Since the time of CLAUDE DEBUSSY at the turn of the 20th century, composers have sought to go beyond the conventions of the Western classical tradition. Debussy revolutionized writing for orchestra with floating harmonies, exotic Eastern melodies and non-traditional orchestration, and made the leap from Impressionist painting to Impressionism in music.
We begin with one of his signature compositions "Nuages" or "Clouds" from his "Three Nocturnes." Today it sounds like harmless film music — or more likely, film music sounds like it — but in 1899 it was revolutionary.
If he were alive today, Debussy would be a happy man: electronic instruments, studios and computers have opened up new impressions and vast new worlds of sound, and Ambient composers are creating never-before-heard images of time and space.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we ride those images to high and nebulous realms, on a program called SOUNDCLOUDS.