Lois V Vierk
Lois V Vierk from Lansing, Illinois, in suburban Chicago, was born in 1951. She has spent most of her career in New York City. She has also been active in Europe and Asia, and her music has been presented in Portrait Concerts at German Radio Cologne and in Switzerland.
Among the many performers and presenters who have commissioned her music are pianists Ursula Oppens, Frederic Rzewski, Claudia Rüegg, Margaret Leng Tan, Aki Takahashi, accordionist Guy Klucevsek, the Kronos Quartet, Lincoln Center Festival, Bang on a Can Festival, Ensemble Modern, Music from Japan. Co-creations with tap-dance choreographer Anita Feldman have been performed at major dance and music venues. Modern dance choreographers Elise Monte and Karole Armitage have choreographed new dances to Vierk's music and have presented them recently in concerts in New York City, Chicago and elsewhere. Filmmaker Holly Fisher has spotlighted Vierk’s music in the feature length film Everywhere At Once and in other films.