Hearts of Space

Series produced by Hearts of Space

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slow music for fast times

An uninterrupted hour of Ambient, Space, and Contemplative music from around the world and across the centuries.

Hearts of Space is one of the longest-running and most popular music series on public radio. Produced and hosted by STEPHEN HILL with Associate Producer STEVE DAVIS, it launched nationally in January 1983 after ten years as a Bay Area late night program on KPFA-FM in Berkeley. The show has run on well over 400 stations in 34 years of national distribution and is still building extraordinarily loyal, long-term audiences, who commonly use addiction metaphors to describe their love for the music.

The show anticipated the rise of electronic music, new age, and Minimalism as popular genres in the 1980s, but always went beyond them in scope and quality by bringing together contemplative, space-creating music and soundscapes from some 30 new and traditional genres:

| African/Sub-Saharan | Ambient/Downtempo | Artist Special | Celtic | Central Asian | Chinese | Cinematic/Soundtrack | Classic HOS Mix | Contemporary Instrumental | East Indian | Electronic Space | Ethno/Ambient | Guitar | Holiday | Japanese | Latin American | Mediterranean | Middle Eastern/North African | Miscellaneous/Eclectic | Native American | New Vocal | Orchestral/Chamber | Piano | Sacred/Choral | Scandinavian/Arctic | Southeast Asian/Indonesian | Space Jazz | Spanish/Moorish | Tibetan | World Fusion | Hide full description

An uninterrupted hour of Ambient, Space, and Contemplative music from around the world and across the centuries.Hearts of Space is one of the longest-running and most popular music series on public radio. Produced and hosted by STEPHEN HILL with Associate Producer STEVE DAVIS, it launched nationally in January 1983 after ten years as a Bay Area late night program on KPFA-FM in Berkeley. The show has run on well over 400 stations in 34 years of national distribution and is still building extraordinarily loyal, long-term audiences, who commonly use addiction metaphors to describe their love for the music.The show anticipated the rise of electronic music, new age, and Minimalism as popular genres in the 1980s, but always went beyond them in scope and quality by bringing together... Show full description


66 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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flowing into the season of light and generosity

  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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neo-contemplative winter music from northern Europe

  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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a journey into dark forests and electronic valleys

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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an Indian Summer journey for Native American cedar flute

  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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contemplative sounds of ancient times... a "world music" program

  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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a gloomy, stormy dark ambient journey for Halloween

  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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descending on electronic waves into the dark season

  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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an encounter between traditional Persian songs, Norwegian church music and jazz

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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contemplative music for strings, esp. the cello

  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Sep 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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another anti-gravity journey on electronic waves

  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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fractal rhythms & minimal grooves meet ambient atmospheres

  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the pioneering work of IRV TEIBEL and his groundbreaking series of "Environments" recordings

  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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chilled ambient electronics for a globally warm summer

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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a sun-dried, high plateau, ambient/electronic journey

  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the fiery rhythms and dark harmonies of Flamenco and Spanish fusion

  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 59:00