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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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watch a video of the kids performing

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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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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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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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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

TV show (hour long) from WHYY in Philly (March 2009) featuring a version of Trio for Brainwaves and Percussion, a solo by Dave, and discussion
played by Chuckie Joseph, Rich Robinson, and Adwoa

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

for yet other music, visit the other webpages


Variations on a Waltz by Chopin
from the Minute Waltz (Op 64, number 1, 1847/revised 2010)

Variation 1. All scale pitches are played except those that Chopin wrote
Variation 2. All pitch information is removed
Variation 3. The Minute Waltz in 6 seconds: tempo compressed
Variation 4. Fourier Transform: rhythmic information removed (volumes represent the power in each frequency in bins of a measure)
Variation 5. The Minute Waltz in one hour: with tempo and timbre expanded

version from June 19-20 2010

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Thai Elephant Orchestra
Water Music
2011

Invocation 
Gentle Monsoon 
Monsoon Tempest

The Complete Victrola Sessions
2011

Brian's Lament (aka Surf's Up)
Togetherness Blues
Duo for Violin & Meade Lux Lewis

The Kropotkins
Paradise Square
2009

Biloxi
My Body Lies on the Mountain
Beulah Land (Charlie Burnham)

Yol K'u (Inside the Sun)
Mayan Mountain Music

CD & DVD set
2008

Oracion de la Cruz
Xan Matin Mix
Noble Cazador

Chamber Music (2 CD set)
2007

East St. Louis 1968 fpr viola
Hockets & Inventions for organ
The Unfolding Opium Poppy for violin & piano

Da Hiphop Raskalz
2006

I Want Candy  Muffletoes
Chickenwing Looneytunes     
Feel Tha Beat The School Rock Band 
Schooldogs Rule The Halls         Muffletoes


with Kurt Vonnegut
Soldier Stories
2005 

The Apotheosis of John Brown
a 30 min oratorio with text adapted from Frederick Douglass

Inspect for Damaged Gods
Soldier String Quartet
2004

Boogie on party people
N'Orleans
Marsh Fugue
unlisted outdoors cut on the CD

Thai Elephant Orchestra
Elephonic Rhapsodies
2004

Rhapsody in Grey
An Elephant's Swan Song
Three Baht Opera



Thai Elephant Orchestra

2001

Jojo
Harmonica Music
Now We're off to Paint

with Kurt Vonnegut
2001
Ice-9 Ballads

Annihilation Life
Dyot Meet Mat
Big Tyrant

the Kropotkins
Five Points Crawl
2000

Truckstop Girls 
Crazy Hannah  (Mo Tucker) 
Drivin' To Spring     

Tangerine Awkestra
Aliens Took My Mom
2000

Aliens took my Mom
Twelve bar blues
Everything is soft


Soldier String Quartet

Sequence Girls
1988

Sequence Girls
Five Little Monsters
Rondo Amos Tutuola

with Komar and Melamid
The People's Choice Music
1997 

composed according to poll results

The most unwanted song 

Robert Dick & Soldier String Quartet
Jazz Standards on Mars
1997

Machine Gun (J Hendrix)
Sometimes, perpetually (R Dick)
Three wishes (O Coleman)

The Kropotkins
1995


Something Crawling Round My Bed (Velevette)
Coal Black Wind (Soldier)

Soldier String Quartet
She's Lightning When She Smiles
1994

Future Blues (Willie Brown)
Prelude (George Gershwin)
Moanin' at Midnight (Howlin' Wolf)

War Prayer
1994

3. I'm going upstairs, I'm going to take off all my clothes

Smut
1992

Dum Caupona Verterem
Graffiti from a 9th century manuscript

Soldier String Quartet
Sojourner Truth
1991 

Lonesome Train
Sojourner Truth
Ezekiel Saw the Wheel

Romances From the Second Line
1990

Easy Street
Letter to Skip James
Tillie's Punctured