Monday, September 10, 2007

Alexina Louie (1949-)

Sierra Club


Born in 1949, Alexina Louie's passion for music began when she discovered the piano at the age of seven. Dreams of becoming a concert pianist were shattered when she injured her wrist. Having so suddenly and completely lost this mode of expression, she decided to pursue a master's degree in composition at the University of California at San Diego. For ten years, she also taught electronic music at colleges in the Los Angeles area. Louie first attained national and international recognition with her O Magnum Mysterium: In Memoriam Glenn Gould in 1982. Since that time she has received major commissions from more than 25 international and national organizations. In 1986 the Canadian Music Council named her composer of the year, with special mention given to The Ringing Earth, a majestic piece prepared for the gala opening of Expo 86 at Vancouver, British Columbia's Orpheum Theatre. She is currently living in Toronto, Ontario, and is closely associated with the contemporary music ensemble, Esprit Contemporain, under the direction of Alex Pauk. [Adapted from Abilene Christian University]


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