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Choosing to go only by his middle name for his professional recording career, Fabian Isadar Thibodeaux first began piano lessons at age five. In junior high school, Isadar's interests switched to woodwinds, but he rediscovered his original instrument at 17 and decided to stick with it. While studying at the University of Louisiana, Isadar began working on songs that would later be released on his 1997 release, Dream of the Dead, which was strongly inspired by Kate Bush's The Dreaming. However, Isadar's musical interests were not limited to pop. He was also influenced by Windham Hill-style instrumentals, and his first album, Near the Edge of the Light, was a collection of piano solos. From 1995-1998 Isadar took a break from recording, but in 1999 he issued two albums, Active Imagination and In Search of the Meaning of Christmas, both of which had been recorded back to back in a day's session. In 2000 The Journey came out, and in 2003 The Purple Heart, improvisational piano music dedicated to the victims of 9/11, was released. The next year's record, Lessons in Love, saw a return to the pop found on Dream of the Dead, as did 2005's Private Property. In 2006 Isadar issued Elevations: Electronic Soundscapes.
Isadar (born Fabian Isadore Thibodeaux (pron.: /ˈɪəoʊ/ TIB-ə-doh) ; March 7, 1968) is an American Pianist, singer-songwriter, musician, recording artist, music video director, and record producer. He is known for his one-man band approach of multi-tracking his vocal music in recording studios as well as self-producing his music videos. Although he does not perform live, he occasionally tours promoting his solo piano projects and actively promotes his music videos on public access television. His piano music is featured on Pandora Radio, (including a separate Isadar (Holiday) station featuring his Christmas piano music), the "Soundscapes" channel of Music Choice, XM Sirius Radio - Channel 68 The Spa, in Canada on GalaxiePLUS Radio's The Spa, and on the David Nevue created Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio online radio station.
Early life 
Isadar was born in Church Point, Louisiana, and is a Cajun of Acadian ancestry. He is a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Crowley, Louisiana. He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In his teens, Isadar played flute, piccolo and oboe in his high school band and was the Drum Major during marching band season. He was a member of the mixed vocal and hand-bell choirs at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Lafayette, Louisiana. He had minor roles and contributed musically in area community and college theatre productions. According to an interview published in The Huffington Post, he is distantly related to the former child actor Keith Thibodeaux best known for playing "Little Ricky" in the popular I Love Lucy and The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour television shows.
Musical style 
Isadar was first inspired by 80s British pop music, particularly the music of Kate Bush. He was also inspired by music made with the Fairlight CMI. However, after attending a Baton Rouge, Louisiana concert in 1989 by Windham Hill pianist Liz Story, Isadar began to also compose solo works for the piano.
In March of 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.
During the production of his 1998 album Cycles, Isadar acquired a Fairlight CMI from Herbie Hancock through Hancock's producer Bill Laswell. Isadar also utilizes the Disklavier player-piano in the production of his solo piano recordings. He additionally releases his piano music in this unique software format.
Cover Songs 
Isadar has covered two Madonna songs, "Burning Up" & "Get Together". He also made a cover of Kate Bush's "Running Up that Hill (A Deal with God)". Music videos were made for all three of these covers. For his 2007 album, LiFe v.2.o he made a cover of Toni Childs' song "Dreamer." He has also made two solo piano covers of two compositions written by pianist Liz Story, "Wedding Rain" & "Things With Wings".
Video Projects 
Isadar has appeared in many self-produced and directed music videos designed to accompany his vocal music. Among the best known is "Dream Of The Dead" which was directly influenced by the album The Dreaming by Kate Bush.
Several collections of Isadar's music videos have been released on DVD. Additionally, DVD volumes of his solo piano performances have also been released.
Series One & Two of his music videos and piano performances were cable-casted in 2009 and 2010 (re-aired in 2012) on New York City's public access television station, Manhattan Neighborhood Network. In 2010 and 2011, these same two Series also aired in California on Channel LA36, a public access television station reaching the greater Los Angeles area. Series One was converted into an iTunes Store Video Podcast.