A couple planks of wood might not sound like the most riveting orchestration—but it turns out the musical possibilities are endless!
This Saturday on Second Inversion: Knock on Wood! We’ll hear from composers who have built entirely new sound worlds from some very humble lumber. From the warm wooden tones of the marimba to literal two-by-four planks of wood, we’ll hear from artists who have logged some serious hours exploring the timbre of—well, timber.
A snowy landscape is like a fresh white canvas—it’s filled with possibility. Quiet, frosty days bring about stillness, introspection, and transformation.
On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: Let it Snow! From delicate snowflakes to icy storms, we’ll hear music inspired by cold winter nights and snowy canvases of white. Plus, a piece from the land of fire and ice.
If you’ve been missing your daily dose of Vitamin D this winter, we’ve got just the thing to brighten your mood.
On this Saturday’s episode: Let There Be Light! From shimmering sunbeams to bright white prisms of sound, we’ll “lighten things up” with music inspired by the sun. We’ll get lost in 24-hour daylight from the Arctic Circle, ruminate on spiritual illuminations, and brighten our evening with brassy, golden beams of light. Plus, one instrument that requires a very “light” touch.
Nothing pairs with an ice-cold cocktail quite like some hot new music! On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: late-night happy hour. We’ll toast the New Year, with music inspired by salty food, strong drinks, and nights at the local pub. Pour yourself a cold drink and join us for some hot musical appetizers.
After years of the same old Christmas carols, the holiday hymns do start to run together. But whether you’re the world’s biggest Santa-fan or a grouchy Ebenezer Scrooge, there’s still a little magic to be found in every classical Christmas tune.
On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: not your cookie-cutter Christmas carols. We’ll hear music from composers who like to bend the rules, break the mold, and spike the eggnog. From a Twin Peaks Christmas mashup to a very UNsilent night, we’ll hear how composers today are reimagining holiday music.