"Every explicit duality is an implicit unity." ~Alan Watts


An inspirational duo, Extreme Duality has earned a reputation as talented, sensitive, and inspirational musicians. Unafraid to try new approaches to concert programming and also comfortable using their extensive classical training, Extreme Duality has become known as an entity of profound collaborative creativity. From live recitals, weddings, healing ceremonies and more, Extreme Duality continues to touch audiences throughout Michigan. Explore the site and check out their music below.



"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." ~ Plato

In 2001, Tess and Melissa met as doctoral students at Michigan State University and decided to collaborate on a recital. Their collaboration and passion for providing communities with more live music opportunities continued when they co-founded the Mackinac Island Community Foundation Summer Concert Series. Since then, Extreme Duality has developed and continues to cultivate an eclectic repertoire and performs in recitals, house concerts, weddings, schools, yoga classes, funerals, and healing ceremonies. Their repertoire includes everything from arrangements of existing works, new compositions written specifically for and premiered by them, and improvised healing sounds. Extreme Duality was recently featured on the disc Talking In My Sleep: Chamber Music of Murray Gross released on the Blue Griffin Recording label.



Want to learn more about Extreme Duality, their music, and their upcoming performances? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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