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


65 Pieces

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warm, laidback ambient guitars for late summer

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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exploring the transition to autumn, with ambient atmospheres for classic acoustic instruments, esp. piano.

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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sublime piano and cello for the autumn transition

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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electro-acoustic Ambient for the season of falling leaves and fading light

  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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a gloomy electro-acoustic journey for Halloween

  • Added: Oct 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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the magical soundworld of ancient Mesoamerica

  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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contemplative, atmospheric jazz from the German ECM label

  • Added: Nov 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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the sacred and healing spaces of the Requiem Mass

  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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a chilled deep space journey on electronic waves

  • Added: Nov 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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acoustic music to warm the heart and nourish the spirit

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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a winter journey in the electronic starfields

  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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winter treasures from the sacred choral repertoire

  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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a journey from Downtempo rhythms to Ambient space

  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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a wintry electronic journey across the arctic north

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Jan 12, 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
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the psychoactive tones of gongs, bells and bowls

  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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the chilled, floating world of the ambient/electronic guitar

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00