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Music, Math & Mind
Announcing the release of
David Sulzer's new book
Music, Math & Mind
available April 2021 !
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Kane & Soldier - February Meets Soldier String Quartet
February Meets Soldier String Quartet
2021

Weds overtone-drenched drones with Delta and Chicago blues, trance, minimalism, jazz, no-wave, Haydn, and the great American songbook.
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The Eighth Hour of Amduat

An opera from the world's oldest illustrated text, roughly 5000 years old, and the oldest surviving musical score. With lyrics translated into Italian by Egyptologist Rita Lucarelli (University of California, Berkeley), music composed by Dave Soldier, starring Marshall Allen, the leader of the Sun Ra Arkestra.
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Dave Soldier - Zajal

Zajal
2019

Dave Soldier’s new project with ancient poetry features stellar players and singers from the Gypsy flamenco, Arabic, klezmer, Iranian, Greek, and jazz worlds.
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Dave Soldier - Naked Revolution

Naked Revolution - A Russian Opera
2018

A socialist realist opera drawn from immigrant dreams
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History of the Kropotkins
2017

Lorette Velvette, Jonathan Kane, Dave Soldier, Mo Tucker (Maureen Tucker), Dog (Mark Deffenbaugh), Charlie Burnham
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The Brainwave Music Project
2017

with Brad Garton: duos for improvisers and their brainwaves, featuring William Hooker, Margaret Lancaster, Terry Pender & Dan
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Soldier Kane
2016

Dave Soldier, violin and Jonathan Kane, drums & guitar
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8th Hour of Anduat

The Eigth Hour of Amduat
2016

Opera for mezzosoprano, choir, improvising soloists, orchestra and electronics
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Dean Swifts Satyrs for the Very Very Young

Dean Swift's Satyrs for the Very Very Young
2016

Eliza Carthy; vocals, Robert Dick; flute, piccolo, bass flute, Richard Auldon Clark; viola, Stacey Shames; harp
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Dave Soldier with Kurt Vonnegut
2015

Ice-9 Ballads and the radio opera, A Soldier's Story
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Smash Hits - Thai Elephant Orchestra
2015

Elephants in the Thai jungle playing specially designed musical instruments. The elephants improvise the music themselves.
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4color

In Four Color
2015

Works for string quartet performed by PUBLIQuartet and Soldier String Quartet
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piano

In Black & White
2015

Works for solo piano performed by Steven Beck
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Portents

The Kropotkins
Portents of Love

2015

Works for solo piano performed by Steven Beck
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organ

Organum
2012

Works for solo organ performed by Walter Hilse
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Thai Elephant Orchestra
Water Music
2011

Water Music is the third and last recording of the grand Thai Elephant Orchestra
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The Complete Victrola Sessions
2011

featuring violinist Rebecca Cherry and "The Violinist", a DVD film by Winsome Brown
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The Kropotkins
Paradise Square
2009

Lorette Velvette, Charlie Burnham, Dog, Jonathan Kane, Samm Bennett, Al X. Greene, Doug Easley, BJ Cole
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Yol K'u (Inside the Sun)
Mayan Mountain Music

CD & DVD set
2008

Dave Soldier & Alan Kushan coaching compositions by Mayan schoolchildren in San Mateo Ixtatan, Guatemala
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Chamber Music (2 CD set)
2007

Richard Auldon Clark, viola
Dave Soldier, electronics, harmonica

Laura Seaton, violin
Erik Friedlander, cello

William Schimmel, accordion
Rebecca Cherry, violin, Michael Mizrahi, piano
Robert Dick, bass flute
Regina Carter, violin
Anne De Maranis, accordion
Dawn Avery, cello
Dave Soldier, el .guitar
Michael Swartz, alto saxophone
Walter Hilse, organ
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Da Hiphop Raskalz
2006

Music composed by 5-10 year old children in East Harlem or Watertown Massacusetts, coached by Dave Soldier
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with Kurt Vonnegut
Soldier Stories
2005 

lyrics and narration by Kurt Vonnegut
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Inspect for Damaged Gods
Soldier String Quartet
2004 

Regina Carter, Dave Soldier, violins, Judith Insell viola, Dawn Avery, cello, Tiye' Giraud & Jimmy Justice, vocals, Tiye, small percussion, Jonathan Kane & Richard Bona, drums & bass
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Thai Elephant Orchestra
Elephonic Rhapsodies
2004

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Thai Elephant Orchestra
2001
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with Kurt Vonnegut
2001
Ice-9 Ballads

lyrics and narration by Kurt Vonnegut
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the Kropotkins
Five Points Crawl
2000

Lorette Velvette, Charlie Burnham, Dave Soldier, Dog, Jonathan Kane, Mo Tucker 
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Tangerine Awkestra
Aliens Took My Mom
2000

Music composed by 2-9 year old children in Fort Greene Brooklyn, coached by Dave Soldier & Katie Down
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with Komar and Melamid
The People's Choice Music
1997 

composed according to poll results
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Robert Dick & Soldier String Quartet
Jazz Standards on Mars
1997 

Robert Dick, flute
Regina Carter, Dave Soldier, violins, Judith Insell viola, Dawn Avery, cello
Richard Bona, Mark Dresser, Kermit Driscoll, bass
Valerie Naranjo Percussion
Ben Perowsky, Steve Arguelles, Drums

arrangements by Soldier
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The Kropotkins
1995

Lorette Velvette, Mark Feldman, Dave Soldier, Dog, Jonathan Kane, Samm Bennett
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Soldier String Quartet
She's Lightning When She Smiles
1994

vocals: Tiye' Giraud, Jason White, Bobby Radcliffe, Napua Davoy
strings: Laura Seaton, Dave Soldier (violin), Ron Lawrence, Mary Wooten
Lenny Pickett, sax & clarinet
Myra Melford, piano
Brad Jones, bass
Leroy Clouden, drums
arrangements by Soldier of blues 1926-56
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War Prayer
1994

Ultraviolet Railroad

Mark Feldman, violin
Erik Friedlander, cello
with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
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Smut
1992 

Tiye Giraud, Napua Davoy, Wilbur Pauley, Ben Neill, Bob Bannister, Richard Auldon Clark, Jim Pugliese, Ron Bethea
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Soldier String Quartet
Sojourner Truth
1991 

Laura Seaton, Dave Soldier, Ron Lawrence, Michael Suchorsky (drums), Amina Claudine Myers and Shelley Hirsch, vocals 
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Romances From the Second Line
1990

Christopher O'Riley, piano
Walter Hilse, organ
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Soldier String Quartet
Sequence Girls
1988

Laura Seaton, Dave Soldier, violins; Ron Lawrence, viola; Mary Wooten, cello; Ratso Harris, bass; Michael Suchorsky, drums
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Miscellany or not on CDs

Matarile
for schoolchildren in Washington Heights and electronics

Marsh Fugue
for outdoor swamp sounds

songs perfromed by zebra finches on tiny synthesizers
Ciribini
Brass
Gamelan

song written by Da Hiphop Raksalz for their concert at Great Performers at Lincoln Center
We're famous (just like Mary J Blige)

Brainwave music (played by EEGs through a computer, with Brad Garton)
Trio for Brainwaves and Percussion
Alpha Wave Mix
Reading Stephen Colbert
Humans play elephant music! The Composer's Concordance Orchestra plays Thung Kwian Sunrise, improvised by the Thai Elephant Orchestra. Wade Ripka transcribed, and I orchestrated.

Thung Kwian Sunrise (for human orchestra)

Letter to Ausonius
performed by Sequitur

Truckstop Girls
performed by the Kropotkins live on WFMU radio

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