Ann Southam (February 4, 1937 - November 25, 2010) was a Canadian composer and teacher.
Southam's early works moved from Romanticism towards serialism and electronic music (such Waves, from 1976), and then towards the American minimalism of Riley and Reich. Glass Houses (1981), for example, is constructed from short tonal units that combine and re-combine, creating an overall sense of lyricism. In the 1990s Southam abandoned electroacoustic writing, creating wholly instrumental works such as Song of the Varied Thrush (1991) for string quartet; Webster's…
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