Let's consider, gentle listener, the chordophone family of musical instruments. It's a large, diverse brood
including almost anything with stretched strings: zithers, lyres,
harps, lutes, guitars, the violin family, hundreds of ethnic string
instruments like the Japanese koto and the African kora, and not least — keyed zithers like the harpsichord and the piano.
Chordophones can be plucked, strummed, bowed, keyed, or struck. Looking back in time, zithers, lyres and harps were the foundational instruments of the chordophone family. They were used in antiquity to accompany recitations and promote healing.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we ride the soft strings of the harp and zither to a place close to silence, on a program called CHORDOPHONICS. Music is by PETER STERLING, HARP 46, LYSA LYNNE, DA WO's, HAROLD BUDD, CYMBER LILY QUINN, KLAUS WIESE, and LARAAJI.