Winter brings crystals called ice and crystals called snow. And in the music of the season, we find crystalline sounds, made by instruments of metal, glass, and quartz — crystal molecules all.
Whether bells, singing bowls, quartz crystal bowls, "glass harps" of tuned wine glasses, or the "glass harmonica" invented by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN — these instruments in the resonant percussion and rubbed autophone families are all made from crystalline
materials and share a sonic signature often called "ethereal."
They're beautiful, quiet and powerful, and want to be heard together. And that's exactly what we're going to do on this transmission of Hearts of Space called CRYSTAL COSMOS. Music is by WILLIAM ZEITLER, ROBERT TISO, DENNIS JAMES, YATRI, DANIEL LENTZ, and MICHAEL STEARNS.