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 open the show with their project A Cure For Hysteria, featuring the music of Elizabeth A. Baker.
ELIZABETH A. BAKER A Cure For Hysteria
ISAAC SCHANKLER Because Patterns/Deep State ***ALBUM RELEASE***
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 violin/performance art duo whose mission is to bring intersectional feminism into the concert hall through immersive performance experiences that challenge our audience and community, encourage audience members to demand more diverse programming from their musical institutions, and for us to learn more about the histories of women in a white male dominated canon.