Music of Mother Nature: Saturday, April 23 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
Photo by Erin Anderson.

From ocean to desert, forest to tundra, composers have always found music in nature. The rhythm of waves, the rustling of leaves, the song of the mountain—or the colors of the wind.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: Music of Mother Nature. From the pulse of the Amazon River to the lava fields of Iceland, a duet with the desert—and even some music made from living plants. Plus, field recordings from the Pacific Crest Trail!

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, April 23 at 9pm PT.

New Music Noir: Saturday, April 16 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
Music from Bernard Herrmann’s score for the 1958 Hitchcock film Vertigo is included in this episode.

Love, betrayal, corruption, murder—all crucial ingredients in any great film noir. And so is a swingin’ soundtrack.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: New Music Noir! We’ll hear cinematic sounds that beckon us to a world of black and white. From the dizzying twists and turns of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo to the smoky streets of Aaron Copland’s Quiet City, we’ll hear music that embodies the ominous world of film noir. Plus, music from a black and white movie that’s all about color—and an imaginary film score that invites you to be the director. Settle in for an evening of moody strings, soulful trumpets, and the sultry swing of the city streets.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, April 16 at 9pm PT.

Legend Has It… Saturday, April 9 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Some stories grow bigger and bolder the more times they’re told—until they turn into legends…

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: the stuff of legends! We’ll hear new music inspired by ancient myths, fables, and folklore. Gather ’round the fire and tune in for epic tales from the Silk Road, the Andes Mountains, and the cliffs of Ireland.

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

Simple Gifts: Saturday, April 2 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
The ensemble yMusic is featured in this week’s episode. Photo by Graham Tolbert.

Classical music doesn’t always have to be so complicated.

There is beauty in simplicity—and there is music, too, if you slow down to listen! This Saturday on Second Inversion: Simple Gifts. From dainty macaroons to afternoons spent at the piano, we’ll hear music inspired by life’s simple pleasures. Join us as we take a moment to appreciate the little things.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, April 2 at 9pm PT.

Spring Dreams: Saturday, March 26 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy
Photo by Aaron Hockley.

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: Music in Bloom. We’re dreaming of spring, with music inspired by chirping birds, buzzing bees, and budding flowers. From super blooms in the South African desert to melodies carried on 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 26 at 9pm PT.