2019 and ready for anything!
This year begins with gratitude in Montalvo, where I spent productive rainy days in a beautiful studio amongst the trees and birds, composing a few new works with my newly acquired quarter-tone piccolo (thanks to John Fonville). With several works on the burner, I am deciphering unusual techniques into musical notations, playing with electronics while exploring sounds, structures and patterns. Montalvo peek inside the studio
What to expect in 2019?
Some new beginnings!
All that time last year plotting, planning, researching, dreaming and writing have brought rewards (in fact, I’ve been doing this for many years)… And the results:
I have been awarded a 10-month Teaching/Research Fulbright award starting in September at the University College Cork, in Ireland! “Erinn go brach!” More information about my work there coming soon. Hint: it’s Deep Listening® related!
Jan. 29: UCCS/CC Crosstown Collaboration; Colorado College, Packhard Hall, 7:30pm, free
Feb. 21 Sone Quintet: original music with video and electronics with Janet Feder, bass guitar + objects; Mark Harris, saxophone; Evan Mazunik, piano/accordion; Jane Rigler, flutes/electronics; Gil Selinger, cello
at the Ent Center for the Performing Arts, Chapman Foundation Recital Hall, 7:30pm, free
Mar. 8-9: The UCCS VAPA-Music Program Peak FreQuency Spring Festival, 7:30pm, performing works by Raven Chacon and Nina C. Young
April 12: Mount Holyoke performance with Thomas Ciufo and Curtis Bahn
May 11-12: Seeds of Sound: Listening as performance in community at the Open Space Gallery, Victoria, B.C., Canada
Workshop: Saturday May 11: 1-3pm
Concert: Sunday May 12, 7:30pm for more info: https://openspace.ca/programming/seeds-sound-listening-performance-community
Aug-Sept: Chamber Opera, Mexico (more info TBD)
2018 was a complicated year. Fortunately, many enriching performances and creative interactions transpired…
Brian Ferneyhough Birthday Celebration Concert: http://events.stanford.edu/events/744/74403/
I Cassandra’s Dream Song (1970) for solo flute
The First Time You Closed Your Eyes: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/events/first-time-you-closed-your-eyes
with Christopher Jette and Matthew Wright (go to “Listen!” to hear excerpts from this concert)
UCCS Music Program “Transformations Celebration”
performing original compositions with Haleh Abghari, and Martha Muehleisen
February 16 & 17
33rd Seattle Improvised Music Festival
performing with Tomeika Reed, Davey Williams and others, as well as a solo set
February 27, 28
UCCS/CC (Colorado College) Collaborative Concerts
And at MSU, Denver
March 1-3: Music by Women Festival at the Mississippi University for Women,
a Deep Listening Recital-Presentation with Tomie Hahn and Jennifer Wilsey
April 6: The Immediate Music Festival, at Metro State University, Denver
Along with members of the group Sone Jane will co-facilitate collaborative improvisational strategize for kids of all ages.
Sone is: Evan Mazunik, piano/accordion, Janet Feder, guitar + objects, Gil Selinger, cello, Mark Harris, sax & Jane Rigler flute & electronics
April 28th: performing Anthony Tan‘s piece On the Sensation of Tone, at the UCCS Ent Center for the Arts, Chapman Hall, 7:30pm, free!
June 6-19: Master Artist at Music on the Point
A two-week program that fosters collaborative music-making in a relaxing environment where aspiring musicians may explore and grow, creating contemporary music in a glorious setting on the shores of Lake Dunmore, Vermont. Jane will be offering a solo concert, facilitating Deep Listening workshops and giving private lessons.
July 18th: World Listening Day! Happening at the Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities. Stay tuned for more information on time and activities!
Lullabies and Sleepless Dreams: a duo faculty concert with Jane Rigler, flutes/composition and Haleh Abghari, voice/composition
(go to “Listen!” to hear excerpts from this concert)
with works and arrangements by Abghari, Crumb, Debussy, Ferneyhough, Paranosic, Rigler, and more…
September 30th, 7:30pm, Centennial Hall Auditorium at UCCS, Colorado Springs
with special guests: Colin McAllister, Robert Jurkscheit, Sarah Wilson, Kelly Zuercher
Sonic Listening Walk with UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Students: Fountain Creek Nature Center
Saturday, September 23, 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Explore the relationship between nature, poetry, music and sound on a playful Sonic
Listening Walk with UCCS students and faculty. Experience the landscape through all
your senses while deepening a respect for the environment during in this communal
event for all ages. FREE to the first 20 participants!
Guest masterclass at CU Boulder, Christina Jennings’ flute studion: Nov. 7th
Spring & Summer 2017 brought some extraordinary experiences!!!
Here are some highlights:
My residency at the Montalvo Creative Arts Center, Lukas Artist Fellow allowed me to complete a new score for flute ensemble, a work for piccolo and multi-channel spatialized sound as part of her collaborative multidisciplinary piece all the more my thoughts multiply, as well as begin new projects.
May 17th: “Secret Codes of Sounds” solo flute & electronics The Corwin Chair Concert Series at University of California, Santa Barbara
May 20th: Solo flute & electronics at Phil Gelb’s Sound and Savor series
May 21st: Deep Listening through Performance with Tom Bickley, Nancy Beckman and Jennifer Wilsey, a house concert dedicated to the Deep Listening practice
June 1-3: attending the Still Listening, an homage to Pauline Oliveros at McGill University: http://improvisationinstitute.ca/event/still-listening-pauline-oliveros/
June 14th: Montalvo presentation of Deep Listening, 7pm
June 16th: performing with Matt Ingalls at the Adobe Books Backroom Gallery,
3130 24th St. SF, CA 94110, 7:30-9:30pm
June 21st: Philip Gelb and Scott Walton at the Solstice event at the Chapel of the Chimes: http://www.gardenofmemory.com/
June 24th: “Secret Codes of Sounds”, Solo flute & Electronics at The Center for New Music, 8pm, $15
I will be joined by flutists: Laura Koenig, Diane Grubbe, Meerenai Shim, Tom Bickley and Thea Fahardian, violin
AUGUST & SEPTEMBER
August 6: All the more my thoughts multiply with Elizabeth Hoffman, electronics, composition, Anna Weisling, interactive video, Daniel Neumann, live diffusion, Rebecca Lustig, costume design at The CubeFest at Virginia Tech, more info coming soon.
August 10-13: various performances in The National Flute Association Annual Flute Convention, held in Minneapolis, MN, performing, Globokar, Rigler, Hovda as well as the NFA premiere of work Dreaming in its Shadows, performed by Erika Boysen.
Early this year:
I performed with some of the best flute players in the world, like Anne LaBerge, Lisa Cella, Elizabeth McNutt, and many others at John Fonville’s Celebration Concert on January 22nd, at the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall in La Jolla, CA at 4pm. For more info check here: http://musicweb.ucsd.edu/concerts/
January 30th, at 5:30pm at the I.D.E.A. Space at Colorado College will be the premiere of my collaborative sound installation project with Lewis Keller that will take place as part of the open reception of Joann Verburg’s photographic exhibition After Before.
March 2nd at Colorado College: a CC/UCCS joint faculty collaborative concert, more info coming soon.
March 28-31, I’ll be visiting the students and faculty of Cal State University Monterey Bay Dept. of Music to offer Deep Listening and group improvisation workshops, as well as a solo flute (+electronics concert).
Follow my Fall touring project here, or, on the NewMusic USA site! What an honor to be supported through such a fantastic organization:
How to finish 2016….
CONCERTS and an abundance of music!
Aug. 11th: Excited to be performing a Tribute Concert for John Fonville at the NFA Convention in San Diego. I’ll be playing with six other fantastic flautists: Rachel Beetz , Lisa Cella, Chelsea Czuchra, Laura Koenig, Michael Matsuno, and Elizabeth McNutt. Percussionist Dustin Donahue will join us too!
Through the Composers Now Creative Residency and in partnership with the Civitella Ranieri Foundation‘s Affiliated Fellowship Program I have been awarded a six-week residency in the magnificent Civitella Ranieri 15th c. castle. This extraordinary opportunity will take place Aug-Sept.
Between September and December, I’ll be traveling around Europe to present my solo works and collaborative pieces in a variety of European cities. Here is a sample:
Italy: solo concert of all my own works as well as a Deep Listening workshop for the students of the Conservatorio Agostino Steffani in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy.
Genoa and other places…
France: A BRUIT SECRET (secret sounds) organized by the Association Ryoanji, with percussionist Lê Quan Ninh, saxophonist Michel Doneda and clarinetist Xavier Charles.
Sept 29: la drôme series, with Xavier Charles & Michel Doneda (inValence)
Oct. 1: Epicentre Series, a solo concert, workshop, discussion (in Saint-Silvain-sous-Toulx)
Germany (Berlin, Kassel)
Oct. 7th Biegungen im Ausland (Berlin)
Finland: Composition residency at the Cultural Centre Vanha Paukku and the Music Institute, offering Deep Listening workshops and a solo concert.
Oct. 29: with Juho Laihten and Thomas Buckner (Helsinki)
Spain: solo concert of all my own works as part of the ¡Escucha! Music series at the Cruce Gallery, Madrid; Deep Listening/Creative Music workshops at the University of Barcelona (Sonic Arts Masters program), Barcelona; premiere new work for flute and percussion for the duo ARà: (Nùria Andorrà & Alessandra Rombolá), Barcelona. November.
I have been also awarded a fellowship at the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency Program (LAP) at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California! This will start in June 2017 and allow me to take refuge in this glorious location for composing and creating for the next few years.
Past performances this year:
MUSIC COMPOSITION – INTERARTS – IMPROVISATION – DEEP LISTENING WORKSHOP,
Presented by Cal State Univ. Fullerton, InterArts Collaborative Projects
Open to CSUF Students in New Music Ensemble, Advanced Contemporary Techniques, Music Composition, Video, Theater/Dance, Music Technology
Free and Open to the Public
Jane Rigler flutist, Katie Down, Sonic Meditation, Singing Bowls and
Cory Hills, from Los Angeles Percussion Quartet
Pamela Madsen, CSUF Composition Faculty
Held at CSUF, Crystal Cove State Park Amphitheater and with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) at Ojai Music Festival.
Contact Jane for more info, click on the pdf below….
or go here for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/134796943594106/
June 1: House Concert with Bob Marsh and Susan Wolf
7:30pm, $5-10 donation.
contact Jane directly for more information.
FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1101168953275802/
My collaborative work all the more my thoughts multiply with composer Elizabeth Hoffman and video artist Anna Weisling will be premiered on May 5th, 2016, 7:30pm at the Knockdown Center in Queens, produced by Harvestworks. Check out this link for more information: Creative Tech Week!
Expanding the Flute, April 8th, at UCCS
Eastern European Flutes, Shakuhachi and Contemporary flute traditions with Rod Garnett, David “Kansuke II” Wheeler and Jane Rigler. 7:30pm, Free! Centennial Hall, UCCS.
On Saturday, April 9th, on the UCCS campus we offered a wonderful FLUTE WORKSHOP for all flutists and interested musicians on the connections between the Eastern European, Shakuhachi and Contemporary flute traditions with Rod Garnett, David “Kansuke II” Wheeler and Jane Rigler. 12pm-2pm, FREE workshop at the Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities.
I presented and performed with SONE in the Immediate Music Festival organized by Mark Harris and sponsored by MSU Denver on April 29th, which celebrates collaborative musical improvisation with workshops and concerts for students of all ages. This will be a very exciting day! Bring your kids! For more info: https://www.msudenver.edu/music/events/immediatemusicfestival/
earlier this year:
Pre-concert Deep Listening Interactive-Lecture on Jan. 30 and Jan. 31st for the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs concert!
On February 20th, at 7pm, free concert at the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UCSD that will include all my own works. Among some of the works to be performed: Convexed Origins for moving flutist and pre-recorded electronics, the calling for flute, electronics and vocalists, Two Seaming for two flutes, and a world premiere flute quartet piece.
On February 24th, Sone (Janet Feder, guitars; Mark Harris, sax; Evan Mazunik, piano/accordion) at Colorado College’s silent film festival.
It was a wonderfully productive 2015…
Rarefactions my new album released on Sept 8th, 2015 on Neuma Records
with Janet Feder (guitar), Shoko Nagai (piano/accordion), Satoshi Takeishi (percussion + electronics) and Jane Rigler (flutes + electronics).
I performed at The Roost with Janet Feder, Sept. 6th, Albuquerque, NM
and played at the 41st International Computer Music Conference ICMC at UNT, in Denton, TX: collaborative works with Thomas Ciufo, Elizabeth Hoffman and Takuto Fukuda!
At the end of May gave a sound/listening/improvisation workshop with the Sonic Arts graduate students of the Universitat de Barcelona in Hangar.
In June I recorded my 3rd album with Agustí Fernández (piano)…
Later this summer my upcoming album Rarefactions will be released on the Neuma Records! Featuring guitarist Janet Feder, Shoko Nagai, piano and Satoshi Takeishi on percussion this work incorporates some of my newest works, improvisation, and electro-acoustic pieces.
I received an Artist-in-Residency award from Harvestworks! So I went to NYC to create a new interactive piece in collaboration with the wonderful composer Elizabeth Hoffman. More details about that premiere soon!
I’ve begun work in the Deep Listening Certification program. During this 3-year intensive program, I’ll be working diligently with colleagues and mentors from around the world, creating new works, investigating new ways of incorporating Deep Listening practices into my music, my teaching and my community. My intention is to organize local activities dedicated to the mission of this program.
I performed in late August Christian Marclay’s “Grafitti Composition” at the CU Boulder Art Museum with Janet Feder!
Meanwhile this happened, this year:
My work Mukta was premiered at the San Francisco Tape Festival on Friday, January 9th. http://sfsound.org/tape/for dates/times and location of the festival. I’m in super wonderful company, what a great festival!
Convexed Origins: for moving flutist and pre-recorded soundscape was premiered at
GOCA 121 (downtown Colorado Springs) on January 14th.
Convexed Origins is a poetic musical exploration that traces both the inner and out edges of the exhibit A Body in Fukushima. Exploring the movement of sounds within the space, Jane will sonically map her personal visits to Japan, commenting on the remnants of memory, lost love, and the threads that bind us to our fates.
On February 19th, my UCCS colleagues Glen Whitehead and Colin McAllister (the Peak FreQuency Creative Arts Collective) premiered the Extending the (Sonic) Line as part of the Colorado College’s I.D.E.A. Space Gallery exhibit “Extending the Line”. We invited the audience to partake in the collective by interacting with our work through drawings and visuals.
Then, on February 27th, I traveled to Cal State University, Fullerton to install the World Electroacoustic Listening Room (WEALR) in the 14th Annual New Music Festival. It was an extraordinary opportunity to perform with Elliott Sharp, Either/Or and see old friends! It was a great honor to co-curate with Darwin Grosse this year’s WEALR which consists of over 35 audio-visual works that address the theme of “Image-Music-Text”.
The inertia conference in April, held on the UCLA campus, was a fantastic union artists and scholars throughout the US and Canada coming together to discuss sound, media and the digital humanities. I performed my interactive work “the calling” and it was very well received. The most productive aspect was making new connections and seeing/hearing how other scholars and artists are thinking about and studying sound.
On May 10th, flutist Taylor Irelan and I performed at Abe Minzer’s “Classically Alive” Music series in Colorado Springs. We played works by Francis White, Edward Ross, Wil Offermans, Ian Clarke, John Fonville and my own works to a lovely, intimate audience who were inquisitive and gracious.
I look forward to sharing the love of music and sounds with you all…
Reflections on 2014:
This past November, I organized the first ever Telematic Concert on the UCCS campus with Dans les arbres performing at UCCS with the Dewar/Feeney/Hopson Trio at the University of Alabama. This concert can still be viewed at this youtube link.
This was also the first time I participated in the wonderfully organized Third Practice Festival of Electroacoustic music at the University of Richmond. I premiered two collaborative works, one with Elizabeth Hoffman, and the other with Thomas Ciufo. I also really enjoyed performing once again Twightlight Shift by Benjamin Broening. A real highlight for me was performing my duo piece Two Seaming with Tim Munro of Eighth Blackbird as well as offering yet another version of my ever-evolving flute + electronics piece the calling. What a fabulous event, with incredible musicians and warm people.
It was an honor to be interviewed in October 2014 by Darwin Grosse for his amazing podcast series, dedicated to “Art + Music + Technology”. What a delight! I was No. 51:
Hope you enjoy it…
Also in October, I really enjoyed interacting with flute studio of Jean Ferrandis at Cal State University Fullerton, where I offered a workshop, and a Lecture/Performance in which the flute students joined me in my ensemble version of the calling.
Another highlight this year was attending the Deep Listening: Art/Science 2nd Annual International Conference on Deep Listening at RPI in July. I made new friends and performed in the Oliveros/Van Nort/Arner/Rigler/FILTER Quintet during the First Festival.
Here are more highlights of 2014. It’s been such a productive and wonderful year.
- the calling was heard at the Sweet Thunder Music Festival Listening Room, held in San Francisco in April 2014. Click below to check out the program:
- My newest work jagged cloud was incorporated into a sound installation in collaboration with Stephan Moore as part of OPENSIGNAL’s two-day festival at Brown University’s Granoff Center for the Arts on May 16th and 17th, 2014. OPENSIGNAL is a new artist collective with a concern for gender and race in electronic music/art.
- NYCEMF: June 6th, I performed Jiang Si-ting’s Equal-G and I played with SJ2 an electro-acoustic quartet featuring guitarist Janet Feder, flutist Jane Rigler, Shoko Nagai, piano and Satoshi Takeishi on percussion. We premiered our work Rewind at the Abrons Art Center
- June 10th, Andrew Drury’s Soup & Sound House Concert (Brooklyn) with the formidable Catalan pianist Agustí Fernández and other incredible musicians. Don’t miss this one! Standing room only! Location: near the Sterling St. 2/5 subway stop in Brooklyn, NY (for more information, contact me directly)
- June 15th, Spectrum, perform with Agustí Fernández, piano
- Wednesday, June 18 Dark Circuits Festival: Festival Party at Silent Barn Hans Tammen’s “Dark Circuits” Festival performed with Dafna Naphtali and Jane Rigler, known for their innovative approach to live sound processing, set their duo on a crazed collision course of the acoustic and the electronic.
- Thursday, June 26 at 5:30pm I.D.E.A. Space
825 N Cascade Avenue, Cornerstone Arts Building, Colorado Springs, CO
Free and open to the public.
Jane Rigler, flutes/composition will perform original musical works with intention to enrich the meditative experience of the “Mandala of Enlightenment: the Dhyani Buddhas” exhibit.This 50 minute concert will explore deep listening concepts, sonically detailing the intricacies and background stories behind the traditions of the images as well as offer new insights.
- Saturday, June 28th, 7:30pm, free
Null/All an electro-acoustic show by Brent Wollman at the Manitou Art Center 513 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829
- Performed Pierrot Lunaire, op. 21 with the Peak FreQ Creative Arts Collective: Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 7:30pm at Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater
- Solo Flute & Electronic Concert: March 19th at UCCS (Centennial Hall). Performed works by Allison Johnson, Pamela Madsen, Steve Reich, Jane Rigler. This is a fundraiser concert for the Peak FreQuency Creative Arts Collective
- Performed the calling for flute and electronics at the SEAMUS conference at Wesleyan University, March 29th.
- Faculty Showcase concert: April 16th, at UCCS (Centennial Hall)
- Quartet Improvisations with Christopher Adler, piano; Jeff Kaiser, trumpet and electronics; Jane Rigler, flute; Scott Walton, bass
- Thursday, January 16, 2014, 7:30 p.m. University of San Diego, Camino Hall, room 153, Free admission
- Jack and Ben Wright performing at the Manitou Arts Center (Manitou Bindu): February 4th, donation.
Happenings of 2013:
Recording my first album started and included: Janet Feder, guitar, Shoko Nagai, piano, Satoshi Takeishi, percussion is now complete and the editing process is underway. This project is partially funded by the UCCS Arts & Humanities Award and the College of Language, Arts & Sciences of UCCS.
Jane submitted her paper “Refocusing the Gaze: Performance Practice through Deep Listening” at the First International Conference on Deep Listening
If you are interested in a copy of this paper, please feel free to contact Jane directly through this website.
Jane was awarded a grant for her composition/sound installation and performance of While you sleep from the New Music USA’s Composer Assistance Program. This work will be premiering at the Chihan House in Ohito, Japan from June 22-29. The photo (taken by Eiichiro Iwasa) of me above was taken right outside the home and will be the “set” for this new work. June 22-29. On June 29th, the duo performance with Tetsu Saitoh, contrabass was a huge success. Jane composed works that included: Marcos Fernandez, percussion, Ko Ishikawa, sho, Yumiko Tanaka, shamisen and taisho koto and Christopher Blasdel, shakuhachi.
In January of this year, Jane performed at the Interzone at The Red Room: Improvised Music Series. Creative/Improvisation Series at Interzone Cafe with Dana Reason (piano) and Kevin Patton (guitar/electronics).
and also gave a solo concert Rippled Reflections of all female composers (Allison Johnson, Pamela Madsen, Elizabeth Hoffman and Jane Rigler) “Between the Cracks” Music Series, Oregon State University
In late February and early March she was a resident artists at the: The 12th Annual CSUF New Music Festival (Cal State Fullerton): Voice in the 21st Century
I performed there with the amazing group SoundSCAPE! as well as with my Peak FreQuency colleagues, Colin McAllister and Glen Whitehead. Playing works by Ken Ueno, Allison Johnson, Pamela Madsen and John Zorn.
And I really enjoyed meeting and talking with performance majors at the Cal Arts Institute of the Arts (lecture/demo).
Later on in March, I went to NYC to perform with the [kaj] Ensemble Residency (Kevin James, director) the “Vanishing Languages Project” shared with Ethel String Quartet and Speak Percussion (Australia), Mar. 28 and 29, 8pm at Roulette, NYC.
And was thrilled to play my own work the calling and another work by the wonderful composer Benjamin Broening (who won a Guggenheim this year!): the NYCEMF (The New York City Electronic Music Festival), what an exciting festival! here’s the program.
April was topped off by “Listening with Pauline Oliveros” an artist residency at UCCS with the legendary Pauline Oliveros! Peak FreQuency website. The Colorado Springs community was honored with a fantastic opportunity to work with and see Pauline up close.
Last minute, I performed in May with the incredible vocalist Jaap Blonk and talented local bass clarinetist David Mead. Super fun impromtu music prevailed!
some of what happened 2012:
Saturday, December 1st, 7:30pm in Centennial Hall on the UCCS campus
Sound Crossing: From the Singing of the Waves into the Heart of the Earth
Featuring multi-media works by composer Pamela Madsen
with video and texts by Quintan Ana Wikswo, IMAX filmmaker Greg MacGillivray
With Ensemble Peak FreQuency (Jane Rigler, flutes/electronics, Glen Whitehead, trumpets, Colin McAllister, guitar, and other UCCS Music Faculty and students)
Oct. 22nd: messis autumni/autumn harvest featuring the Veronika String Quartet and the Peak FreQuency Ensemble at GOCA 121
Nov. 2nd 7:30 pm and Nov. 3rd at 3pm: A Hyperopera by Philip Blackburn The Sun Palace: A tribute to Cragmor. with UCCS students and Philip Blackburn (UCCS).
Aug. 25: Peak FreQuency Ensemble the 2012-2013 | Season Opening Concert at the
Heller Center for Arts & Humanities