Dave Soldier

Discography

As leader / co-leader

February Meets Soldier String Quartet 2021, duos composed and performed by Dave Soldier and Jonathan Kane

Jaleo 2019, solo piano performed by Steven Beck

Zajal 2019, songs from ancient Andalusia in medieval Arabic, Hebrew and Spanish with flamenco, middle eastern, salsa and jazz musicians

Naked Revolution 2018, a socialist realist opera based on immigrant dreams, with artists Komar and Melamid and Russian singers

The Brainwave Music Project 2017, with Brad Garton, Margaret Lancaster, William Hooker, Dan Trueman, Terry Pender, compositions for improvisers and brainwaves

History of the Kropotkins 2017, songs performed by the Kropotkins

The Eighth Hour of Amduat 2016, opera for mezzo, choir, and orchestra featuring saxophonist Marshall Allen playing Sun Ra

Dean Swift's Satyrs for the Very Very Young 2016, featuring singer Eliza Carthy, Soldier's music for lyrics by Jonathan Swift

Soldier Kane 2016, duos composed and performed by Dave Soldier with Jonathan Kane

With Kurt Vonnegut 2015, radio opera and song cycle with Kurt Vonnegut's narration and libretti, and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra

Smash Hits by the Thai Elephant Orchestra: 2015, compilation with Richard Lair and Thai Elephant Orchestra

In Black & White 2015, solo piano works, double CD, performed by Steven Beck

In Four Color 2015, music for string quartet, triple CD, performed by the Soldier String Quartet and the PUBLIQuartet

Organum 2012, compositions for organ performed by Walter Hilse

The Complete Victrola Sessions 2011, CD and DVD, music for violin and piano performed by Rebecca Cherry and William Hobbs for the film "The Violinist" directed by Winsome Brown

Water Music, Thai Elephant Orchestra 2011, music for 14 elephants

The Kropotkins Paradise Square 2010

Yol Ku', Inside the Sun: Mayan Mountain Music 2008, music made by schoolchildren in San Mateo Ixtatan in the Guatemalan highlands

Chamber Music 2007, featuring chamber works performed by Rebecca Cherry, Robert Dick, Michael Swartz, Laura Seaton, Erik Friedlander, Anne de Maranis, William Schimmel, Regina Carter, Dawn Avery, Michael Mizrahi

Da Hiphop Raskalz 2006, music written and performed by young children in East Harlem

Soldier Stories 2005, chamber music written with Kurt Vonnegut

Elephonic Rhapsodies 2004, music performed by elephants

Soldier String Quartet Inspect for Damaged Gods 2004, pieces for string quartet, featuring Regina Carter and Toddy Reynolds

Thai Elephant Orchestra 2001, music performed by 5 elephants

Ice-9 Ballads 2001, rerelease 2009, song cycle composed and performed with Kurt Vonnegut

The Kropotkins Five Points Crawl 2000

The People's Choice: Music 1997 reissued 2000, music composed from a poll of American musical tastes, with Komar and Melamid

the Tangerine Awkestra Aliens Took My Mom 2000, music by young children from Fort Greene, Nrooklyn

Jazz Standards on Mars 1997 Soldier String Quartet with Robert Dick

The Kropotkins 1996

Soldier String Quartet She's Lightning When She Smiles 1996, arrangements of classic blues music, featuring Lenny Pickett, Bobby Radcliffe, Jason White, Tiye' Giraud

Smut 1994, settings of medieval homeorotic poetry, featuring Wilbur Pauley

War Prayer 1994, setting of a story by Mark Twain

The Apotheosis of John Brown 1993, an oratio drawn from the Autobiography of Frederick Douglass for singers, narrator and baroque orchestra, featuring Robbie McCauley

Soldier String Quartet Sojourner Truth 1991, pieces for string quartet)

Romances From the Second Line 1990, works for solo piano and organ performed by Christopher O'Riley and Walter Hilse

Soldier String Quartet Sequence Girls 1988, works for string quartet and drums

Arranger, performer, or composer (selected)

Vince Bell Ojo (2019, Mulatta) violin
Samm Bennett The Big Off (1993, Knitting Factory) violin
Jason Kao Hwang Symphony of Souls (2011, Mulatta), violin, producer
John Cale and Strings (1992, Risc Disc) arranger, violin with Soldier String Quartet
John Cale Paris S'Eveille (1993, Crepuscule) orchestral arrangements, conductor, violin
John Cale and Bob Neuwirth, Last Day on Earth (1994, MCA) arranger, violin with Soldier String Quartet
John Cale Antartida (1995, Disques du Crepuscule) conductor, orchestral arrangements, violin
John Cale Walking on Locusts (1996, Rykodisc) arranger, violin with Soldier String Quartet
John Cale Eat and Kiss (1997, Rykodisc) arranger, violin with Soldier String Quartet
John Cale Dance Music (1998, Detour/ Warner Bros.) orchestral arranger
Nicolas Collins A Dark & Stormy Night (1992, Trace Elements ) violin with Soldier String Quartet
Sussann Deyhim Madman of God (1999, Crammed Disc) violin
Robert Dick Third Stone from the Sun (1993, New World) arranger, violin with Soldier String Quartet
Grupo Wara Malombo (1990 South American release) arranger, violin with Soldier String Quartet
Guided by Voices Do the Collapse (1999, TVT) arranger, violin with Soldier String Quartet
Guided by Voices Hold on Hope(2000, EP, TVT) arranger, violin with Soldier String Quartet
Guided by Voices Isolation Drills (2001, TVT) arranger, violin with Soldier String Quartet
Jason Kao Hwang Symphony of Souls (2011, Mulatta), violin, executive producer
Jessie Harris While the Music Lasts, (2004, Virgin) arrangements by Van Dyke Parks, with Soldier String Quartet
Jonas Hellborg and Tony Williams The Word (1992, Island/Axiom) violin with Soldier String Quartet
William Hooker Trio Yearn for Certainty (2010, ESP records / Engine) violin, guitar, banjo with William Hooker and Sabir Mateen
William Hooker Trio Heart of the Sun (2010) violin, guitar, banjo with William Hooker and Roy Campbell, Jr.
William Hooker Aria (2016, Mulatta) violin, guitar, arrangements
Le Nouvelles Polyponies Corses (Corsican Polyphony) Le Praiduisu (1999, Mercury) violin, arranger
Leroy Jenkins Themes & Variations on the Blues (1994, CRI) violin with Soldier String Quartet
Mandeng Eletrik (2004, Mulatta) violin
Richard Meyer (1994, Shanachie) Letter from the Open Sky violin
Jenny Muldaur Angry Elves (2002) piano
Bob Neuwirth and John Cale, Last Day on Earth (1994, MCA) arranger, violin with Soldier String Quartet
Phill Niblock / Soldier String Quartet Early Winter (1994, XI Records) violin with Soldier String Quartet
The Ordinaires The Ordinaires (1987, Dossier) violin
Christina Rosenvinge Foreign Land (2002, Lcd) arranger, violin with Soldier String Quartet
Elliott Sharp / Soldier String Quartet Tessalation Row (1987, SST) violin with Soldier String Quartet
Elliott Sharp & Carbon Larynx (1987, SST) violin
Elliott Sharp / Soldier String Quartet Hammer, Anvil, Stirrup (1989, SST ) violin with Soldier String Quartet
Elliott Sharp / Soldier String Quartet Twistmap (1991, EarRational) violin with Soldier String Quartet
Elliott Sharp & Carbon Abstract Repressionism, violin(1992, Victo) violin
Elliott Sharp / Soldier String Quartet Cryptoid Fragments (1993, Extreme Records) violin with Soldier String Quartet
Elliott Sharp / Soldier String Quartet Xeno-Codex (1996, Tzadik) violin with Soldier String Quartet
Elliott Sharp / Soldier String Quartet Rheo/Umbra (1998, Zoar) violin with Soldier String Quartet
Elliott Sharp & Carbon Syndakit, violin(1999, Zoar) violin
Elliott Sharp / Soldier String Quartet String Quartets 1986-1996 (2003, Tzadik) violin with Soldier String Quartet
Tango Project White Rabbit (1992, Newport Classic) composition (One Night)
Lorette Velvette Lost Part of Me (1998, Veracity) banjo, violin

as producer
Vince Bell Ojo (2018, Mulatta) co-produced with Bob Neuwirth, Patrick Derivaz
John Clark Sonus Innerabalis (2017, Mulatta) violin
Pedro Cortes Los Viejos No Mueron (2013, Mulatta)
William Hooker Aria (2016, Mulatta) violin
Jason Kao Hwang and Spontaneous River Symphony of Souls (2012, Mulatta)
Sylvain Leroux Les enfants de Tyabala (2014, Mulatta)
Sylvain Leroux Tyabala (2019, Mulatta)

CD compilations

Soldier String Quartet Real Estate (1990, EarRational)
Soldier String Quartet / Elliott Sharp
No Wave (1990, SST)
Jonas Hellborg Illuminations
violin with Soldier String Quartet (1991, Axiom)
Soldier String Quartet
State of the Union (1992, Arrest)
Dave Soldier
and others Century XXI (Vol II) Utah Dances (1994, New Tone).
John Cale I Shot Andy Warhol, arrangements (1997, TAG)
Kropotkins WFMU compilation (1998, WFMU)
Thai Elephant Orchestra / Dave Soldier/Richard Lair State of the Union (2001)
Thai Elephant Orchestra / Dave Soldier/Richard Lair Rough Guide Music of Thailand (2003)
Thai Elephant Orchestra / Dave Soldier/Richard Lair Smash Hits
Kropotkins History of the Kropotkins

film scores

Antartida (Orchestra arrangements for music by John Cale) arranger, orchestra conductor (1995)
Basquiat (Orchestra arrangements for music by John Cale, directed by Julian Schnabel) arranger, conductor (1998)
The Eighth Hour of Amudat animation, arranger, conductor (1998)
Elephant, Elephant Elephant (animation by Millie Young) with the Thai Elephant Orchestra arranger, conductor (2021)
Her Name is Lisa (Musical arrangement, directed by Rachid Kerdourche) arranger, bandleader (1987)
I Shot Andy Warhol (Orchestra arrangements for music by John Cale,directed Mary Herron) arranger, orchestra conductor (1997)
In Bed with Ulysses (partial score composed by Dave Soldier, directed Alan Adelson & Kate Taverna)
Mekong Delta (Music composed by Dave Soldier, directed by Vanessa Ly) composer, arranger, conductor (2003), winner Hong Kong Film Festival
Serenade (partial score composed by Dave Soldier for animation by Nadia Roden, winner NY Film Festival (2003)
Special Friends (Music by Teo Macero for ABC-TV) bandleader, violin with Soldier String Quartet (1988)
Sesame Street (soundtrack for 6 cartoons for the TV show, directed by Nadia Roden) composer, arranger (1999)
The Violinist (composer, directed by Winsome Brown) 2011

Dave's "pop" arrangements

David Byrne, string section including the Balenscu Quartet, for touring band
John Cale, numerous film scores and CDs as above, produced by Joe Boyd
Guided by Voices, two CDs and EPs produced by Ric Ocasek and Rob Schaft
Jonathan Richman, produced by Ric Ocasek
Christina Rosenvinge, produced by Lee Renaldo
Sesame Street cartoons
Vixtrola, produced by Ric Ocasek