Isaac Schankler Album Release & The Furies
April 4, 2019
Art Share L.A.
Equal Sound’s First Thursdays series at Art Share continues with an album release concert for Isaac Schankler’s Because Patterns in a performance featuring collaborations with Vicki Ray, Aron Kallay, and Scott Worthington. Intersectional feminist performance art violin duo The Furies join the bill with their project A Cure For Hysteria, featuring the music of Elizabeth A. Baker, Eve Beglarian, Olga Neuwirth, and ThunderCunt.
All attendees will receive a free download of Isaac’s new album, courtesy of Aerocade Music!
Beer provided by Angel City Brewery.
ProgramOLGA NEUWIRTH ad auras...in memorium H.
THUNDERCUNT Incidental Music I
ELIZABETH A. BAKER A Cure For Hysteria
THUNDERCUNT Incidental Music II
EVE BEGLARIAN Well Spent
ISAAC SCHANKLER Because Patterns
Isaac Schankler is a composer, accordionist, and electronic musician living in Los Angeles. Their music has been described as “powerful” (Sequenza21), “delightful” (I Care If You Listen), “ingenious” (The Artificialist), “masterfully composed” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), and “the antidote to sentimentality” (LA Times). Schankler’s recent performances and commissions include works for the Nouveau Classical Project, the Ray-Kallay Duo, Friction Quartet, gnarwhallaby, the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Lorelei Ensemble, Juventas New Music Ensemble, flutist Meerenai Shim, and bass-baritone Nicholas Isherwood. As a composer for video games, Schankler has written music for critically acclaimed and award-winning independent games, including Ladykiller in a Bind, Analogue: A Hate Story, Hate Plus, Redshirt, and Depression Quest.
The Furies is a contemporary violin duo whose mission is to bring intersectional feminism into the concert hall through immersive performance experiences that challenge our audience and community, for us to learn more about the histories of women in a white male dominated canon, and to encourage audience members to demand more diverse programming from their musical institutions. Since their premiere at Oh My Ears festival in Phoenix (Winter of 2018), The Furies has since performed at the Hot Air Festival in San Francisco, the New Music Hollywood series at Urban First Aid, ArtShare L.A., and again at OME (2019). Their programs range in genre, including contemporary classical to experimental works such as that of Olga Neuwirth, Anna Clyne, Eve Beglarian, Vanessa Lann, Laura Cetilia, Elizabeth A Baker, as well as original arrangements of popular songs such as music by Bjork and ThunderCunt. Dedicated to inspiring youth to becoming creative and forward-thinking leaders, they presented their first workshop to Little Opera in S.F, spring 2018, and are extending their educational programming into their communities in after school programming.
Their spring season programming is centered around their sixty minute show, A Cure for Hysteria. This performance piece explores the gendered term ‘hysteria,’ and its social implications.