Residency Dates
  • May 19th 2017 to Jul 5th 2017
  • Jan 2nd 2019 to Jan 15th 2019

A flutist, composer, and
improviser, Rigler creates pieces that play with hidden languages, recall
ancestral songs, incorporate playful game techniques, and ask the performers to
imagine and improvise. Her compositions focus on sonically uniting the
world around her by promoting collaboration and the development of listening skills
in others. Her signature compositional perspective is rooted in her fascination
with voice. Motivated by the theatrical elements of singing, she believes her
voice lessons helped her win many flute competitions (including the MTNA
National Woodwind 1984). Her acoustic and electronic works push the flute
to new limits. She has been in residence at programs including Civitella
Ranieri, iEar@RPI, Hambidge, Ucross, and Harvestworks, among others. Currently
an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado interdisciplinary art
department, she teaches contemporary music history, computer music, chamber
music, improvisation, and team teaches a Digital Humanity course with faculty
from diverse departments. Read more at janerigler.com.