Flutist/composer Jane Rigler recently joined the interdisciplinary Music Program at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs as an Assistant Professor. Ranging from solo acoustic pieces to multi-disciplinary electronic ensemble pieces, her works investigate relationships between the environment, language and gesture through improvisation and interaction. Her works and performances have been heard and seen in festivals, conferences and radios around the world. Jane is deeply committed to the process of collaboration with young artists, other composers, dancers, visual artists and theater artists. Her Japan/US Friendship Commission award in 2009-10 led to diverse performances with artists throughout Japan, and she is presently working on a new commission to be premiered in June 2013 on the Izu Peninsula. Some of her other interests involve organizing performances and events in diverse sites, such as the Relay! which was held in MoMA in NYC (2005) or the Spontaneous Music Festival which occurred in local neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
In Colorado Springs, Jane co-directs the UCCS Music Program's Peak FreQuency Creative Arts Collective which brings internationally acclaimed artists to the community and provides engaging performances and events for all.
Jane teaches or directs: the VAPA Chamber Ensemble, the Electroacoustic Ensemble, Jazz History, 20th C. Music History, private flute lessons and composition/improvisation (through Extended Studies), as well as several VAPA interdisciplinary courses such as Performance Art and Sound Art.
Her website http://www.janerigler.com explores her most current research.
Listen to a piece collaboratively created in Jane Rigler's VAPA 1050 Creativity Class with guest artist Pamela Z: