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Lois V. Vierk

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Lois V. Vierk (born August 4, 1951, Hammond, Indiana) is a "post-minimalist" or "totalist" composer who lives in New York City.

She attended Cal Arts in the early 70s. She studied gagaku with Sukeyasu Shiba for twelve years and has written many chamber works for different ensembles which are multiples of the same instrument. Her work uses glissando prominently and builds exponentially in level of activity. More recently she has exampled to mixed instrument ensembles, such as in her piece Timberline commissioned by the Relāche Ensemble, and Red Shift which has been performed on Bang on a Can Live Vol. 2.

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