Desert Mirage: Saturday, Jan. 29 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Blinding sun, shimmering sands, prickly plants and an endless, open sky—there is something magical about the desert.

It’s difficult to put it into words, to capture it on paper, or to sum it up in a song. The music of the desert slips through your hand like sand, evaporates like a mirage—but composers have never stopped trying to capture it. This Saturday on Second Inversion: Desert Mirage. From singing sands to desert duets, cactus needles to cricket songs, we’ll hear music and stories from deep within the desert.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, January 29 at 9pm PT.

Knock on Wood: Saturday, Jan. 22 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

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.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 9pm PT.

Let it Snow: Saturday, Jan. 15 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Photo by Maggie Molloy.

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.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, January 15 at 9pm PT.

Let There Be Light: Saturday, Jan. 8 | 9pm

“Chaser of Sunlight” by Nils Tamlag.

by Maggie Molloy

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.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, January 8 at 9pm PT.

Late-Night Happy Hour: Saturday, Jan. 1 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Wanna grab a drink this Saturday night?

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.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, January 1 at 9pm PT.