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Extremes are extreme, extremely. For Philip Corner, a lifelong commitment to extremes - extreme expression, extreme beauty, extreme noise, extreme silence - developed a mastery of expression, any one extreme may result in all of the others. In gripping new recordings by the duo of Silvia Tarozzi, violin, and Deborah Walker, cello - with assistance from Rhodri Davies, harp, and Philip Corner, piano - Corner's early ensemble works from 1958 are paired with newer, late works from 2015-2016. The works from 1958, "Two-part monologue" and "FINALE,” were composed while Corner was teaching at City College and still finishing his Masters at Columbia University under Henry Cowell and Otto Luening. Extremes being extreme, they were too extreme for Columbia. Yet, Corner completed his degree and continued to stretch on, creating works somewhere between the supercomputer-refined micro-tunings of James Tenney and the ecstatic enactments of Malcolm Goldstein, his Tone Roads bandmates. Now, with the world (somewhat) caught up, we can appreciate Philip Corner’s EXTREEMIZMS, early and late, together.
released October 12, 2018
1. wHoly Trinitye, a duality ov duos - first (2016)
2. 2 Extreemizms (2015)
3. Two-part Monologue No. 1 (1958)
4. Two-part Monologue No. 2 (1958)*
5. Two-part monologue No. 3 (1958)
6. wHoly Trinitye, a duality ov duos - second (2016)
7. FINALE - violin, cello, piano (1958)*
8. wHoly Trinitye, for a “free-togethering” (2016)^
9. wHoly Trinitye, another Duet, just-one (2016)
Philip Corner was a founding participant of Fluxus, was a resident composer & musician with the Judson Dance Theatre from
1962 to 1964 & later with the Experimental Intermedia Foundation upon the invitation of Elaine Summers, for whose dance company he served as musician. He co-founded the Tone Roads Chamber Ensemble in 1963, Sounds Out of Silent Spaces in 1972, & Gamelan Son of Lion in 1976....more
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Since encountering Gene's solo work (admittedly very late) in 2019, this and Out Of The Blue have been listening mainstays. Gene brings a remarkable lyricism and clarity to his performances. "She Wore The Red Shoes" has rapidly become one of my favourite pieces of music: hypnotic, alluring and very, very beautiful. Tristan Louth-Robins