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


37 Pieces

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vast and deep electronica, conjuring oceanic spaces

  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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intimate songs of love, loss & longing from around the world

  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the happy combination of ambient electronics and wind instruments

  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the mesmerizing sound of the melodic drum called the Hang

  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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vibrant techno-ambient electronics for spring

  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the organic sound in ambient electronica

  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the intimate world of the contemplative acoustic guitar

  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Russian Orthodox sacred choral music for Easter

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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an equi-nocturnal journey on electronic waves

  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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a St. Patrick's Day celebration of Celtic music

  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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a humanized journey in the minimalist soundscape

  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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a neo-Tibetan journey to the "roof of the world"

  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the delicate world of the contemplative piano

  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the chilled, floating world of the ambient/electronic guitar

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the psychoactive tones of gongs, bells and bowls

  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the angelic purity of folk songs and medieval hymns from Scandinavia and northern Europe.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00