Alex Wand is a composer interested in folk music, multispecies flourishing, social practice art, and dance/multimedia collaborations. 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” (New Classic LA).
He is the founder of an underground online music community called Song A Day where he has posted over 600 original songs under the name Rufus Dumont. His music has been released on MicroFest Records, Hungry Badger Records, and Frog Peak Music (A Composers’ Collective). He studied music at the University of Michigan and at CalArts and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in music composition at UC Santa Cruz.
early music, futurism, songwriting, sound studies, acoustic ecology, just intonation
On the Conception of Measure of Consonance (article) — Leonardo Music Journal, Volume 22, 2012
The Great Hunt (album) — Microfest Records, 2017
Carretera (album) — Symbol Records, 2020
Music for Dance 2017-2020 (album) — self-release, 2021
81 Tao Songs (Songbook) — Frog Peak Music, 2021
Mapping Sonic Futurities (article) — Refract, An Open Access Visual Studies Journal, Fall 2022
Grammy Award for Plectra and Percussion Dances, an album by the Partch Ensemble.