songs

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.

Places (2009)

the debut album of Light in August

selected scores

A Round The Sun (2014)

An ongoing collection of rounds about nature and the cosmos

Bhairavi (2012)

orchestra piece that explores the Indian mode by the same name

over the anvil we stretch (2012)

violin, harp

Woodwind Quintet (2012)

a short piece in just intonation

Ruina (2012)

classical guitar, prepared piano, tuned gongs

ჰარმონიები (2012)

accordion solo

'Sweater Wolf' trio (2011)

cello, viola, violin

The Lyre Bird (2011)

for percussion trio and bird calls

Theme from 'Identity' (2011)

string ensemble

Cello Etude #1 (2010)

a short piece exploring natural harmonics and left hand pizzicatos

Joga (2010)

Bjork arrangement for french horn and string quartet

Lake Catherine (2010)

voice and charango (or guitar)

Trio Etude #1 (2010)

flute, charango, and percussion

Invention in D major (2008)

piano

Arco Iris (2007)

piano duet

Suspend (2006)

voice, guitar, piano

Measuring Eternity (2004)

solo classical guitar

writings

On the Conception and Measure of Consonance (2012)

for the Acoustics Issue of the Leonardo Music Journal

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instrumental

The Plain of Jars (2012)

Just Intonation guitar duo (co-composed with Brendan Byrnes)

ჰარმონიები (2012)

accordion solo

Ruina (2012)

classical guitar, prepared piano, gongs

The Lyre Bird (2012)

percussion trio

Enjera EP (2011)

A short collection of compositions for sitar, bansuri, tabla, slide guitar and tuning fork + an arrangement of George Harrison's 'Within You Without You'.

Arco Iris (2008)

pretty piano

Arco Iris

film

Botes al Amanecer (2012)

co-composed with Ivan Carames, screened at Cannes Film Festival

Died 100 Times (2012)

sound design

Dogs of War (2012)

slide guitar and sound design

Vampire Gastelbrau (2011)

violin and accordion

Sweater Wolf (2011)

string trio

Identity (2011)

classical guitar, reverse piano, viola da gamba

Khalela (2010)

Light in August music video

Annabelle and Bear (2010)

opening montage featuring song "Headline News"


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scores Scores

videos

MicroFest (2013)

premier of Dylan Thomas song cycle

Ear Meal (2013)

A live performance on LA's Ear Meal webcast

Stars, Songs, Faces (2012)

my graduate composer recital

MicroFest 2013

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

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Alex Wand is a composer originally from Michigan, and has studied at the U of M School of Music and CalArts with composers Bright Sheng, Michael Fink, Ulrich Krieger, and Wolfgang von Schweinitz. He finds value in learning about non-western music, in particular, North Indian, Eastern European, Spanish, Brazilian and Mexican traditions. He finds value in storytelling, often in the form of a song, or as music for film, animation, and dance. He is interested in the fields of acoustics and just intonation and also finds them to be valuable sources of inspiration. Together with these influences, Alex incorporates an element of folksiness in his music. He sings and plays guitar, sitar and other various stringed instruments and performs in Three Thirds and PARTCH.

Stars, Songs, Faces (2012)

program notes, poems, lyrics

The Plain of Jars

just intonation guitar duet

ჰარმონიები

accordion solo

Ruina

classical guitar, prepared piano, gongs

The Lyre Bird

percussion trio

Moon Rondeau + Lake Catherine

folky songs

Reverend Elisha Mitchell + 25 Cent Avocados

more folky songs

DB Cooper

a true story

The Great Hunt

a song cycle based on poems by Carl Sandburg

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