Bob Boilen http://ualrpublicradio.org en Maya Beiser: Tiny Desk Concert http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/maya-beiser-tiny-desk-concert Maya Beiser's Twitter handle — <a href="https://twitter.com/cellogoddess">@CelloGoddess</a> — says it all. She's a brilliant cellist with a stunning command of her instrument, and she's tightly tied to technology. Beiser takes the sound of her cello and runs it through loop pedals, effects and other electronics to make her instrument shimmer, drone and groove. Then there's her magnificent sense of melody.<p>It's not unusual to want to run in the other direction when you hear the words "experimental music," but Beiser's is an experiment that works. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 09:20:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 7057 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Maya Beiser: Tiny Desk Concert Ólafur Arnalds, Live In Concert http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/lafur-arnalds-live-concert How can music be happy and sad at the same time? Listen to <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94291760">Olafur Arnalds</a> and you'll hear it. Depending on your mood, the tone changes, and a song that may have been uplifting one day sounds like an elegy the next. It's spacious, undeniably beautiful work. Much of the music performed in this concert, recorded on April 18 at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City, is drawn from the Icelandic musician's recent album <em>For Now I Am Winter. Tue, 07 May 2013 14:41:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 4014 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Ólafur Arnalds, Live In Concert