Heavenly Voices: Saturday, Dec. 18 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Reflection is an important part of any spirituality or faith, whether that takes the form of prayer, meditation, or—for many people—music.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: Heavenly Voices. We’re exploring sacred and spiritual works from contemporary composers. From the strum of the harp to the ringing of bells, we’ll hear songs of the angels and stories of the divine. Plus, one composer’s “postcard” from heaven.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 9pm PT.

I Love New York: Saturday, Dec. 11 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Photo by Andre Stoeriko.

New York City is the city that never sleeps. How could you? There’s always a new restaurant, art gallery, or neighborhood to explore—and always new music to discover.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: I Love New York! We’re taking a bite out of the Big Apple, with music inspired by the sights and sounds of New York City. From the street art to the downtown lofts, Central Park, and even the New York City Marathon, we’ll take a taxi ride through the city that never sleeps.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 9pm PT.

Jet Lag: Saturday, Dec. 4 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

The life of a musician is filled with many travels: glamorous nights spent performing in cities all over the world, and long days spent—well, at the airport.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, we’re exploring music inspired by the thrill of travel—and the tedious process of actually getting to your destination. We’ll hear music of airplanes, airports, and of course, the accompanying jet lag. Please place your seat backs and tray tables in their full, upright position.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 9pm PT.

Music for Healing: Saturday, Nov. 27 | 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, ruminations on mental illness, and the songs of spiritual healers, we’ll explore the restorative power of music.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 9pm PT.

Sonic Textiles: Saturday, Nov. 20 | 9pm

The vibrant woven textiles of Ghana inspired the title of pianist William Chapman Nyaho’s album Kete. Photo by Lee D. Baker.

by Maggie Molloy

Like any great work of art, a piece of music comes together one stitch at a time.

This Saturday on Second Inversion: Sonic Textiles. Join us for music threaded with vibrant color, texture, and pattern. From quilts to needlework and woven tapestries, we’ll hear from artists who explore the very fabric of music. Composer Gabriela Lena Frank traces the vivid threads of her Peruvian heritage, Ghanaian-American pianist William Chapman Nyaho explores the mesmerizing rhythm of the loom, and Caroline Shaw stitches together a musical patchwork quilt.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 9pm PT.


Music from William Chapman Nyaho’s album “Kete” is included in this week’s episode.