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


84 Pieces

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ambient, electronic and chamber music for video games

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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electro-acoustic Ambient for the season of fading light

  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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contemplative night music for spatially expanded piano

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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a deep journey in floating electronic sound

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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devotional chants and contemplative instrumentals of India

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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the hallucinogenic sound of psychedelic electronica

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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a trip to the hard edge of the western soundscape

  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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the evolving language of cross-cultural music

  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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exploring the endless tone-worlds of electronic space

  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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hypnotic rhythms and quarter-tone melodies of the Middle East

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00

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