• Other Minds Festival: OM 9: Concert 3, 4 of 4
Other Minds Festival: OM 9: Concert 3, 4 of 4
Other Minds Festival: OM 9: Concert 3, 4 of 4

William Parker onstage with ensemble performing Spirit Catcher as part of OM 9, San Francisco (cropped image)

Other Minds Festivals ➔ Other Minds Festival: OM 9: Concert 3, 4 of 4

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Event Type
Other Minds
Program Series
Other Minds Festival
Program Length
121 min
4 of 4
2003-03-07 | created
Third concert of the 9th Other Minds Festival. March 7, 2003. 8:00pm. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, CA. Second half, Pt. 2 with William Parker.

William Parker: Spirit Catcher for four musicians and tape (2003) (World Premiere)
Spirit Catcher, for four musicians and tape, combines free improvisation with spoken word and pre-recorded sounds. Among Parker’s instruments for this piece is the dilruba, an Indian bowed instrument with four metal strings and 2 sympathetic strings, frets like a sitar’s, and a bridge running over a goat skin; and the sentir, or Moroccan bass, along with several double reed instruments. Parker is joined by notable Bay Area improvisers Oluyemi Thomas, Doctor E. Pelikan Chalto and Barbara Sandidge.

Note: Due to original recording and/or condition when digitized: audio cuts in and out and other audio errors throughout.
Free improvisation
Musical Selections
Spirit Catcher (2003) / William Parker [World premiere]
William Parker, double reeds, dilruba, sentir (a Moroccan bass)
Oluyemi Thomas, c melody saxophone, bass clarinet, double reeds
Doctor E. Pelikan Chalto, recorders, whistles and flutes
Barbara Sandidge, flugelhorn
Spoken word
Tape music
Improvisation (Music)
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