Raggled, Taggled & Retuned, a concert I curated as part of MicroFest 2014. The theme: Folk Music meets Just Intonation. Three Thirds play Woody Guthrie arrangements and folk-inspired originals. The highlight must have been ‘Buffalo Skinner’ wsg/ Larry Polansky during which we play through a 5.1 earthquake! The quake happens around 5:30 in the last video.
Buffalo Skinner: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie (2014)
The Great Hunt (2012)
A setting of a Carl Sandburg poem
Common Thread (2012)
Sweater Weather (2010)
An album ranging from folky pop songs to sitar/tabla/flute instrumentals.
An original song cycle using three Dylan Thomas poems:
A process in the weather of the heart
Should Lanterns Shine
Do not go gentle into that good night
Alex is a Los Angeles based composer and songwriter interested in non-western music, poetry, storytelling, and alternate tuning systems. He has performed at venues and festivals from California to Tibet such as REDCAT, Art Share, The University of Minnesota, and the Xinghai International Poetry Festival. Alex sings and plays guitar, sitar and other various stringed instruments and performs as a solo artist and in Three Thirds and PARTCH. Originally from Detroit, he studied music composition at the University of Michigan and at CalArts with composers Bright Sheng, Michael Fink, Ulrich Krieger, and Wolfgang von Schweinitz.