The Music of Dave Soldier

Dave Soldier
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Dave Soldier has been active in a number of contexts over the last 20 years. His web site features his major releases, with sample tracks from each. For the adventurous, start with The People’s Choice Music, Water Music from The Thai Elephant Orchestra, or various tracks from his Brainwave Music offering.

However, you can’t go wrong with any of the releases.

He also participates in the Entertaining Science series.

6 pm, Sunday, January 9, 2010
and successive second Sundays of each month
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, NY NY 10014
212 989-9319

admission $10
with chemist Roald Hoffman and Brad Garton & Dave Soldier’s Brainwave Music Project
After a hiatus over the summer, Entertaining Science, which since 2002 has paired public lectures by prominent scientists with performances by artists who address the lecture’s theme, returns for a monthly series at the Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village. The series will run at 6 pm on the second Sunday of each month, and is coordinated by chemist and poet Roald Hoffman of Cornell University with composer and neuroscientist Dave Soldier of Columbia University.

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December Point of Departure

From Point of Departure:

Page One: a column by Bill Shoemaker

A Fickle Sonance: a column by Art Lange

The Book Cooks:
African Rhythms: The Autobiography of Randy Weston
Composed by Randy Weston + Arranged by Willard Jenkins (Duke University Press; Durham, North Carolina)

Far Cry: a column by Brian Morton

Moment’s Notice: Reviews of Recent Recordings

Ezz-thetics: a column by Stuart Broomer

Travellin’ Light: Harris Eisenstadt

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Music and More Reviews

From Music and More:

Jason Stein’s Locksmith Isidore – Three Kinds of Happiness (NotTwo, 2010)
Szilard Mezei – February Fadontes (No Business, 2010)
The Dave Liebman Group – Turnaround: The Music of Ornette Coleman (Jazzwerkstatt, 2010)
Adam Lane’s Full Throttle Orchestra – Ashcan Rantings (Clean Feed, 2010)

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Classical Music Listings From The New York Times


Bargemusic (Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday) Works by Scarlatti, Corelli, Marini, Castello, Fontana and Mazzocchi, Stravinsky, Debussy, Dai Fujikura and Toshio Hosokawa, Poul Ruders, Frederic Rzewski, John Psathas and John Adams. Sunday at 3 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m., Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing next to the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn , (718) 624-2083,; $35; $30 for 65+, $15 for students. (Kozinn)

Gloria Cheng, Calder Quartet (Wednesday) Works by Pierre Boulez, Thomas Adès, Kaija Saariaho and Messiaen. At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 505-3474,; $20. (Schweitzer)

Stephen Clarke (Monday) Works by visionary Italian modernist composer Giacinto Scelsi (1905-88). At 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 8), Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 505-3474,; $15. (Tommasini)

TwoSense (Tuesday) Works by Janacek, Stephen Feigenbaum, Paul Kerekes, Andy Akiho, Jerome Kitzke, Kate Moore and Iva Bittova. At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 505-3474,; $15. (Kozinn)

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Tim Berne
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Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society (Thursday) For this one-nighter, part of an East Coast mini-tour presented by Search and Restore, the band shares the bill with Fight the Big Bull, a large ensemble from Richmond, Va. At 8 p.m., Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues, Gowanus, Brooklyn , (718) 855-3388,; $15, students $12. (Chinen)

The Bad Plus (Friday through Sunday) Friday at 9:30 and 11:30 p.m.; Saturday at 9 and 11 p.m. (both sold out); Sunday at 9 and 11 p.m. (the 9 p.m. show is sold out), Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village , (212) 255-4037,; Friday, $150 cover, which includes both sets, finger foods and a $25 drink credit; Sunday at 11 p.m., $25 cover with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

Tim Berne’s Los Totopos (Thursday) With Matt Mitchell on piano, Oscar Noriega on clarinets and Ches Smith on drums. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village , (212) 989-9319,; $10 cover, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

Jon Irabagon and Collective Language (Thursday) With Adam Kromelow on piano, Peter Brendler on bass and Gregg Bendian on drums. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 Broadway, at 51st Street , (212) 582-2121,; $25 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

The Overtone Quartet (Wednesday and Thursday) Dave Holland, with Chris Potter on saxophones, Jason Moran on piano and Eric Harland on drums. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton , (212) 581-3080,; $30 and $40, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Angelica Sanchez and Tony Malaby (Saturday) The Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village ,; $10 per set. (Chinen)

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