Philip Corner Vinyl, CD & tapes by Philip Corner at Norman Records
Very exciting release this one: a bunch of Phillip Corner’s experimental instrumental pieces, from both 1958 and 2015-2016. Nine pieces, performed primarily by Silvia Tarozzi and Deborah Walker but also with notable additions from Rhodri Davies and Corner himself! EXTREEMIZMS, early & late is a remarkable and crucial set of strange and underheard music, out from Unseen Worlds.
“BWEEEEEAAANG!” said the gong. “Crackle” said the feedback-loop. And so they went on, infinitely growing while staying the same. Philip Corner’s insane project featuring a gong and a dancer, recorded in 1989, is about sound, noise, meditation and enlightenment. There’s only 305 copies going round, and they included a brass gong.