Isaac Schankler is a Los Angeles-based composer and improviser whose music has been described as “extraordinarily eclectic” and “masterfully composed” by the Boston Musical-Intelligencer. His recent chamber opera Light and Power, commissioned and premiered by Juventas New Music Ensemble, was the winner of the 2012 American Prize in Opera Performance, and has also been recognized by awards and grants from the National Opera Association and Meet the Composer. Isaac holds degrees from the University of Southern California (DMA) and the University of Michigan (MM, BM).
LISTEN: With Such Teeth for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion
Alexandra Loutsion, soprano; University of Southern California Contemporary Music Ensemble, Donald Crockett, conductor; text by Jillian Burcar