Producer and Host: Maggie Molloy
Maggie Molloy is the curator and host of the weekly Second Inversion radio show. Every Saturday night at 10pm she explores the expansive world of “new music,” zeroing in on a different theme or trend in contemporary music each week.
Maggie graduated summa cum laude from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in piano, and she expanded her ears as a student of experimental composition in Paris at the renowned IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) founded by Pierre Boulez.
Maggie spent a year playing the handmade microtonal instruments of Harry Partch in the Partch Ensemble at the University of Washington, and has served as a host and pre-concert lecturer at events ranging from the Seattle Opera Gala to the John Cage Musicircus. As a journalist she has covered international music festivals in New York, Massachusetts, and Tennessee, and her work has been featured in New Sounds, The Stranger, City Arts Magazine, and Critical Read.
Audio Engineer: Nikhil Sarma
Nikhil Sarma is a board operator, audio engineer, and podcast producer at Classical KING FM and Second Inversion. He assists with the live broadcast of classical performances on air including the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, and NW Focus LIVE. A native of Ottawa, Canada, Nikhil has lived in Seattle since 2009.
Outside of radio, Nikhil works as a live sound engineer at multiple venues across Seattle. He also plays multiple instruments including electric guitar, bass, and drums and can be found performing live in Seattle from time to time. Nikhil also passes time by reading as well as watching movies, particularly those directed by the Coen brothers.