ALEX WAND Composer. Songwriter. Singer.
Alex is a Grammy Award-winning musician and composer based in Los Angeles. His music has been described as having “melody lines that can circle through one’s head for days after listening, begging to be rewound and re-listened and timbres and layers that are supremely joyful and poignant and at times absolutely laid bare in their sincerity”. He is a guitarist and singer who has performed at venues and festivals from California to Tibet such as REDCAT, MicroFest, the Bootleg Theater, and the Xinghai International Poetry Festival. Alex performs as a solo artist and in Three Thirds, Desert Magic, and Partch.
He often writes music for film and dance with recent projects including The Harvest Run (full-length documentary), Porcupine (dramatic narrative starring W. Earl Brown), and Sometimes I Fall, an evening-length dance piece by Carlon + Lollie Dance Company. In 2014, he founded Song A Day, a challenge to musicians to write and upload a song every day for a month. With sessions every January and July, the collective has written over 4,000 songs.
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.