After years of the same old Christmas carols, the holiday hymns do start to run together. But whether you’re the world’s biggest Santa-fan or a grouchy Ebenezer Scrooge, there’s still a little magic to be found in every classical Christmas tune.
On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: Not Your Cookie-Cutter Christmas Carols. We’ll hear music from composers who like to bend the rules, break the mold, and spike the eggnog. From a Twin Peaks Christmas mashup to a very UNsilent night, we’ll hear how composers today are reimagining holiday music.
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.
If the 4pm sunsets here in Seattle have got you down—don’t worry, the light at the end of the tunnel is near! December 21 marks the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year…and the days will only get longer from there. Join us as we celebrate the solstice a little early this weekend on Second Inversion.
On this Saturday’s episode: the Sun and the Moon. We’ll hear music inspired by day and night, darkness and light. One composer traces the mythic struggle between the Sun Lion and the Moon Bull. Another explores the four suns of the Arctic sky. Plus: night music from the land of the midnight sun, and moonlight shimmering over Guan Mountain.
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, composers explore the restorative power of music. Plus: ruminations on mental illness, and the songs of spiritual healers.