We are excited to share with you EXTREEMIZMS early & late a new recording of works composed by maverick American composer Philip Corner, dating back to 1958 and up to 2016.  Our previous release with Philip Corner was the well-received 2CD set Satie Slowly [UW12, 2014].  This new recording is a testament to just how early Corner's compositions arrived at the forefront of the American avant-garde, and it puts into relief not only how well he has enjoyed his freedom as a composer through his varied output but how true he has remained to his practice over a career spanning 60+ years.

Silvia Tarozzi, violin, and Deborah Walker, cello, are the driving force behind this new recording.  As active members of the Dedalus Ensemble, they have worked with composers Tom Johnson, Jürg Frey, Christian Wolff, Michael Pisaro, Phill Niblock.  As a duo, they have worked extensively with the music of Eliane Radigue, Pascale Criton, Pauline Oliveros, and Charlotte Moorman.

Silvia Tarozzi and Deborah Walker performing at REDCAT in Los Angeles, CA in 2017

Having discovered Corner living not far from them in Reggio Emilia, Italy, it was not long before a collaboration was born. Rhodri Davies, also a long-time performer of Eliane Radigue and Philip Corner's music, was a natural fit for the project as well.

Given the radical climate of the present moment, nevertheless eerily surrounded by a steady proliferation of placidity, it has been personally important and rare for us to find the EXTREEMIZMS Corner, Tarozzi, Walker, and Davies have conjured herein.