Isadar

Isadar

Real Name:
Fabian Isadar Thibodeaux
Profile:
Isadar has been involved with music all of his life. Born and raised in south Louisiana, Fabian Isadar Thibodeaux was inspired by music he was exposed to as a child, and began playing the piano “by ear” at a very early age. He began formal piano studies at the age of five. By the time Isadar was ten, he had already won an impressive number of awards in local competitions. Piano study continued off and on, shifting to a focus on woodwinds in his teens. Isadar's involvement with his high school's musical rekindled his interest in the piano and triggered improvisational skills which segued into songwriting.

A graduate of the University of Louisiana, Isadar began to professionally record his compositions while a student. These early recordings evolved into his 1997 vocal release, "Dream of the Dead," and were influenced by British recording artists - Kate Bush (in particular, her masterpiece, "The Dreaming"), Thomas Dolby, Peter Gabriel, and US/NYC based performance artist Laurie Anderson. Inspired from attending a performance by pianist Liz Story, Isadar briefly changed his focus to solo piano and recorded his 1990 debut, "Near the Edge of Light." In the early 90's, Isadar concentrated on writing pop music to finance his more artistic work.

Isadar relocated to New York City in 1993 to further pursue his music and recording. His first break came within a year when an advertising firm in New York hired him to create the soundtrack for a Ralph Lauren "Safari" TV ad. He continued to record original music and created mechanical reproductions of his piano recordings for playback in Yamaha Disklavier player-pianos. Isadar's interest in mechanically re-produced music further developed into creating sound recordings of Regina, Polyphon, Symphonion, Troubadour, and Kalliope antique music boxes.

In March 2012, Grammy award winning guitarist and founder of Windham Hill Records, William Ackerman produced a solo piano project for Isadar at his Imaginary Road Studio in Windham County, Vermont. The project, titled Reconstructed, is a re-working and re-recording of tracks Ackerman felt were the strongest from the six solo piano albums Isadar released since 1990. After working together, Ackerman stated, "The music we recorded ranged from the achingly beautiful to the breathtakingly technical, all of this rendered expertly through the unique musical lens that Isadar offers us." The album peaked at the #2 chart position of the Zone Music Reporter for June of the same year and was nominated for "Album Of The Month" for July, and subsequently nominated for "Album Of The Year" by the Spanish website, ReviewsNewAge. The album went on to be submitted for consideration into 5 categories for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

Isadar resides in New York City. He continues to write, record and make music videos to accompany his work as he has time. His music is globally distributed through iTunes. - Mainya Music Entertainment
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Artist

Isadar Discography

Albums

IPCD-0100 (CD) / IPCT-011 (Cassette), MME-0100 Isadar Near The Edge Of Light (Piano Solos)(CD + Cass) Is-A-Door Productions, Mainya Music Entertainment IPCD-0100 (CD) / IPCT-011 (Cassette), MME-0100 USA & Canada 1990 Sell This Version
MME-0700 Isadar Elevations (Electronic Soundscapes)(CD, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0700 US 1994 Sell This Version
MME-0200 Isadar Dream Of The Dead(CD, Album, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0200 US 1997 Sell This Version
MME-0225 Isadar Dream Of The Dead (Instrumental Version)(CD, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0225 US 1997 Sell This Version
MME-0300 Isadar Cycles(CD, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0300 US 1998 Sell This Version
MME-0350 Isadar Cycles (Instrumental Version)(CD, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0350 US 1998 Sell This Version
MME-0500 Isadar In Search For The Meaning Of Christmas (Solo Piano)(CD, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0500 US 1999 Sell This Version
MME-0400 Isadar Active Imagination (Solo Piano)(CD, Album, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0400 USA & Canada 1999 Sell This Version
MME-0800 Isadar The Journey (Piano)(CD, Album, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0800 US 2000 Sell This Version
MME-0101 Isadar The Purple Heart (Improvisational Solo Piano)(CD, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0101 US 2003 Sell This Version
MME-0113 Isadar Lessons In Love - Part 1 of 3 (Instrumental Version)(CD, Album) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0113 US 2005 Sell This Version
MME-0110 Isadar Lessons In Love - Part 1 of 3(CD, Album) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0110 US 2005 Sell This Version
MME-0112 Isadar Lessons In Love - Part 3 of 3(CD, Album) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0112 US 2005 Sell This Version
MME-0111 Isadar Lessons In Love - Part 2 of 3(CD, Album) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0111 US 2005 Sell This Version
MME-0115 Isadar Lessons In Love - Part 3 of 3 (Instrumental Version)(CD, Album) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0115 US 2005 Sell This Version
MME-0114 Isadar Lessons In Love - Part 2 of 3 (Instrumental Version)(CD, Album) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0114 US 2005 Sell This Version
MME-0160 Isadar Scratching The Surface - Sampler (Disc 1 - Solo Piano)(CD, Album, Smplr) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0160 US 2006 Sell This Version
MME-0120 Isadar Private Property(CD, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0120 US 2006 Sell This Version
MME-0125 Isadar Private Property (Instrumental Version)(CD, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0125 US 2006 Sell This Version
MME-0167 Isadar Scratching The Surface - Sampler (Disc 2 - Electro-Voice) (Instrumental Version)(CD, Album, Smplr) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0167 US 2006 Sell This Version
MME-0165 Isadar Scratching The Surface - Sampler (Disc 2 - Electro-Voice)(CD, Album, Smplr) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0165 US 2006 Sell This Version
MME-0170 Isadar Life V.2.o(CD, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0170 US 2007 Sell This Version
MME-0175 Isadar Life V.2.o (Instrumental Version)(CD, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0175 US 2007 Sell This Version
MME-0180 Isadar The Omega Point(CD, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0180 US 2008 Sell This Version
MME-0185 Isadar The Omega Point (Instrumental Version)(CD, Alb) Mainya Music Entertainment MME-0185 US 2008 Sell This Version