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KING: Second Inversion enlists Seattle Symphony cellist Joshua Roman / Seattle Times

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Former Seattle Symphony cellist Joshua Roman and KING-FM: Seattle's new-music Web channel - Second Inversion have joined forces and plan to increase the channel's presence with new repertoire, performances, and more engagement on social media. A hub for modern, avant-garde and cross-genre experimental music from the 21st century, Second Inversion - launched in 2014 - is at the forefront of the Seattle station's efforts to expand and diversify its audience. Right now the station is only one of two radio stations in the U.S. (the other is WQXR in New York) with a dedicated online stream for cutting-edge new music.

At a Town Music event Wednesday night - where he conducted ensemble Deviant Septet - Roman announced that he is now the artistic adviser for Second Inversion. He'll work with manager Maggie Stapleton on introducing new repertoire and performances and giving Second Inversion a high-profile personality and voice - on-air and through blogging and social media.

Roman commented - "I had been talking to KING-FM for a while about being involved somehow," says Roman. "The growth of Second Inversion and its relationship with Town Music converged into this arrangement. Hopefully, I'll be able to bring new artists to the stream, but I think this is also about the way I approach and put things together."

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