Kristi Allik

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[1][2] Kristi Allik (born 6 February 1952) is a Canadian music educator and composer.


Born Kristi Anne Allik 6 February 1952 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto, a Master of Fine Arts degree from Princeton University and doctorate from the University of Southern California. She studied composition under John Weinzweig, Oskar Morawetz, Lothar Klein, Gustav Ciamaga, James Hopkins, Frederick Leseman and Milton Babbitt.[3]

After completing her studies, Allik taught at the University of Victoria (1980–81) and the University of Western Ontario (1982–87) before she settled in Kingston, Ontario, and took a position as Associate Professor of Music at Queen's University where she taught electronic music, composition and jazz until her retirement in July 2013. She was also the Director of the Electronic Music Studios and the Computer Laboratory of Music Applications at Queen's University. Allik's compositions have been performed in Canada, the United States, Europe, Cuba and South America.[4] She has also published articles and essays in professional publications.[5]

Awards and honours


Selected works include:

  • Alambic Rhythms (23:00 / 1987) — Kristi Allik for tape and multi-image (Images: Robert Mulder)
  • Cometose (27:00 / 1986) — Kristi Allik for tape and multi-image (Images: Robert Mulder)
  • Electronic Purgatory — Kristi Allik, Robert Mulder
  • Electronic Zen Garden — Kristi Allik, Bentley Jarvis
  • Integra (10:00 / 1986) — Kristi Allik for tape and multi-image (Images: Robert Mulder)
  • Introspection (7:00 / 1983) — Kristi Allik
  • Rhapsody : for clarinet and electroacoustic tape (1986)
  • Rondeau (22:00 / 1983) — Kristi Allik for tape and multi-image (Images: Robert Mulder)[6]


Allik's works have been recorded and issued on CD, including:

  • Twentieth Century Canadian Chamber Music - Audio CD (1991) by Clifford Crawley, David Keane, John Burge, Kristi Allik RFRC Clarke, ASIN: B000XOO4K0.
  • The Skyharp (The Skyline Variations) (1997) MAMA CD-M001
  • The Synergy, MAMA CD-M002
  • Ecotonal Landscapes (1998) MAMA CD-M003
  • The~infoweaver (2001) MAMA CD-M005
  • Leark (2002) Live Electroacoustic Research Kitchen
  • Electricities = Electricités (2003) CMCDS-S4 CMC
  • DISContact! III (2003) PeP 007 Productions électro Productions
  • Expurge (2004) LEARK (Live Electroacoustic Research Kitchen, Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.: Kristi Allik, David McCallum, Mike Cassells, Robert Mulder)
  • Raras (2009) Conarte[7]


  1. ^ Mulder, Robert; Allik, Kristi (1989). "The interactive arts system: Introduction to a real time performance tool". Proceedings: 1989 International Computer Music Conference: 1–4. 
  2. ^ Moore, Stephanie (2006). "Naturally electronic: The art of Kristi Allik and Robert Mulder". Musicworks: Explorations in sound. 96 (Fall-winter): 44–51. 
  3. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Dr. Kristi Allik". Retrieved 11 October 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ King, Betty Nygaard. "Kristi Allik". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Kristi Allik (Toronto, ON, Canada, 1952)". Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  7. ^ Mulder, Robert C.F.; Allik, Kristi (1993). "Skyharp: An interactive electroacoustic instrument". Leonardo music journal. 3: 3–10. 


  1. ^ Lowry, Amanda (2014). "A conversation with Kristi Allik". Notations (Spring): 36–39. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
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