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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 2 days ago 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
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The far north jazz of Scandinavia and Northern Europe has a distinctive sound: typically lyrical and melodic, often restrained and contemplative. It's a combination that fills the long, cold winter spaces and warms the arctic nights. Since 1969 the great German ECM label, under the expert direction of producer MANFRED EICHER, has been (shall-we-say) instrumental in bringing Nordic Jazz to worldwide attention, with hundreds of impeccable recordings and austere, elegant graphics that convey the mood perfectly. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, warm spacejazz from chilly Scandinavia, on a program called NORTHJAZZ. Music is by KETIL BJORNSTAD, TORD GUSTAVSEN, HELGE LIEN, TOMASZ STANKO, KARL SEGLEM, and KEITH JARRETT. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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The panorama of musical vocalization stretches across cultural time and space, from simple songs and chants to the most elaborate art music for chorus and orchestra. It's a medium that continues to evolve, incorporating the past while it forges into the future. The origins of the Central Asian tradition of harmonic chanting or "overtone" singing are lost in time, but are alive today, both in source cultures like Tuva and Tibet, and in the work of experimental singers and composers. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, a journey into the ghostly, floating world of harmonic singing called SPECTRAL VOICES. Music is by CHARLES B. KIM, TRIO MEDIEVAL, PAULINE OLIVEROS, STUART DEMPTER & PANAIOTIS, JIM COLE & SPECTRAL VOICES, SEATTLE HARMONIC VOICES, and SANCTUARY. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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Electronic music is sometimes critically described as "cold." But when it comes to sonic evocations of winter, cold is good: electronic timbres can convey the frigid atmospheres, desaturated colors, and static silences of the northern landscape, and spin hypnotic images of the Northern Lights. Musicians from Northern Europe and Scandinavia express these qualities in their music naturally. It's an austere but appealing sound that's been very influential, even on artists from warmer latitudes. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, another Ambient winter journey called ELECTRONIC NORTH 2. Music is by MARCONI UNION, ERIC WOLLO & BERNHARD WOSTHEINRICH, PJUSK, ALIO DIE & LORENZO MONTANA, ROBERT RICH, AL GROMER KHAN, PHILLIP WILKERSON, and CHRONOTOPE PROJECT. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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The latter days of winter bring a special kind of fatigue mixed with impatience. For residents of snow-crossed parts of the country, winter has begun to overstay its welcome; while here in California, the rain is back, the trees are blossoming, and February feels like spring. As the sound of the season evolves, music of the far north and Arctic countries still resonates, connecting with contemplative acoustic mainstays like the cello and the piano. From deep minimalist patterns to Romantic melodicism, we find the soul and comfort to endure. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, wintry acoustic spacemusic for the season on a program called WINTERTONES 2. With Icelandic musicians OLAFUR ARNALDS and HILDUR GUTHNADOTTIR, cellist DAVID DARLING with SYLVIA NAKKACH and JACQUELINE TSCHABOLD BHUYAN, MICHAEL HOPPE & HAROLD MOSES, BRUNO SANFILIPPO, and RALPH ZURMUHLE. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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We're at the nadir of winter in the Northern Hemisphere...a time when the yearly journey around our native star seems arbitrary and endless. Battered by storms, challenged by cold, starved for light, we have no choice but to wait...for the return of the sun and the bright promise of spring. It's a trial we repeat in miniature each long winter night, as we turn away from the sun into the cosmic darkness. But while we can escape most of the night in sleep, winter...must be endured. It's a test of fortitude and patience, a confrontation with our own desires for ease and comfort. On this transmission of Hearts of Space...a nocturnal winter journey called THE LONG NIGHT. Music is by JEFF GREINKE, ROBERT RICH, A PRODUCE, STEVE ROACH & KELLY DAVID, SEAN WASHBURN, and NUNC STANS & MYSTIFIED. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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The polar night creeps southward across the top of Europe, while the winter snows and ice hold the fjords and forests in their grip. In a land of dark and cold, the focus turns within, and the music of Scandinavia, the Baltics and Russia warms the heart and fills the soul. Classical, jazz and traditional folk sounds stretch from melancholy to an ethereal lightness: slow, majestic and beautiful. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, a far north spacejazz and new music journey called NORDIC SOUL. Music is by STREIF, JAN GARBAREK, FRANCOIS COUTURIER, ANDREY DERGATCHEV, MICHELLE MAKARSKI, GALINA USTVOLSKAYA, and VALENTIN SILVESTROV. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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Like wine, ambient and contemplative music comes in many varieties — from acoustic to electronic, from solos to large ensembles, from subtle to powerful. But when it comes to power per gram, there's no doubt: the most potent instruments in the ambient music box are the resonant percussion family of bronze bells, bowls and gongs. These instruments are psychoacoustic powerhouses, generating sounds that seem wired directly through our auditory systems to our inner core. In the hands of a sensitive musician, they can lead us to the quiet realm we like to call The Deep Zone. And while it normally takes most of a program to work our way into The Deep Zone...these instruments live there full time. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, a wintry journey for resonant bronze called SOUNDING THE DEEP. Music is by DEUTER, APOLLONIUS+33 TETRAGAMMON, NEBULAE, 33 BOWLS, ED MANN and KARMA MOFFETT. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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The weatherman seeks warmer spaces and tropical waters. We'll be taking a mid-winter vacation break and scheduling repeat shows for the next three weeks: JANUARY 23rd: PGM 973 'SOUNDING THE DEEP' a wintry journey for resonant bronze w/music by Deuter, Apollonius+33 Tetragammon, Nebulae, 33 Bowls, Ed Mann and Karma Moffett. JANUARY 30th: PGM 791 'NORDIC SOUL'—a far north spacejazz and new music journey—slow, majestic and beautiful, w/music by Streif, Jan Garbarek, Francois Couturier, and Valentin Silvestrov. FEBRUARY 6th: PGM 1037 'THE LONG NIGHT—a nocturnal winter journey w/music by Jeff Greinke, Robert Rich, A Produce, Steve Roach & Kelly David, Sean Washburn, and Nunc Stans & Mystified. We return with a new season of essential Ambient on February 13th. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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January 2015 would be the 100th birthday of DR. JOHN C. LILLY, one of the true visionaries of 20th-century science. Lilly's life and work at the frontiers of human knowledge embraces the major themes of 20th-century bioscience. In his 86 years, Lilly made significant contributions to psychology, brain research, computer theory, medicine, ethics, dolphinology, and interspecies communication. Of special relevance for this program, Lilly's interest in the nature of human consciousness led him to invent the isolation or floatation tank in the 1950s. Today there are thousands of Floatation Centers around the world. The floatation tank is a large plastic container filled with 10 inches of warm water and 800 pounds of dissolved Epsom salt. This high-density liquid allows the body to float effortlessly, free for once from the burden of gravity. The water and air are both heated to skin temperature, so one soon loses the sense of the boundaries of the body. With no light and virtually no sound, it encourages a "sensory-reduced" state that promotes deep physical and mental relaxation, and ultimately allows the floater to explore "inner space." Hmmm. Sound familiar? Floating is one of the most common words used to describe the effect of Ambient music. Lilly began by investigating what would happen in an environment free of all sensory stimulation, but instead of the brain going to sleep as had been theorized, a whole new world of inner experience opened up. In the early 1960s, Lilly began experiments with LSD, and decided to take the drug in the isolation tank. Through this work, he arrived at a perspective that transcended the conflict between rationality and mysticism, religion and science. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, a weightless journey in inner space...on a program called FLOATATION. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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In the depths of winter, movement slows and time expands. Below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, flowing water becomes static crystals, locked and silent. At absolute zero, motion stops. The sound of winter is low and slow: thick drones punctuated by dark bells and metallic overtones. The chilled air is heavy with water vapor, damping sounds and creating a hushed atmosphere. And when the storms come, the keening of the cold night wind creates an eerie wail. On this transmission of Hearts of Space,far north winter electronics, on a program called ICE NIGHT. Music is by BIOSPHERE, SIMON LOMAX. DEEP CHILL NETWORK, HAROLD BUDD, CSILLAGKOD, BRAIN LAUGHTER, ALTUS, and JANNE HANHISUANTO. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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In 1975 Hearts of Space was a two-year old late night program on KPFA-FM in Berkeley, California. One rainy November midnight, a local artist named JORDAN DE LA SIERRA showed up unannounced at the back door of the radio station and demanded to play the piano on the program, which was already in progress! From that unforgettable encounter came a legendary recording of "experimental, explorational, Ambient/new age/neo-classical music" called GYMNOSPHERE: SONG OF THE ROSE. I'm STEPHEN HILL and on this transmission of HEARTS of SPACE, we revisit this timeless classic. We'll feature music from three of the four sides of the original double album. Along with PAUL HORN's Inside the Taj Mahal, it was among the first "acoustic-Ambient" albums. It was also the first original recording I produced — for Jordan de la Sierra was (and is) an exceptional artist in every way. Born in Fresno in California's Central Valley, he studied music at the San Francisco Conservatory and Mills College, where he met TERRY RILEY, LA MONTE YOUNG and other avant-garde composers influenced by Khyal master PANDIT PRAN NATH, who were cross-pollinating Western and East Indian classical music. It was the beginning of the electronic music era, and out of this rich tapestry of cultural and technical possibilities came a contemplative classic. Recorded in 1976 and released in 1978 on an early Northern California new age label, GYMNOSPHERE was an impressive double vinyl LP with a 20-page booklet. It was soon reduced to a single LP with no booklet, and then went out of print when the label failed a few years later. Thus began a long exile, punctuated by a cassette re-release in 1985 that also disappeared within a year. These were the realities of the "good old days" of the analog record business: all but the most... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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This week we're devoting the entire program to an album with which I have a very special relationship. It was the first recording I produced back in 1976; the music was groundbreaking and influential; and it became something of a lost classic by going out of print. These notes and the program introduction tell the story. :: SH JORDAN DE LA SIERRA Gymnosphere: Song of the Rose release notes by Randall Davis, December 2, 2014 In the world of experimental, explorational, ambient/new-age/neo-classical music, something very special has happened. One of the inspirational and influential "lost classics" has re-emerged. In 1976, multi-dimensional artist Jordan De La Sierra sat at a specially-tuned piano and recorded Gymnosphere: Song of the Rose. The original vinyl album has been out-of-print for more than 30 years. Now the recording has been released for the first time on CD, digitally-remastered from the original tapes. The legend continues. This historic music is finally available again — now as a two-CD set, as a double-vinyl-album and as digital downloads — thanks to a careful reissue by Numero Group, a specialty label based in Chicago. The package includes a 20-page booklet with extensive information about the project and its history as well as India-inspired drawings and De La Sierra's musings on "the tableau of space." More information about the project is available at http://numerogroup.com/products/jordan-de-la-sierra-gymnosphere-song-of-the-rose. There are several reasons this music is so coveted. The music itself is exceptional, emotion-stirring and timeless, although it also originally was considered cutting edge, ground-breaking and influential to other musicians (it was one of the first acoustic-ambient recordings). Remarkably, it sounds completely contemporary to this day. In addition, De La Sierra was always a leader in the field of modern sonic-art, avant-garde, psycho-acoustic, new frontier music. He studied with (and became a good friend of)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at hearts of space | news
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Winter settles in to the Northern hemisphere bringing powerful storms, but also radiant clear days with azure skies and deep vistas. Unlike most sensible animals, human activity seems to increase as the temperature drops, and we fill the brief days leading up to the new year with all manner of hustle and bustle. Holiday lights twinkle in the crisp air, and while the traditional sounds of the season are warm, rich and harmonious, it's also a perfect time for intricate electronic rhythms that echo the activity, and crystalline tones that ring in the chilled atmosphere. On this transmission of Hearts of Space...an Ambient/Electronic journey for early winter, on a program called COLD AND BRIGHT. Music is by BRYAN CARRIGAN, BLUETECH, FORREST SMITHSON, NATURAL FREQUENCIES, PHILLIP WILKERSON, and JUSTIN VANDERBERG. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at hearts of space | news
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The great tradition of choral singing has a glorious history extending over thousands of years. Even in these diverse, multicultural, often secular days, the tradition endures because there is something deeply satisfying and essentially human in the sound and the practice of group singing. Choral groups range from trios to 200 voice chorales; they're often unpaid and done purely for the love of it. The genre has attracted specialist composers in every era, some working within churches and religious institutions, others as solo artists. During the winter holiday season, we enjoy choral classics like The Messiah and traditional hymns and carols in sacred spaces from cathedrals to street corners. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, another sacred music journey from our longtime guest producer for classical and sacred music ELLEN HOLMES, on a program called MAGNIFICAT. [ view playlist ] [ view Flickr image gallery ] [ play 30 second MP3 promo ] Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at hearts of space | news