Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Composer/performer Dave Soldier, who has challenged the boundaries of music in projects including the Thai Elephant Orchestra and The Most Wanted and Unwanted Songs, offers a collection of work for classical musicians on "Chamber Music". His chamber pieces are highly virtuosic and are imbued with an overarching reference to American folk and urban musical styles. The pieces have attracted the participation of some stellar performers, including: Regina Carter, violinist, and recent winner of a MacArthur "genius" award; Erik Friedlander, classical cellist and experimental improviser; William Schimmel, widely considered the world 's most virtuosic classical accordionist; Robert Dick, the primary innovator of extended techniques for flute; and Walter Hilse, one of our era 's best interpreters of polyphonic organ music.
Personnel: David Soldier (electric guitar, harmonica, triangle, electronics); Rebecca Cherry, Regina Carter , Laura Seaton (violin); Richard Auldon Clark (viola); Dawn Avery, Erik Friedlander (cello); Robert Dick (flute); William Schimmel (accordion); Walter Hilse (organ).
Audio Mixer: David Soldier.
Recording information: Acme Studios, Mamaroneck, NY; Park Avenue Christian Church, New York, NY.
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