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April 4, 2004

UMBC Presents Flutist Jane Rigler in Concert

Jane RiglerOn April 28th at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, UMBC's Department of Music presents flutist Jane Rigler, who will perform a program of contemporary works.

With an extensive background in both classical and contemporary music, Jane Rigler has considerable experience as an interpreter of contemporary music. Her repertoire covers some of the most complex and demanding works played today, including works such as Monolith by Vinko Globokar and Cassandra’s Dream Song by Brian Ferneyhough. Between 1989 and 1995 she was a member of several orchestras and contemporary music ensembles in California as well as collaborated with both Madrid-based Ensemble Plural and Grupo Cosmos. In 2000, she was a guest artist with Grupo Cosmos, touring Tokyo and various northern Italian cities and playing works by John Cage and Bruno Maderna. Besides ensemble work, her performing experience encompasses flute and electronics, computer interactive improvisation and interdisciplinary experimental works.

Between 1994–1999, Rigler collaborated with composer/multi-instrumentalist Rafael Liñán. Together they have performed in contemporary music festivals in Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante and Granada, in the Horizontal Radio of the European Radio Union, the Paralelo Madrid, and the Punto de Encuentro of the Association of Electroacoustic Music of Spain. In addition, the Rigler-Liñán duo has given more than 250 pedagogical concerts for children in both Madrid and Granada. Their performances throughout Spain have been reviewed as showing “great imagination and profound knowledge” (Enrique Franco, El Pais) as well as having “an intense humanistic content” (Manuel Ferrand, ABC). Rigler has been combining forces with other composers and performers such as Koji Asano, Agustí Fernández, Hannes Giger, Barbara Held, Christoph Irmer, Marisa Manchado, Wade Matthews, Liba Villavecchia, Musicalibre of Madrid and the IBA Olestars of Barcelona, among others. Her book, The Vocalization of the Flute, demonstrates a variety of imaginative ways the voice and flute interact based upon non-western traditions, Western 20th Century works and her own compositions.

Admission is free.

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Posted by dwinds1 at April 4, 2004 12:00 AM