About Hearts of Space
Hearts of Space grew out of former architect Stephen Hill's fascination with space-creating, ambient and contemplative music.
The program got started in 1973 as local late night music show on KPFA-FM in Berkeley, CA. In 1983 it went national via the NPR satellite system.
Hearts of Space is now heard on over 200 NPR affiliates and on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio.
Full program audio and a rich library of music by HOS artists can be heard via paid subscription service from the Hearts of Space home page.
As previously announced, we are posting free full length videos of all AMBIcon 2013 events on YouTube in the next two weeks. There are 8 concerts and 2 conference sessions, ten total. Here are the first 3:
MUSICIANS' PANEL DISCUSSION : http://youtu.be/T5LC5Y6boTU
JEFF PEARCE Concert : http://youtu.be/jbgZ9n1PToo
ROBERT RICH Concert : http://youtu.be/c5FZH2Yen-8
Coming soon: TIM STORY and MICHAEL STEARNS!
Even in the early days, the pioneers of electronic music knew they were on to something special. Here was a way of sculpting sound that made it like clay — something you could shape to your own creative vision. Today every artist can have electronic tools of almost unlimited power at their fingertips. We've had several generations of musicians tending the electronic vineyards, and these days the sonic wine is available in many varietals.
For example, "downtempo" is a name invented in the 1990s to describe slowed-down, less intense electronic dance music. It's still beat-y but the atmosphere is chilled; rather than pumping you up, it floats you along with a relaxed vibe that leads to pure Ambient realms.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space...a journey from Downtempo rhythms to Ambient space, on a program called ELECTRON TRAVELER.
Over the next two weeks we'll be posting full-length videos of all 10 of the scheduled events at the AMBIcon 2013 conference: 2 morning sessions and 8 concerts. In the interest of getting them out sooner than later, these are simple fixed camera videos with clean stereo sound from the mixing board.
If you missed the live stream during the event, this is the best way to see and hear what happened until we are able to release the full multi-camera/surround sound versions of the concerts later this year.
Here's the first session Saturday morning, the Artists Panel Discussion and Q&A: