Jane Rigler, flutist, composer, educator, and curator is known for her innovations in new flute performance, techniques, and unique musical vocabulary. She is a featured performer in contemporary music festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe as a soloist as well as within chamber ensembles (Ensemble Plural, Either/Or, Ne(x)tworks, Ensemble Sospeso, Anthony Braxton 12tet, etc.). Besides premiering works written especially for her, Jane's compositions cover simple solo acoustic pieces inspired by language to complex interactive electronic works that pay homage to painting, poetry, and dance. After receiving a B.M. (Northwestern University) and then pursuing flute studies in various parts of Europe and North America, she gained her M.A. and Ph.D. (UC San Diego) completing The Vocalization of the Flute, a book demonstrating both new and ancient methods of singing-while-playing the flute. Her expertise has led to performances in contemporary operas, experimental theater and dance events as well as other interactive electronic festivals. Her compositions are sought after by other flutists and have been performed in South Korea, Australia, France, Spain, and in concert halls and universities throughout the U.S.
Jane organizes events such as the Relay~NYC! held at MoMA, the Spontaneous Music Festival and has received support for her works from the Brooklyn Arts Council, Meet the Composer Global Connections, Harvestworks Studios, Art Omi, and RPI's Create @ iEar Studios.
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