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.
Our ace videographer Dan Drasin has been busy finishing the interim videos of all the sessions and concerts at the AMBIcon Festival. These are complete concerts or conference sessions with stereo sound from the mixing board. For convenience, all of them are collected on the AMBIcon 2013 Channel page:
AMBIcon 2013 CHANNEL (all videos) :
To stream individual videos, use these links:
1 of 10: Musicians' Panel Discussion and Q&A —
2 of 10: JEFF PEARCE Concert— http://youtu.be/jbgZ9n1PToo
3 of 10: ROBERT RICH Concert— http://youtu.be/c5FZH2Yen-8
4 of 10: TIM STORY Concert—http://youtu.be/7XK19bwqWwI
5 of 10: MICHAEL STEARNS Concert—http://youtu.be/10YGKfUE2hU
6 of 10: STEPHAN MICUS Concert—http://youtu.be/i1SL1rwLQ50
NEW! 7 of 10: STEVE ROACH Concert—http://youtu.be/bNqs9qa9pGM
NEW! 8 of 10: HANS CHRISTIAN Concert—http://youtu.be/a4zssJJLzeo
NEXT UP : STELLAMARA Concert, MARK PRENDERGAST Presentation on the history of Ambient music.
If you couldn't make it to the live event, this is the next best thing!
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.