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


71 Pieces

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celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission

  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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a collection of exotic ambient-electronic soundscapes

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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riding the rhythms of the heat to a place of stillness

  • Added: Jul 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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a tribal-ambient celebration of the Rose moon and the summer solstice

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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the gene-splicing of Indian raga and ambient electronics

  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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an airy, windy, floating journey for spring

  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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electronic ambient soundscapes for the fullness of spring

  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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subtle, exotic sounds from Vietnam and Cambodia

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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a journey to the creative edge of the ambient guitarverse

  • Added: May 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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a lyrical masterpiece by the 20th Century Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt

  • Added: Apr 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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flying and floating in electronic soundscapes

  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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a retrospective of contemplative music by English singer/songwriter Mark Hollis

  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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the synesthetic link between sound and touch

  • Added: Mar 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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a tuneful excursion in the Celtic soundscape

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00