Alexander Wand

Art Discipline: 
Val Verde, CA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Oct 1, 2012 to Nov 9, 2012

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 the bands Light in August, Three Thirds and Our Brother the Native.