Composer and musician Dave Soldier is back in our studios working on the new classical album featuring opera singer Elena Mindlina.
Soldier, who leads a double life as a musician and neuroscientist and Columbia University, composes music in a variety of genres from experimental avant-garde to classical to jazz. Most of his work is collaborative, with projects including the Thai Elephant Orchestra consisting of 14 elephants in northern Thailand, the cult Delta-punk band the Kropotkins, the Soldier String Quartet, the Brainwave Music Project, and coaching children to compose their own music in Harlem, Brooklyn, and Guatemala.
Elena Mindlina is a Russian-born soprano singer whose recent endeavors include touring Russia earlier this Spring in collaboration with pianist and composer Ivan Alexandrov. Aside from opera singing, Mindlina teaches voice and violin at her private studio in New York, as well as giving masterclasses in vocal technique in various Russian observations.