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date: 17 August 2019

Allik, Kristi (Anne )locked

  • Andra McCartney


(Anne )

(b Toronto, Feb 6, 1952). Canadian composer. She earned the BMus (1975) from the University of Toronto, the MFA (1977) from Princeton University and the DMA (1982) from the University of Southern California. Her teachers included John Weinzweig, Gustav Ciamaga, Nadia Boulanger and Oscar Peterson at the University of Tornto and Milton Babbitt and Claudio Spies at Princeton. After teaching at the Royal Conservatory and the University of Western Ontario, she began teaching at Queen’s University (Kingston) in 1988, where she became the director of the Electroacoustic Music Studios and the Computer Laboratory for Application in Music in 1996.

Serialism, minimalism, jazz and Estonian folksong have all influenced Allik's compositional style. Her epic opera Loom Sword River (1982) uses layered vocal ostinati, as well as exploring the possibilities of the voice as a percussion instrument. In the early 1980s she became interested in tape and computer music. Since that time she has produced many electro-acoustic works, multimedia performances and interactive installations. ...

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Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (Toronto, 2/1992)