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


49 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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a sun-dried, high plateau, ambient/electronic journey

  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the fiery rhythms and dark harmonies of Flamenco and Spanish fusion

  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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warm weather electronics for flying and floating

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the electronic descendants of Jamaican Dub

  • Added: Jul 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the gentle, airy sound of summertime electronic spacemusic

  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the hypnotic rhythms and modal scales of the Middle East

  • Added: Jul 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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an anti-gravity journey in ambient space

  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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electronic atmospheres meet trance percussion

  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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electronic meditations on space and motion

  • Added: Jun 22, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the creative world of raga and East Indian hybrids

  • Added: Jun 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the subtle, psychoactive world of trance music

  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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ambient atmospheres and techno-tronic rhythms

  • Added: Jun 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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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