Isabel Douglass

Isabeau_Global CPH_foto Kristoffer Juel

An accordionist dedicated to creating a personalized musical vocabulary through combining Romani folkloric techniques with experimental song forms.

Originally from San Francisco, Isabel has performed with ensembles performing a wide variety of genres, including Argentinian tango, klezmer, cumbia, indi-pop, rembetika, and Romanian.

Since moving to Copenhagen, she has been performing with groups such as Isabeau, Tigertræning, and Simon Hansen.

email: booking@tonechamber.org    telephone: +45 6065 3401

Education


The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg

Master's degree, Global Music
2013 - 2015
I studied in the rhythmic department of RAMA in an innovative graduate program called GLOMAS. We focused on developing methods for musicians from culturally diverse backgrounds to collaborate artistically and through business ventures. The emphasis is both on the musical outcome and the process by which it is arrived by. My particular line of research during this education was in the Romani music of Bucharest, Romania.


Music Mentorship with Vasile Alexandru

Lăutărească Music - Theory and Repertoire 2013 - 2015


Private Accordion Lessons with Buzor Nenic

Accordion technique applied to Romanian Romani music
2011 - 2015

 

San Francisco State University

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Global Music Studies
2005 - 2007

 

Amala School

Romani Music, Language, and Culture
2003
A Summer school specializing in Serbian Romani culture. During this season I studied Romani accordion techniques and Romani language.

Private Music Instruction and Field Research in Iași, Romania Romanian Roma Music
2003


Private Music Instruction and Field Research in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Romanian Folkloric Music
2001