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.

Musical Postcards: Saturday, Nov. 13 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

French cellist Vincent Segal and Malian kora player Ballaké Sissoko are featured in this episode.

The best trips are the ones you just can’t wait to write home about. You send a postcard saying, “You’ll never believe what I saw, did, touched, and tasted while I was exploring this new place…”

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, we’re exploring musical postcards. We’ll hear composers’ impressions of new and familiar places. From the Amazon jungle to the Arctic tundra and the rooftops of Bamako, Mali, we’ll hear musical snapshots from all around the world.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 9pm PT.

Autumn Leaves: Saturday, Nov. 6 | 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 bundled up in a hat and scarf.

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, Nov. 6 at 9pm PT.