Isaac Levien


In the last five years, I’ve had the fortune of working with an incredible range of collaborators and clients including painters, filmmakers, sculptors, poets, dancers, comedians, carpenters, game designers, and others.

I’ve composed, played, produced, and performed for and alongside opera singers, electronic producers, folk musicians, jazz bands, and avant garde groups.

Intersections and novelty excite me, but so does working in more traditional mediums. I continue to work with the old friends, mentors, and new voices in Jazz. Whether jamming with Altus or producing the soundtrack for a Grand Tea Master’s puppet show, I do my best to stay focused on the exploration, the community, and, of course, the sound.

Explore some of my recent projects below.


Altus is an ensemble assembled by Dave Adewumi and Isaac Levien. Over the course of a few years the project has developed into a quintet with Neta Raanan, Nathan Reising, and Ryan Sands also contributing their instrumental and compositional talents.


Anthropocene is a multidisciplinary project examining the connection between humanity and its environment.


Clak is a Brooklyn based band that is all about the intersection of songs, and improvisation. Clak is also an onomatopoeia. Think high heels, tapping fingernails, the satisfying sound an idol of victory makes when you present said object to a detractor with a confident 'clak' on the surface in front of them. etc.


A work in progress. In dedication to youth climate protesters around the world.

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Film and poetry collaboration with vocalist and composer Wenceslas Ostasenko, writer and poet Nathan Savoy, and visual artist Conor Bloomer.

Trailer for the Hamblet Award winning art installation

Collaboration with composer and vocalist Wenceslas Ostasenko and visual artists Conor Bloomer and James Menz

Vénus à l'aube

Collaboration with composer and vocalist Wenceslas Ostasenko and film maker Anna Ostasenko.

Gong Fu Cha

A teaser. of a collaboration with composer and vocalist Wenceslas Ostasenko and filmmaker Anna Ostasenko