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Furniture Music: Saturday, June 8 | 9pm

June 2, 2024

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Second Inversion

Photo courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.

by Maggie Molloy

Some music is meant to be the main event—it demands your full focus and attention. And some music…is just for ambiance.

The composer Erik Satie coined the term “furniture music” in the early 20th century to describe music that blends into the atmosphere of a room. It might add a bit of color, texture, or even comfort to a space—but it’s never the main focus. It’s music that, in the words of Satie, “might mingle with the sound of knives and forks at dinner.”

This Saturday on Second Inversion, we’ll hear music that invites us to settle into our surroundings. So by all means, stretch out on the couch, make yourself comfortable, and join us for some furniture music.

To listen, tune in to Classical KING on Saturday, June 8 at 9pm PT.

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