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: 03 “Spirit Catcher” by William Parker

Digital Audio


Event Type
Music
Origin
Other Minds
Identifier
OMF.2003.03.07.03
Program Series
Other Minds Festival
Program Length
21 min
Dates
| broadcast
| 2003-03-07 | created
Description
“Spirit Catcher”, for four musicians and tape, combines free improvisation with spoken word and prerecorded sounds. Among Parker's instruments for this piece is the dilruba, an Indian bowed instrument with four metal strings and 24 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.
Genres
20th century classical
Musical Selections
Spirit Catcher (2002) (20:21) / William Parker
Performers
William Parker, string bass
Oluyemi Thomas, reeds
Barbara Sandidge, flugelhorn
Dr. E. Pelikan Chalto, clarinet/recorder
Subjects
Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble
Piano music
20th century classical
Piano with percussion ensemble