For your GRAMMY consideration

My album is on the first round ballot for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. 

PHEROMONE is on the ballot for:

Classical Instrumental Solo

Track Number 1, Fractus III: Aerophoneme for flute and live electronic sound by Eli Fieldsteel is on the ballot for: 

Contemporary Classical Composition

Pheromone comes out on Friday the 13th!

My 3rd solo CD, Pheromone, will be released on November 13th.

If you're in the NYC area: I'm playing all the pieces on the album at Scholes Street Studio in Brooklyn on Sunday, November 1st. Link to Facebook event page.

If you're in Wichita, KS: I'm playing 4 of the 6 pieces from the album at the KNOB Festival on Saturday, November 7th. Link to event.

If you're in the San Francisco area: To celebrate, I'll be bringing some baked vegan goodies to the New Music Open Mic at the Center for New Music on SUNDAY, November 15th. I will also be performing one piece from the album at the Open Mic. Link to event.

Everywhere else: You can buy my album! CDs and digital downloads will soon be available everywhere on November 13th. In the meantime, you can pre-order the CD or digital downloads from Bandcamp. iTunes and Amazon both have downloads available for pre-sale too.

Introducing Aerocade Music

The big project I've been working on this summer is the launch of Aerocade Music, my new little independent record label. In addition to my own releases, Aerocade will produce a series of releases by A/B Duo in 2016. I am especially honored to release Post-Haste Reed Duo's debut CD on the Aerocade Music label in January 2016. 

I originally intended to just release my own projects on this label but an opportunity to work with Post-Haste Reed Duo sprang up so now I'm releasing other artists' music too! Aerocade Music and I are legit now! Most of the hard work these last new months were related to starting an actual company. 

Our first release will be my 3rd solo album, Pheromone, coming out on November 13, 2015. You can listen to one of the tracks now on the video I made for track 3 on the album: Pencilled Wings by Emma O'Halloran featuring Jacob Abela on piano.

Video shot on my iPhone 6. 

Working hard!

I've been busy with a couple huge projects lately. One of them, I will share with you in a month or two. The other is: my 3rd album! I just finished recording it and it will be mastered next week. I am hoping for a November release. 

I recorded Eli Fieldsteel's  Fractus III: Aerophoneme  with my Sankyo Kingma system flute. Even though the piece doesn't require a Kingma system flute, it was nice to use it because of the many quarter tone passages in the piece. 

I recorded Eli Fieldsteel's Fractus III: Aerophoneme with my Sankyo Kingma system flute. Even though the piece doesn't require a Kingma system flute, it was nice to use it because of the many quarter tone passages in the piece. 

The album will contain the following works:

Fractus III: Aerophoneme for flute and live electronic sound by Eli Fieldsteel
Huge Blank Canvas Neck Tattoo for alto flute and digital delay by Gregory C. Brown
Pencilled Wings for flute, piano, and stereo playback by Emma O'Halloran
60.8% for bass flute and electronics by Douglas Laustsen
Pheromone for flute(s), piano, and electronics by Isaac Schankler
Etude for contrabass flute and TI83+ calculator by Matthew Joseph Payne

I can't wait to share this album with you! I've been working very hard and am really proud of it.