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These days we're so immersed in electronic music, media and devices, it's almost strange to recall that until roughly a hundred years ago, all musical instruments were acoustic. Yet despite the sonic limitations of acoustic instruments, musicians in traditional cultures around the world were able to create ambient and contemplative music. ​Even today, longtime Hearts of Space favorite STEPHAN MICUS and others remain committed to the earthy, vital sounds of acoustic instruments played in new ways and fresh combinations. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we take our theme and title from STEPHAN MICUS's 21st album for the German ECM label, NOMAD SONGS. ​A nomad lived a life of constant travel, and traveled with a purpose. Nomadic cultures have all but disappeared today, but for centuries they were a key part of the cultural landscape, extending their music and instruments wherever they traveled. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
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Well, spacefans, we started out doing a summer acoustic show, but it morphed into a western style slide guitar and pedal steel show, and then into a "western landscape" show. Think canyons... But wait, it wasn't done. It took a head fake toward the Native American flute, but on the way it shapeshifted into something more ethereal: call it "pedal steel atmospherica." Whatever...time for a title to tie it all together: I'm STEVIE RAY HILL and on this transmission of Hearts of Space, a sultry journey in western spaces called SUSTAINABLE WAVES. Actually, we borrowed that title from SUSTAINABLEWAVES.COM of Austin, Texas. They build them very cool, new, green, solar powered stages and location sound. These dudes don't just abide: they sustain. Music is by DANIEL LANOIS, BLUE STAR, JAPANCAKES, BUCKETHEAD, MARJORIE DE MUYNCK, and PATRICK O'HEARN. It's a western-style electron-guitar journey for summer: SUSTAINABLE WAVES...on this transmission...of Hearts of Space. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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One of the most successful innovations of the early days of popular electronic music was the "sequencer" — an easy way to make repeating electronic patterns. Beginning in the 1940s as a crude electro-mechanical device, it was refined in the 1960s by DON BUCHLA as part of his modular analog synthesizer. The sequencer was so musically useful that it was quickly adopted by ROBERT MOOG and soon became a standard feature of analog synthesizers. Moog's legendary instruments were snapped up in the 1970s by cutting edge European musicians. In Berlin the artist behind (the music you're hearing), a young drummer named KLAUS SCHULZE, was a founding member of several early electronic bands before going solo. The rest is electronic music history. The hypnotic rhythms that Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream and others created with their sequencers were so influential that the "Berlin School" style lives on today and enjoys periodic revivals. It's addictive, enjoyable music: for some, a descendant of Baroque counterpoint; for others, an infinite playground of music for virtual flight across electronic soundscapes; and for listeners, an appealing rhythmic music...without drums. On this transmission of Hearts of Space...flying and floating on electronic rhythms, on a program called SUMMERFLIGHT. Music is by KLAUS SCHULZE, ASCENDANT, DITHMAR, CHRONOTOPE PROJECT, NATURAL FREQUENCIES, PETE NAMLOOK & DR. ATMO, ISHQ, and ALPHA WAVE MOVEMENT. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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The unmistakable sounds of the sitar, made famous by the late RAVI SHANKAR, and played here by his daughter ANOUSHKA SHANKAR. The feminine touch makes this sensitive instrument even more delicate, as she explores the sinuous microtones of the slow alap movement of the classical raga. In the Hindu religion, Shakti is the personification of the divine feminine, the Cosmic Mother, the expression of the principle of creativity and fertility, and no less than the agent of all change. It's a concept that gives a larger perspective to the ongoing struggles for women's rights and equality around the world. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we celebrate the feminine principle in Indian music: slow, patient, and full feeling — on a program called SHAKTI. Music is by ANOUSHKA SHANKAR, RUSSILL PAUL, HANS CHRISTIAN, DEVA PREMAL, BEN LEINBACH, and MIRABAI CEIBA. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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It doesn't take much: a quiet drone, soft skin drums, and hand claps in this case — but it opens up an immersive perceptual world that's encoded in the word "trance." Trance music has a surprisingly long provenance, stretching back from the electronic beats of today to the mists of prehistory. Whether fuelled by psychoactive substances, ecstatic group experiences, or just applied boredom, the world of trance music has proven both durable and adaptable. There's acid trance, epic trance, euro-trance, tech and progressive trance, vocal trance, and dream trance — just to mention the electronic dance variations. From the traditional acoustic drumming of North Africa/ to the relentless pounding of 140 beats per minute on the electronic dance floor, repetition and the power of extended, slowly changing rhythms are the foundation. Add infinite feedback guitar and Ambient electronics, and you have a sonic vehicle for travel to exotic virtual spaces. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, an ethno-tronic journey on psycho-active trance rhythms, on a program called TRANCE PLANET. If the name sounds familiar, it was used in the 1990s for a series of World Music compilations on the late Triloka Records label. Music is by TIM GERWING, FRORE & SHANE MORRIS, MICHEL BANABILA, ROBERT RICH, JON HASSELL, MA JA LE & VIR UNIS, and STILLPOINT. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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In the brief, happy interlude between the tempests of spring and the hurricanes of late summer, we pass through an ideal moment in the cycle of the seasons. It comes in gentle word-pairs: Clear and Sunny; Warm and Breezy; Fair and Mild; Blue skies and White clouds. Even the pollen seems to abate for a bit, and we're granted a period of naturally-fuelled optimism in our storm-tossed world. It's a time for classic electronic music for flying and floating in translucent blue atmospheres. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, an hour of spacemusic for early summer, on a program called BLUE SKY BLUE. Music is by ERIK WOLLO, STEVE ROACH, RUDY ADRIAN, SENSITIVE CHAOS, DIATONIS, and JONN SERRIE. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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It only takes a few lightning notes to fall into the unmistakable world of the Spanish guitar and the passionate sound of flamenco. It's a music that's evolved over hundreds of years, with influences dating from the Moorish conquest of Spain in the 700s to today. It was a team effort: from North Africa came Arabic rhythms and the oud, and later the Spanish guitar; from the Sephardic Jews came folk songs and deep melodies; and from the Romani Gypsies came a powerful group performance practice, a world of dark harmonies and intense emotions called duende. It all came together in southern Spain in the late 18th century as flamenco. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, another journey in the atmospheric soundworld of Andalusia, on a program called SPANISH SOUL. Music is by ROMERO, JESSE COOK, ADAM HURST, ARMIK, OTTMAR LIEBERT, JOSÉ LUIS MONTÓN, JEFF DWARSHUIS, SHAWKIE ROTH, and BENEDETTI & SVOBODA. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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SUMMER opens up the doors and windows, allowing the sounds of nature in, and the humans out. Summer also opens up the palette of active sounds and rhythms; while warm nights create the perfect ambience for sultry, languid, ethereal waveforms. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, summer Ambient for flying, floating, and shameless chilling, on a program called SUMMERTRONICA 6. Music is by THIERRY DAVID, ASCENDANT, DIGITONAL, ANOTHER FINE DAY, LOSCIL, ISHQ, and SOLA TRANSLATIO. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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The 20th century American photographer ANSEL ADAMS was a tireless advocate for the cause of wilderness and the environment. His images became icons of the landscape of the American west, intensifying and purifying the experience of natural beauty. In his photographs, he created a sense of the magnificence of nature that filled the viewer with the emotional equivalent of wilderness — often more powerful than the actual thing. Something similar happened at the edges of 20th century American music. Drawing together influences from the 19th century romantics, the French Impressionists, the serene mysticism of OLIVIER MESSIAEN, the ideas of JOHN CAGE, and the new technologies of sound recording, composers began to incorporate man made or actual sounds of nature into their compositions and recordings. Film soundtracks typically mixed music and sound effects with dialog; during the 1960s commercial nature sound records become popular, and countless albums of music and nature sounds eventually became a cliche at the hands of new age composers — but when used with real sensitivity, the combination can achieve a kind of magic, setting the music into sound images of an idealized natural landscape, and psychologically transporting the listener from their normal environment. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we explore the mixture of natural sounds and music, on a program called AMERICAN SKIES. Music is by DAVID DARLING, PAUL WINTER, R. CARLOS NAKAI, BILL DOUGLAS, BRIAN KEANE, and BARRY STRAMP. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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The interior of Australia is a vast, arid, red-toned desert. Inhospitable and sparsely populated, it challenges both determined travelers and its indigenous Aboriginal people. Despite its remoteness, this extreme environment and its native culture inspired an Ambient music genre called "techno-tribal," "tribal-trance" or "trance-Ambient." Built on primal rhythms, it incorporated natural sounds and electronics with native instruments like the digeridu. The founding document of the genre is STEVE ROACH's 1988 album DREAMTIME RETURN, created after an extended trip to Australia and encounters with indigenous musicians. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, a journey in the archaic "dreamtime" with tribal Ambient music and soundscapes from Australia, the U.S. and Mexico, on a program called OUTBACK. Music is by DEBORAH MARTIN, REMANENCE, BYRON METCALF, STEVE ROACH & ROB THOMAS, FRORE & SHANE MORRIS, STEVE ROACH & JORGE REYES, and STEVE BRAND. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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The subtle, melodic rhythms of the PANArt "hang" — arguably the first new musical instrument of the 21st century. It's a descendant of the steel pan drum, the product of Swiss craftsmanship and perfectionism. And in the hands of a musician with the right sensibility, it's a vehicle for innerspace travel. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, summer spacemusic for the hang and some of its siblings in the resonant percussion family, on a program called CEREMONY. Music is by JAMES HOOD, LAURA INSERRA & DARREN GIBBS, CHRISTOPHER OF THE WOLVES, TRYSHE DHEVNEY, and RAVID GOLDSCHMIDT. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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The slow drone of the tamboura and the sinuous microtones of the violin open up an ancient world of sound from India. Since Indian classical music came west in the 1950s, it's fueled all kinds of experiments and cross-pollinations, from classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin to jazz improvisers, and (perhaps surprisingly) Ambient and electronic musicians. The slow alap section of Indian classical ragas, in particular, has inspired a rich assortment of new contemplative fusions. In the Hindu religion, the word moksha means liberation or release — freedom from the cycle of birth and death. In traditional Indian psychology, it implies freedom, self-realization and self-knowledge. This perspective was embedded in the practice of Indian classical music, which required arduous training and a lifetime of devotion to master. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we invoke the gentle soul of India, on a program called MOKSHA. Music is by KALA RAMNATH, the RAY SPIEGEL ENSEMBLE, RICKY KEJ & WOUTER KELLERMAN, WARREN CUCCORULLO & USTAD SULTAN KHAN, LOREN NERELL & MARK SEELIG, AL GROMER KHAN, and RAJENDRA TEREDESAI. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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As spring slowly morphs into summer, the music becomes more energetic and expansive. In the long days and mild nights, the sounds and rhythms of the warm weather cultures call to us. For Ambient musicians, a brighter palette and hotter beats are in order, along with the changing sounds of an environment moving into overdrive. On this transmission of Hearts of Space...an Ambient excursion for the spring/summer transition called WARM FRONT. Music is by TWILIGHT ARCHIVE, YAGYA, LEO ABRAHAMS & JON HOPKINS, ALPHA WAVE MOVEMENT, CYBERCHUMP, STEVE ROACH and ERIK WOLLO. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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This week we're pleased to introduce a new guest producer on Hearts of Space. His name is D.J. EGAN, he hails from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, and he's a longtime fan of the program and the Ambient music genre. DJ did something no one ever did before — he sent us a completely finished program on CD, timed to the second, with a text playlist complete in every detail! That earned him serious consideration. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, a celebration of the high altitude electronic guitar from guest producer D.J. EGAN called STRATOSPHERIC GUITARS. Why, you ask, is this not another installment of our long-running "SPACE GUITARS" series? Because we were up to number 13 and that just didn't seem fair to DJ. We'll save SPACE GUITARS 13 for Halloween. Music is by EIVIND AARSET, THE FIRES OF ORK, AMONGST MYSELVES, PATRICK O'HEARN, CAUL, CLIVE WRIGHT, ELSKAVON, NOMADS, SYLVI ALLI, and COUSIN SILAS. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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Ahhh, the fullness of Spring! It arrives when we're not looking, concealed by fresh winds, bright clouds, and unpredictable weather. Beneath the superficial chaos beats a steady rhythm, as the natural world acclimates to more light and heat. The flora bloom and change, while the fauna increase their activity after the restrictions of winter. It's a time for production, and reproduction. On this transmission of Hearts of Space we sound the fullness of spring, on a program called WINDS OF CHANGE. Music is by ERIK WOLLO, ATOMIC SKUNK, ISHQ, FORREST SMITHSON, DAN POUND, YUNOMI, ALPHA WAVE MOVEMENT, and LEMONGRASS. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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The power of music to create mental travelogues is one of its most distinctive qualities. But if you just listen to the instruments and the notes, you miss the proverbial forest for the trees. You have to let it take you away. The "magic carpet" of biblical myth had a similar power. Floating on air, it could take you anywhere. On this program, the art of travel by sound: we'll follow a path through a series of sonic worlds, flying to a place of rare beauty and deep feeling, on a program called MAGIC CARPET. Music is by OPEN CANVAS, STEVE ROACH & JEFFREY FAYMAN, TONE GHOST ETHER, FORREST FANG, HANS CHRISTIAN, SIVIA NAKKACH, and TIM CLARK. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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The cherry blossoms are long gone here in California, but in Japan they bloom famously from early March through the end of April. It reminded us that it's been six years since we've done a program of Chinese and Japanese spacemusic, an omission we're going to fix on this edition of Hearts of Space. ​Traditional Chinese and Japanese music goes back several thousand years, with hundreds of regional styles and dozens of exotic-sounding string, wind, and percussion instruments, like the pipa (a four-stringed lute), the violin-like erhu. and the end-blown bamboo flute called the shakuhachi, used by Buddhist monks for meditation. It's a tradition that's been challenged in the dynamic environment of modern China and Japan, but there are dedicated native and western artists working to transform it for the 21st century. ​On this transmission of Hearts of Space, contemplative sounds of China and Japan, on a program called PATH TO STILLNESS. Music is by WU MAN, HIROKI OKANO, YANG YING, FORREST FANG, MICHAEL ATHERTON & JAMES ASHLEY FRANKLIN, and featuring shakuhachi master RILEY LEE. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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The phenomenon of time is an enduring mystery. Our greatest philosophers and physicists speculate about it. Some say time is as linear as the atomic clock; others say time is a subjective illusion, an artifact of the spinning of our bio-systems. Like fish in water, we live immersed in time. Along with death, taxes, and change — time is one of life's inevitables. Time rules us. As mortal creatures, we can't avoid it, so we seek ways to outwit it. From cosmetic surgery and life extension by cryogenics, to ecstatic experiences fueled by extreme states and recreational drugs, we seek the timeless: the place where time stands still — or at least slows down enough for us to enjoy it. One of the best (and certainly the least dangerous) ways of getting closer to the timeless is ambient music. With its long cycles, repetition, and slow-breathing modulations, it invites us into timeless space, destination free. On this transmission of Hearts of Space....another hour of timeless, deep-drifting ambient atmospheres, on a program called TIMESCAPES. Music is by BOB HOLROYD, HAMMOCK, BRUNO SANFILIPPO, TIME BEING, ANDREW LAHIFF, STEVE BRAND, ROBIN GUTHRIE & HAROLD BUDD, and CLIVE WRIGHT. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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It takes increasing effort, but if we can just turn away from the political chaos that has overtaken the Middle East for the moment, we can still hear the expression of artistic traditions that have been evolving for over 5000 years. From source cultures in Persia, Arabia and North Africa come instruments and musical traditions. Today, both native and expatriate artists are working to extend these traditions and adapt them to the world of contemporary music. It's an effort that aims for harmony and understanding in the face of dissonance and division: cultural in the best sense — a human treasure to be loved and shared. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, a journey to the quiet heart of Middle Eastern music, on a program called DOOR OF SILENCE. Music is by MERCAN DEDE, OMAR FARUK TEKBILEK, AZAM ALI & LOGA RAMIN TORKIAN, ANOUAR BRAHEM, and DHAFER YOUSSEF. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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For fans of electronic music, the last 50 years have been a period of astonishing transformation. Beginning as a laboratory curiosity, electronic sounds evolved into experimental instruments for avant-garde composers, and then playable instruments for electronic bands. First analog, and then digital synthesizers created the foundation for a new genre of so-called "spacemusic," that emerged in the 1970s on both sides of the Atlantic and Japan. Ethereal electronic sounds found a natural affinity with images of cosmic space. Planetariums and film soundtracks were an early destination, and then with the help of a new generation of producers and DJs, electronics took over the dance floor at raves and parties, leading to the massive EDM events we see everywhere today. Through it all, hardcore space musicians continued to develop the spatial dimensions of electronic sound and explore cosmic space. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, another cosmic-electronic journey, on a program called STELLAR VISIONS 3. Music is by BENN JORDAN, ROBERT RICH, DAVE LUXTON, and featuring MICHAEL NEIL. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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Well, it's official: spring at last. After the proverbial long hard winter, spring takes on an almost mythic appeal. Of course, here in California, it's been spring on and off for several months. So first, our sympathies to those whose winter must have seemed interminable. The music of spring expresses renewal and rebirth, with energy, buoyancy, optimism and hope for the season to come. Ambient composers mix flowing water and other natural sounds into their compositions, along with airy, ethereal flutes and keyboards, to create nature-inspired meditations. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, an ambient excursion for the season, on a program called DREAMS OF SPRING. Music is by DEUTER, PETER KATER, SHERRY FINZER,MANEESH DE MOOR, STEVEN HALPERN & MICHAEL DIAMOND, and (no kidding) CHRISTOPHER of the WOLVES. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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This week Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week, culminating on Easter Sunday. Easter brings together two traditions: the ancient pagan vernal festival, and the Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. It's a tradition with a very long history. The word Easter is thought to have come from the Saxon goddess of spring, Eastre. Sometime after the 2nd century, the Christian holy day was integrated with the ancient pagan festivals of spring, with their message of rebirth and celebration. Combining sacred texts with music, the story of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection gave Christian sacred music a more solemn and exalted tone. "Across the centuries," says John Kehoe, "men and women have shared a profound need to express those truths and feelings that words alone rarely convey. By some alchemy, sublime words may be transmuted by music into a distant echo of a Paradise lost, and voices exhale the breath of life." Music is by SCHUBERT, FRANCK, MOZART, FAURÉ, DURUFLÉ, BIEBL, BURGON, GABRIELI, HOLBORN, J.L.WEBBER, BOBBY McFERRIN, and THE BOYS AIR CHOIR. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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Call it neo-paganism if you like, but when you work with ambient music, you can't help but be more aware of the natural environment — the time of year, the weather, the turning of the seasons, the solstices, the equinoxes. In fact the seasons are always turning, but there are special moments, and this week we passed through one of them: the Vernal Equinox. Around the 20th of March, the center of the sun aligns directly with the earth's equator and day and night are approximately equal everywhere on earth. It's the point of balance in the solar energy cycle, halfway between the extremes of winter and summer. Here in the northern hemisphere, most of us are enjoying more daylight, warmer temperatures, flowing water, and more time outdoors. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, the sound of the seasonal transition with an hour of ambient electronics for early spring, on a program called VERNAL CROSSING. Music is by AMONGST MYSELVES, ISHQ, HEAVENLY MUSIC CORPORATION, DAN POUND, SINEPEARL, JOHN LYELL, TAKASHI SUZUKI, and STEVE ROACH. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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Back in the late 18th and early 19th century, a German doctor named FRANZ MESMER had a far out theory about energy transference between animate and inanimate objects. He called it "animal magnetism." A Scottish doctor named JAMES BAIRD developed the idea and called it "nervous sleep" or "neuro-hypnotism," and later just "hypnosis." The word comes from the Greek hypnos for "sleep" and osis "to put to sleep." These days, thanks to the American Psychological Association, we have a formal definition of hypnosis as "a state of consciousness created by 'hypnotic induction' and characterized by relaxation, focused attention and increased suggestibility, with alterations in perception, sensation, emotion, thought or behavior." Others define it as psychological regression, dissociation, or an altered state of functioning. However you define it, hypnosis has a lot in common with ambient music, which also creates a relaxed state with focused attention. Whether it causes increased suggestibility and altered perception...well, that's up to you. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, electronic music for mental alteration, on a program called HYPNOTRONIC. Music is by ORCHESTRA SOLITAIRE, CHRONOTOPE PROJECT, THIERRY DAVID, HOWARD GIVENS & CRAIG PADILLA, A PRODUCE, PHILLIP WILKERSON, STEVE ROACH, and VIC HENNEGAN. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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Another year rolls by, and with it our early spring celebration of St. Patrick's Day and all things Celtic. And when it comes to traditional Celtic music, it seems to be a bit bipolar — half lively, manic jigs and reels; half sad, some might say depressive, ballads. But it's all good, because you'll not find a more beautiful folk music tradition anywhere. Of course these days the Celtic homelands are all thoroughly modern countries, but the music lives on, ready to be reborn by a new generation of musicians, and rediscovered by a new generation of listeners. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, another journey in the slow and quiet side of Celtic music, on a program called CELTIC LEGACY 3. Music is by JEFF JOHNSON/BRIAN DUNNING/WENDY GOODWIN, MAIRE BRENNAN, PHIL COULTER, SECRET GARDEN, WILLIAM DOWDALL, AINE MINOGUE, and JOHN DOAN. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at hearts of space | news