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


75 Pieces

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another wintry journey on electronic waves

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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the arctic soundscapes of contemplative minimalism

  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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a wintry journey to the electronic north

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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the wintry, psychoactive tones of bells, bowls and gongs

  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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the unlimited vistas of ambient-electronic space

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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contemplative music for the king of instruments

  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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a superchilled electronic journey in the Arctic north

  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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the conclusion of our retrospective history of the electronic space guitar

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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a sacred choral journey for the winter holiday season

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

  • 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