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A. Louie

Alexina Louie: distant memories

life date 1949- present
birthplace B.C. Canada
Childhood studies studied with jean lyons, received ARCT from RCM, later studied composition at college with Pauline Oliveros
Received what awards Masters degree from university of California, two junos, honorary doctorate from university of California, and Order of Canada.
married to Alex Pauk; two daughters
career taught composition, theory, college teaching
style mixture of traditional Asian, Canadian first nations, and western, influenced by Stravinsky and Debussy,varied harmonic language, musical humour
famous works Burnt toast(opera), demon gates(chamber music)
section A consists of chromatic melody, senza misura, rolling runs and trills between hands, sounds like bells
section B Rocking rhythm, quasi berceuse(French for lullaby), slightly chromatic, key of A major, many time sig. changes
Section C Broad melody and harmony, key of A, slightly modified tonal center, time changes, ends with rocking motion
Returned section A slightly modified, ends with slowing rit., perdendosi, Db's and F's sound alone at end
form Arch form
genre keyboard work
key no tonal center really, mainly A major
Senza misura "no measure"
perdendosi "dying away"
Created by: olaurie