VIDEO PREMIERE: Robert Honstein’s “Soul House” ft. Hub New Music

by Maggie Molloy

There’s no place like home: the sounds, the smells, the secret places that shape our childhood experiences.

Robert Honstein’s Soul House explores memories of his own childhood home in New Jersey, with each movement inspired by a unique space within or nearby the house. From the playful to the introspective, he captures the fleeting moments that make a childhood house into a home. The title comes from an ancient Egyptian tradition of burying clay model houses in tombs with the deceased, intended as a vessel for the soul to inhabit in the afterlife.

We’re thrilled to premiere a brand new video for the piece, performed by Hub New Music and Urbanity Dance and captured by Four/Ten Media.

Hub New Music’s debut album Soul House is out now on New Amsterdam Records. For more details, click here.

Listening to the Birds: Saturday, Aug. 22 | 10pm

by Maggie Molloy

The red-whiskered bulbul is one of the birds that inspired composer Olivier Messiaen. Photo by Prasanna Venkatesh G.

You can learn a lot from the birds—when you’re quiet enough to listen.

The freedom and spontaneity of birdsong has inspired composers across the ages, including many composers today. Each one has its own unique melody, rhythm, timbre, and tune.

This week on Second Inversion, we’re listening to the birds. From mourning doves to evening vespers, we’ll hear music written for an entire orchestra of birds. Plus, a piece that brings together birdsongs from all around the globe.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, August 22 at 10pm PT.

Music for Meditation: Saturday, Aug. 15 | 10pm

by Maggie Molloy

Pauline Oliveros, Philip Glass, and Ravi Shankar are featured in this week’s episode.

In times of chaos and uncertainty, music can help us find solace, comfort, and clarity.

On this week’s episode of Second Inversion, we’re exploring quiet and introspective sounds from our own backyard and around the globe. From gong vibrations to moonlit meditations, we’ll hear music that invites us to slow down, center ourselves, and just listen deeply.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, August 15 at 10pm PT.

Artists You Didn’t Know Composed: Saturday, Aug. 8 | 10pm

by Maggie Molloy

Yoko Ono is among the featured composers in this week’s episode.

Some of the most exciting classical music of today is being written by artists you might least expect.

On this week’s episode of Second Inversion, we’re exploring music from artists you didn’t know composed, including rock stars, performance artists, peace activists, and more. We’ll hear music inspired by the chaos of a rock ‘n’ roll concert tour, music capturing the stillness of one activist’s meditation practice, and music written from the heart and played with a stethoscope.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, August 8 at 10pm PT.

Voice as an Instrument: Saturday, Aug. 1 | 10pm

Pamela Z is among the featured artists in this week’s episode. Photo by Lori Eanes.

The human voice may be the original musical instrument, but in the 21st century composers are taking it to new heights—literally.

On this week’s episode of Second Inversion, we’ll hear new and novel approaches to vocal music, including music that loops, layers, and transforms the human voice—plus artists who speak volumes without ever using words.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, August 1 at 10pm PT.