People Inside Electronics

People Inside Electronics

People Inside Electronics (PIE) is a collective of music makers working at the intersection of technology, music, and related arts. We produce and present electroacoustic concerts and intermedia performances using creative technologies. 

Isaac Schankler (they/them)

Artistic Director

Composer, accordionist, electronic musician

Jen Wang (she/her)

Executive Director

Composer, singer, fiber artist

Richard An (he/him)

Associate Director

Composer, pianist

Mu-Xuan Lin (she/her)

Associate Director

Composer, writer, curator-dramaturg, translator

Cristina Lord (she/her)

Associate Director

Composer, electronic musician, pianist

David García Saldaña (he/him)

Associate Director

Composer, singer, writer, digital media artist

Commitment To Diversity

PIE believes that arts organizations function as a reflection of the communities they serve, and their relevance, and therefore the scope and meaning of their work, is bounded by the diversity and openness of their community: the audience members they draw, the artists they program and commission, and the stakeholders that lead and support them. In encouraging cultural diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, we challenge ourselves to dismantle historical forces that have limited the power of our art to reach others, and we strengthen the relevance and richness of the music we support. Inclusion of diverse voices is an essential aspect of a vibrant, healthy artistic community.

The focus of PIE’s programming is electroacoustic music, a genre rich in history and possibility. Its history comprises both a fraught relationship to institutions that reinforced financial and educational barriers to access, and a long tradition of experimental artists that shaped electroacoustic music into a field less bound to tradition than classical music. We believe that this music can be a wide world of possibility in which underrepresented voices and non-conformist methods and approaches can take root. We believe that continuing to improve access to the field for women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and other underrepresented voices will nurture the future of electroacoustic music while also honoring the thread of openness and inclusiveness that has been with it since its inception.