About

(b.1949, Canada)

Alexina’s uniquely personal style, rooted in a blend of East and West, draws on a wide variety of influences, from her Chinese heritage to her theoretical, historical and performance studies.

Louie has seen her worked performed by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. She completed her piano studies at the University of British Columbia where she also attended the composition classes of Cortland Hultberg, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Music History in 1970. She then went on to post-graduate work at the University of California at San Diego with Robert Erickson and Pauline Oliveros, completing her Masters of Arts in Composition in 1974.

Her works have been commissioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Vancouver New Music Society, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble SMCQ, Esprit Orchestra and the National Arts Centre.

She has lived in Toronto since 1980, where she works as a freelance composer for concert, dance, television and film.

Artist Compositions

 

Premiere Title of Commission Listen
06/03/2006 Fanfare Z Listen Close

The Toronto Fanfare Project, a series of eclectic concerts presented as part of the 2006 soundaXis festival of music and architecture, offered an elaborate five-day welcome to this rich literature for brass ensemble, animating some of the great architectural and acoustical masterpieces in the core of Toronto with a celebration of the music of Canada and its northern neighbours.