DAVID SOLER: guitar player, producer
David Soler plays the guitar, pedal steel and composes music. He feels a predilection for the pedals and artifacts that alter the timbre of the guitar. He likes to abuse electronic tools that allow him to sample the resulting sound of the guitar and reinvent it to exhaustion. He also finds pleasure when he hears and plays a guitar clean and without condiments, as well as in everything that is in the surroundings of that territory.
Always open to heterogeneous genres and influences, David Soler has endeavored to weave his own imaginary sound. A hybridization of languages and timbres that allow you to flow through different styles without giving up the personality that has been made over time. With this background, it is logical that, if necessary, concern and existence have become inseparable synonyms.
After growing professionally and artistically thanks to an inexhaustible and eclectic musical activity, in the year ’99 Soler moved to New York -where he to studied with musicians such as Wayne Krantz, Adam Rogers, David Binney and Steve Cardenas- and shortly after he joined the band of renowned singer-songwriter Jonah Smith, which led him to live there for four years, and later to live on horseback between Barcelona and New York during the last 10 years .
Since then, David Soler has been part of countless projects of all styles, measures and sashimis: sideman for Guilia Valle, Llibert Fortuny, Gorka Benítez, Quique González, Nena Daconte, Ruper Ordorika … This activity has allowed him to stroll with (Such as the New York JVC Jazz Festival, the Heineken Jazzaldia, the Rabat Jazz Festival, or idyllic venues such as the Blue Note (NY), the Greek Theater (LA) or the Vic Theater (Chicago).
Bill Frisell, Messiaen, Ben Monder, Steve Reich, Wayne Krantz, Kurt Rosenwinkel or Igor Stravinksy. Names that inform of an innate curiosity without complexes.