This Week From Hearts of Space: PGM 74 Planetary Rhythyms
This is an Archive Presentation. Originally aired across the Public Radio Universe April 5, 1985. “What a long strange trip it’s been” till now.
About this program from Hearts of Space Stephen Hill tells us:
“For centuries, musicians have been traveling around the world conducting a kind of grassroots cultural exchange program. Then in 1877, a clever American named THOMAS EDISON invented the
phonograph. Before long, musicians could stay at home a little more, and let the phonograph records do the traveling. Recordings led to a period of increasing cross-connections, influences, and fusions in contemporary music. War, social changes and migration played a part in the 20th century, as Paris, London, New York, Istanbul and other big cities became multicultural
melting pots. During the last 25 years, the Internet has blown away national boundaries; now anyone, anywhere, can hear music from artists around the world.
On this archive edition of Hearts of Space, we explore some of the early effects on ambient and contemplative music…on a program called PLANETARY RHYTHMS.”
Music is by YAS-KAZ, DEUTER, RICHARD WARNER, and STEPHAN MICUS
From the program:
The great Zakir Hussein
Stephan Micus, one of the people who helps Manfred Eicher make ECM possibly the greatest recording company in history.
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