Music is like water: it can be calm and serene, or choppy and chaotic. It can lift you, carry you, or bury you—it can immerse you in its waves.
On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, we’re scuba diving for new sounds. We’ll get lost in the waves, with music ranging from rippling rivers to epic storms and tender whale songs. Plus, a sound ecologist takes us to the beach to listen to the barnacles.
The meteorologist Edward Lorenz once said that a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil could ultimately cause a tornado in Texas. The smallest change can lead to chaos. A simple, whimsical little insect can transform our lives in ways we never expected.
This Saturday on Second Inversion: The Butterfly Effect. We’ll take wing with some big music inspired by these delicate little creatures. From evenings at a butterfly greenhouse to afternoons spent studying the different species, we’ll get lost in the bold colors and dazzling transformations of butterflies.
Long before the days of singer-songwriters, troubadours were writing love songs for the hopeless romantics.
In medieval times, troubadours were poets and musicians who wrote songs about chivalry and courtly love. But of course, love and heartbreak are pretty timeless themes—and composers today are still writing love ballads for the modern romantic. On this Saturday’s episode, we’ll hear modern spins on the age-old love ballad. Songs about love, songs about heartbreak—and songs about online dating nightmares.
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.
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.