Lois V. Vierk

Biography

Born: August 4, 1951; Hammond, IN  
American modern composer Lois V. Vierk has been based mostly out of NYC, where she has collaborated with artists including choreographer Anita Feldman. Born outside of Chicago in 1951, Vierk went to California for college, studying under Morton Subotnick and Leonard Stein, among others. Her music studies then turned to gagaku (Japanese court music) for a dozen years, first in L.A. then in Tokyo where she studied with Sukeyasu Shiba, a lead Read more flutist of the Imperial Court Orchestra. The gradual build in Vierk's compositions are one manifestation of gagaku's influence upon her own music. She also composed the gagaku work "Silversword" (1996), which was commissioned for performance by an ensemble led by former teacher Shiba; the premiere occurred at New York's Lincoln Center. Vierk's work first became prominent in the '80s, and since then she has received commissions from musicians including pianists Aki Takahashi and Frederic Rzewski, and accordionist Guy Klucevsek. Her compositions have been performed by a number of esteemed ensembles such as Kronos Quartet, Ensemble Modern, and Relâche, and at music festivals in Europe and North America. Vierk's music has been recorded for CRI, O.O. Discs, Tzadik, XI, and Sony. ~ Joslyn Layne Read less
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  • 1.
    Emergency Music - Guy Klucevsek - Manhattan Cascade
    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 626 Release Date: 11/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John King,  Aaron Jay Kernis,  Rolf Groesbeck,  Mary Ellen Childs  ... 
    Performer:  Guy Klucevsek,  Christian Marclay
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    Johanna Beyer, Joan La Barbara, Larry Polansky, James Tenney / Margaret Lancaster
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80665 Release Date: 06/09/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Larry Polansky,  James Tenney,  Joan La Barbara,  Lois V. Vierk  ... 
    Performer:  Larry Polansky,  Margaret Lancaster,  Matthew Gold,  Beth Griffith
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    Margaret Leng Tan - Sorceress Of The New Piano
    Label: Mode   Catalog: 194 Release Date: 04/15/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Toby Twining,  Tan Dun,  Somei Satoh,  Erik Satie  ... 
    Performer:  Margaret Leng Tan,  Joan La Barbara
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    Bang On A Can Classics
    Label: Cantaloupe   Catalog: 21010 Release Date: 10/04/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Gordon,  Nick Didkovsky,  Lois V. Vierk,  Anonymous  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bang on a Can
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    Guy Klucevsek - Free Range Accordion
    Label: Starkland   Catalog: 209 Release Date: 07/25/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lars Hollmer,  Aaron Jay Kernis,  Burt Bacharach,  Guy Klucevsek  ... 
    Performer:  Guy Klucevsek
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    Vierk: River Beneath The River / Gruesser, Davis, Et Al
    Label: Tzadik   Catalog: 7056 Release Date: 04/25/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lois V. Vierk
    Performer:  Patricia Davis,  Lois Martin,  Bruce Wang,  Gary Trosclair  ... 
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    Emergency Music - Bang On A Can Live Vol 2
    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 646 Release Date: 09/13/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Elizabeth Brown,  Phil Kline,  David Lang,  Jeffrey Mumford  ... 
    Performer:  Theodore Mook,  Sarah Clarke,  Mayuki Fukuhara,  Elizabeth Brown  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  A Cloud Nine Consort
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