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.
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 teaches electronic music, composition and jazz. She is 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. She has also published articles and essays in professional publications.
Awards and honours
- Grants and awards from the Canada Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, SSHRC, Canadian Federation of University Women and the Chalmers Foundation
- Honourable mention from Ars Electronica competition
- Honourable mention Bourge International Music competition
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
- Rondeau (22:00 / 1983) — Kristi Allik for tape and multi-image (Images: Robert Mulder)
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
- Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 4 October 2010.
- "Dr. Kristi Allik". Retrieved 11 October 2010.
- Clarke, F.R.C.; Kin, Betty Nygaard. "Allik, Kristi". Retrieved 11 October 2010.
- "Kristi Allik (Toronto, ON, Canada, 1952)". Retrieved 11 October 2010.