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William Parker performed these three solo pieces at Tortono's Somewhere There, performing on acoustic bass, dousn'gouni and double flute, distinctive and inspired solo work.

Parker, William
At Somewhere There

Parker, William: At Somewhere There (Barnyard)
Label: Barnyard    
Released in: Canada    

"Somewhere There is a place for informal music. This may suggest the music isn't serious but that's not what I mean at all.For example, William Parker made this music for forty rapt listeners on a hot July night in Toronto. It's a music where the form unfolded in the playing, literally a new music. His signature synaesthetic philosophy invites colour-drenched metaphors: Prismic refraction, gardens blooming, a harvest feast being prepared. This music is playful, as seriously playful as your life.

Likewise, the musicWitness®, Jeff Schlanger, the playful co-conspirator in this sightsound music, swirled a serious dance of paint, making the sounds tangible in colour. As a place for informal music, Somewhere There invited its forty guests to get inside the mysterious space where these men played. The experience was so enveloping for me that I could see the sounds William played, first in a billowing cloud and then shooting out like light-tendrils that circled my head. As this magic unfolded, though I was sitting in the back with only a wall behind me, I swear that from over my shoulder I could hear children laughing. Seriously."-Scott Thomson, July 2009

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Product Information:

UPC: 777320156327

Label: Barnyard
Catalog ID: BR 0313
Squidco Product Code: 12879

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Canada
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded by Jean Martin on July 26, 2008 @ Somewhere There, Toronto. Mixed


William Parker-acoustic bass, dousn'gouni, double flute

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