Scaled Dwellings: Composition for House, Landscape, Computer and Musicians (world premiere)
Saturday August 20 - Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities
audience welcome to come at 6:00pm: bring your own picnic!
Bring your own blanket (and/or folding chair), limited seating available.
conceptualized and organized by Jane Rigler and Glen Whitehead
Jane Rigler, flute, electronics, composer
Glen Whitehead, trumpet, electronics, composer
with special guests William Malone, saxophone, Donna Nuñez, voice
the Peak Frequency Brass Quintet (first half of concert)
Tim Alums, trumpet
Bron Wright, trombone
Jeremy Van Hoy, bass trombone
Mathew Evans, French Horn
Scaled Dwellings is an indoor / outdoor installation / performance using the concept of Home as a piece of physical landscape, a placeholder for memory, a hub to our geographical relationship to the earth, where proximity and distance transcend location. As well, Home is ephemeral, impermanent, and transductive, where meaning is projected and identity encoded onto material things.
The Heller Center was a home. Its inner structure will be explored, its memory will be awakened, and relationship to the landscape will be illuminated through sound.
The Peak Frequency Brass Quintet will perform repertoire chosen to resonate with the theme of Sonic Arts Festival as well as the surrounding Heller environment.
Audience members will be invited to participate in resonating an amplified house and be immersed in the process of sound both inside and outside the home. Mobile musicians will communicate across the voids and resonate the landscape.
Flutist/composer Jane Rigler recently joined the interdisciplinary Music Program at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She was a Japan/US Friendship Commission winner in 2009-10 where she led collaborations with many artists throughout Japan. Rigler's interests range from solo acoustic pieces to multi-disciplinary interactive electronic ensemble works. Her works have been heard in festivals, conferences and radios around the world. She also has commissioned numerous works and is deeply committed to the process of collaboration with young artists, other composers, dancers, visual artists and theater artists. Together with artist-programmer Zachary Seldess, she designed and developed the Music Cre8tor an interactive, sensor-driven music composition program for young people with disabilities. Besides performing, composing and teaching, she organizes musical events in diverse sites, such as MoMA in NYC to local neighborhoods. Her website http://www.janerigler.com explores her most current research.
Trumpet artist, Composer, Improviser Glen Whitehead's creative work integrates interdisciplinary approaches with environmental, multi-media, and sonic designs in collaborative settings. His most recent work includes the duo "Psychoangelo" with Dr. Michael Theodore of CU Boulder, who released their first CD "Panauromni" in Spring 2010 to critical acclaim (listed on the TOP 10 releases of the year by Chicago Time Out). He has performed and presented his work in many settings coast-to-coast and abroad and can be heard on Innova, Circumvention, Mode, Kotch and 9Winds records. Dr. Whitehead founded the Music Concentration within the VAPA Interdisciplinary BA at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and is the Principal Trumpet in the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. His education includes a Bmus in Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, and D.M.A in Contemporary Music Practice from the University of California, San Diego.
This event is made possible by an award from the Presidendent's Fund for the Humanities.