Visual and Performing Arts

Haleh Abghari and Jane Rigler

Lullabies and Sleepless Dreams

September 30, 2017

Lullabies and Sleepless Dreams

Saturday, 30 September 2017, 7:30pm 

Centennial Hall Auditorium

Haleh Abghari - soprano and Jane Rigler - flute, with special guests Colin McAllister - guitar and banjo, Kelly Zuercher - piano, and Bob Jurkscheit - percussion

Soprano Haleh Abghari and flutist Jane Rigler, along with guests, will present works by composers Henry Cowell, George Crumb, Toshio Hosokawa, Salvatore Sciarrino and others. These works traverse parts of the psyche that live in the realm of dreams and nightmares in various states of the subconscious and/or the conscious mind.

The intimate nature of lullabies promote comfort and security for both the singer and the listener. Often, the context of lullabies are nonsensical and may evoke the insecurities and fears of the singer. The non-linearity of dreaming states can bring the dreamer to a revealing awareness of her/his anxieties, often promoting a healing process. The music on this program enlightens various facets of complex, dreamy relationships which, when discovered may actually be simple and transparent. The music exhibits the voice and the flute binding and separating. Air is the common factor. New languages are uttered.