Kelly Davidson for NPR

On this week's mini podcast: Is some music too simple — or too complicated — to enjoy?

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The pianist performs his composition "Equipoise," plus several inventive duets with host Marian McPartland, before an NPR studio audience.

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Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW

In a studio performance, the Portland-via-Oklahoma band shows off its orchestral rock sound.

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Courtesy of the artist

Watch the video for the theatrical indie-pop act My Brightest Diamond's latest single, which uses fast cuts to display what a body is made of and what it's capable of.

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Peter Serling/Bang on a Can

Florent Ghys' An Open Cage springs from a recording of the maverick composer reading an excerpt from his Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse).

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