Autumn Leaves: Saturday, Sept. 23 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
Photo by Kylir Horton.

Picture yourself under a canopy of changing leaves: golden orange and bold, beautiful red. The air is cool and crisp, you’re all wrapped up in cozy flannel.

On a cold autumn evening, there’s nothing like going for a long walk under the trees, a mug full of spiced wine in-hand, just taking in the sounds of the season. On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, autumn is in the air! We’ll hear music inspired by crunching leaves, cool, crisp winds, and the colors and flavors of fall.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 9pm PT.

Solid Gold: Saturday, Sept. 16 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
Photo by Jeremy Schultz.

All that glitters is not gold—but still, the search continues. From pirate crusades to treasure hunts to the legends of El Dorado, the quest for gold is at the heart of many of history’s great stories…and these epic tales continue to inspire new music today.

This Saturday on Second Inversion: Solid Gold. We’ll hear music that shimmers, and stories of treasures untold! From gilded cities to glittering instruments—plus, where people in the 21st century go to strike gold.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 9pm PT.

Garden Variety: Saturday, Sept. 9 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
Photo by Michael Matti.

A beautiful garden is like a portal to another world. You leave the everyday behind and step into a place of color and possibility, life blooming around every corner. It nourishes the spirit. A good piece of music can do the same.

This Saturday on Second Inversion: Garden Variety! Music of flowers, fauna, and other enchantments. We’ll take a stroll through the traditional gardens of Japan, visit a place where lost souls return as flowers, take a tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice, and receive a bit of advice from a caterpillar smoking hookah on a mushroom.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9pm PT.

Music for Healing: Saturday, Sept. 2 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
Music from the composer and performance artist Du Yun is featured in this episode. Photo by Zhen Qin, makeup by Nina Carelli, and art direction by SpaTheory.

Sometimes music is the best medicine—it mends the heart and soul. A daily dose can keep you feeling calm, centered, and inspired.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: Music for Healing. We’ll explore music as a medium for solace, comfort, and liberation. From the healing ceremonies of the Navajo people to the meditative power of Hindustani ragas, composers explore the restorative power of music. Plus: ruminations on mental illness, and the songs of spiritual healers.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 9pm PT.

Musical Nostalgia: Saturday, Aug. 26 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
Still frame from Mark DeChiazza’s video for Christopher Cerrone’s Memory Palace.

We all have those certain sounds that transport us straight back to childhood⁠—the sound of the school bus rumbling down your street, or maybe the plastic, clicking sounds of rewinding a cassette tape. The sound of the screen door slamming as you used to run outside, or the timbre of that cheap guitar you used to play in the backyard.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: Musical Nostalgia. We’ll hear from composers creating new music inspired by the old, familiar sounds of childhood: summer nights on the porch, wind chimes twinkling in the evening breeze, crickets chirping outside your childhood home. It’s a musical trip down memory lane.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 9pm PT.

Christopher Cerrone’s Memory Palace is included in this week’s episode.