Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : May 19th 2017 to Jul 5th 2017 | Jan 2nd 2019 to Jan 15th 2019
  • PRACTICE : Composer/musician
  • FROM : USA

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.