Isaac Schankler is a composer, pianist, accordionist and electronic musician living in Los Angeles. Lauded as “extraordinarily eclectic” and “masterfully composed” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), his music is inspired by improvisation, indeterminacy, spoken language, narrative, and puzzles.
Schankler’s recent honors include awards and grants from Meet the Composer, the National Opera Association, the American Composers Forum, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the American Prize. He is a past winner of the USC Sadye J. Moss Composition Prize and the ASCAP/Lotte Lehmann Foundation Art Song Competition, as well as a finalist in the ASCAP/SEAMUS Commission Competition. Recent commissions include works for the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, wild up, Lorelei Ensemble, Juventas New Music Ensemble, bass-baritone Nicholas Isherwood, pianist Aron Kallay, and violinist Andrew Tholl.
(Source: Personal Website)