Jet Lag: Saturday, April 10 | 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, April 10 at 9pm PT.

Heavenly Voices: Saturday, April 3 | 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, April 3 at 9pm PT.

Spring Fever: Saturday, March 27 | 9pm

Photo by Aaron Hockley.

by Maggie Molloy

The spring season is all about change. It’s a time to clean your space, refresh your wardrobe, maybe switch to iced coffee. And while we can always find inspiration in the past, spring is really more about looking to the future.

Every year spring brings new beginnings, new growth—and especially new music. This Saturday on Second Inversion: spring fever. We’re taking a stroll in the garden, with music inspired by chirping birds, budding flowers, and the spring breeze blowing through your hair. From super blooms in the South African desert to the salty seas of Japan, we’ll hear music inspired by the sweet sounds of spring.

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

Luck of the Irish: Saturday, March 20 | 9pm

Derrynane Abbey in Ireland. Photo by Marcus Rahm.

“The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune,” as they say in Ireland. Well, the age-old folk music of the Emerald Isle is still inspiring new composers today.

This Saturday on Second Inversion: luck of the Irish. We’ll hear music from the rolling hills and ramshackle pubs of Ireland. Pour yourself a pint and join us as we toast the Emerald Isle, with music inspired by the sounds, spirit, and folklore of Ireland.

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

Celebrating Women’s Voices: Saturday, March 13 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Reena Esmail, Nathalie Joachim, and Caroline Shaw are featured in this week’s episode.

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate women’s achievements—and also a time to think critically about what all of us can do to create a more equitable world.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, we’re celebrating women’s voices. We’ll hear music from women who have helped shape, inspire, and expand the world of classical music. From the modal musings of Hildegard von Bingen to the ear-expanding experiments of Pauline OIiveros and the vibrant, cross-cultural folk songs of Nathalie Joachim, we’ll hear music from women who have made a mark on classical music history. Plus, we’ll talk about why women composers have been historically underrepresented in classical music—and what you can do to help.

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