Music for Healing: Saturday, May 29 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Music from the composer and performance artist Du Yun is featured in this episode. Photo by Zhen Qin, makeup by Nina Carelli, and art direction by SpaTheory,

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, ruminations on mental illness, and the songs of spiritual healers, we’ll explore the restorative power of music.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, May 29 at 9pm PT.

Wildflowers: Saturday, May 22 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Namaqualand in South Africa is known for its superblooms. Photo by Martin Heigan.

April showers bring May flowers—and we’re celebrating the new blooms this weekend on Second Inversion!

On this Saturday’s episode: wildflowers. Join us for a musical bouquet of pieces inspired by rare blooms, exotic bulbs, and vibrant blossoms. From the delicate gardens of Pennsylvania to the superblooms of South Africa, we’ll hear musical flowers from all around the world.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, May 22 at 9pm PT.

Musical Postcards: Saturday, May 15 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

The French cellist Vincent Segal and the Malian kora player Ballaké Sissoko are featured in this week’s episode.

The best trips are the ones you just can’t wait to write home about. You send a postcard saying, “You’ll never believe what I saw, did, touched, and tasted while I was exploring this new place…”

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, we’re exploring musical postcards. We’ll hear composers’ impressions of new and familiar places. From the Amazon jungle to the Arctic tundra and the rooftops of Bamako, Mali, we’ll hear musical snapshots from all around the world.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, May 15 at 9pm PT.

A Little Midnight Music: Saturday, May 8 | 9pm

Music of Meredith Monk, Arnold Schoenberg, and Valgeir Sigurðsson is included in this episode.

by Maggie Molloy

If there’s one thing fairy tales and fantasy novels have taught us, it’s that there is something magical about midnight.

That’s always when the portal to another world closes, when humans turn to monsters, and when monsters wreak havoc. If you have any magical business to take care of, midnight is always the deadline. No matter what, Cinderella’s carriage always turns back into a pumpkin at midnight.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, we’re taking a little moonlit stroll. We’ll hear music inspired by dark skies, starry nights, and the mysterious lure of midnight.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, May 8 at 9pm PT.

Legend Has It… Saturday, May 1 | 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, May 1 at 9pm PT.