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Kristi Allik: Biography

Kristi Allik
1952 -
Region: Ontario

Kristi Allik

Kristi A. Allik was born in Toronto. She has received degrees from the University of Southern California, Princeton University and the University of Toronto. Her teachers include John Weinzweig, James Hopkins, Frederick Leseman, Lothar Klein, Oskar Morawetz and Milton Babbit. She has received numerous commissions and awards including Canada Council grants, Ontario Arts Council grants, a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, a Chalmers Foundation Award, the Federation of University Women Award and the Irving G. Mills Award. She has had performances of her works in Europe, USA and Canada.

As a composer, Allik has always been fascinated with unusual sounds. She became interested in electronic music approximately six years ago and, since that time, much of her work has dealt with electroacoustic sound and its various timbral possibilities. Allik is also interested in combining music with other artistic media. She has written an opera, been involved with theatrical productions, and has written a number of integrated media works. Above all, she is interested in increasing general awareness with her art.

Currently, Allik is on Faculty at Queen's University School of Music where she teaches composition, computer music and music theory.

Photo credit & copyright Robert Mulder 2009

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