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


83 Pieces

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  • 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
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the classic sound of electronic spacemusic

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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ambient chamber & choral music for late winter

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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midwinter acoustic instrumentals to warm the heart and nourish the soul

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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