
"The actual performance was recorded on a sound stage without an audience, they did not use the Red Rocks performance, you can see he's dressed completely differently in the Red Rocks shots. It's mixed to give the appearance of a live performance. Several of the songs off of Live On The Double Planet were recorded on the same soundstage without an audience, although the performances were indeed "live." "
Mr Marcus from DocMogoc in video's comments 3 years ago
The first sound of the ablodes does not fit in the soundspace. It is a crack, and the reason why I will not recommend this video to be played with earphones. But somehow, looped with the end of the tape, when replaying the video it makes a contrast with the just experienced wide open non-existing aerial boundaries, and the listener is reminded of the different levels of being.
While establishing my first newborn website 2015-01-15 I was listening continuously to this song, and finding out more about Michael Hedges' work, and a week later 2015-01-21 I launched my new, the first ever, blog called [ A I R B O R N E ] with my first tiny and modest topics like "What is Art", and "What is Universe". Ten days after launching the blog, in my tenth blog post ever, I quoted Michael Hedges as I was trying to express something of my concept about Art : A I R B O R N E 2015-01-31 [ What is Art - Pt. 1 ]
" I am not trying to play the guitar.
I am trying to play music.
There is the difference right there. "
source : Michael Hedges, guitarist (1953-1997) tells about his playing in an excerpt called "Michael Hedges Profile" from a video " Michael Hedges - Artist Profile " on the YouTube channel of Steve Wallace https://youtu.be/ohp0wIa7roo (transcription from the video by Tiina Hölli).
I have since listened through all of Michael Hedges' other works I found, and all the other versions that I have come across of Michael Hedges playing his obviously key song Aerial Boundaries, and many of the covers too, but none of all these numerous performances have this same effect of ear cleaning and a strong impact of purity on me than this only one video.
It is the soundspace of this recording.
Later I have played this video on repeat through some personal, extremely strong emotional experiences, and the sound has enforced the overall experience immensely.
But there is one particular and quite rare peculiar treat to it.
Memories don't seem to be able to hook up to it.
The song is untouchable.
Playing this video over and over again, the soundspace of the performance stays as clear and pure as it was from the beginning.
| Michael Hedges : Aerial Boundaries |
written & published in - i like - Collection - by © 2018 Tiina Hölli 2018-12-17 11:11
Michael Hedges webpage Nomad Land
Tiina Hölli in Ankara CER Modern 19.12.2014
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