This week we update our "Phantom India" series, a group of programs dating back to the first year of Hearts of Space in 1983. The title comes from the seven-part BBC television documentary series on India by French filmmaker LOUIS MALLE.
The rich traditions of South Asian and Indian music provide an endless source of creative inspiration for new ambient music. Over the years, many western musicians have traveled to India or become students of classical Indian masters. Adapting what they've learned to today's world of digital audio, synthesizers and software, they've brought us a new hybrid: touched by the sinuous sounds, buoyant rhythms and distinctive instruments of India, while attuned to the musical languages of today.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, a South Indian ambient journey called PHANTOM INDIA 6. Music is by KARMA FREQUENCY, ROBERT RICH, CHINMAYA DUNSTER, BENJY WERTHEIMER, AL GROMER KHAN, and DRALA.