Singing Rounds with Studio Resident Alex Wand

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April 27th, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Camera Obscura Art Lab
1450 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Singing Rounds with Studio Resident Alex Wand

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Saturday, 4/27, 1pm-2pm
Cost: Free!
To register click on the link or call 310-458-2239.
Experience the joy of group singing! In this session, we will sing rounds with some guitar accompaniment; round singing is a musical form where one group starts off with a melody and the next group starts with the same melody a bit later and so on. The result is a harmonious canon of voices in perpetual motion. The workshop is meant for non-musicians and musicians alike; all are welcome!
Alex Wand is a Grammy Award-winning musician and composer based in Los Angeles. He performs as a solo artist and with the groups Desert Magic and The Partch Ensemble. He often collaborates with filmmakers, dancers, and coders, to create music scores that involve his interests in just intonation, sonification, folk music, and sound art. 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. For his Camera Obscura residency project, he is exploring the sonification of kinetic information from ocean waves as a part of his broader study of the range of sounds that can be drawn from the environment.

Singing Rounds with Studio Resident Alex Wand