Mandala Enlightenment Concert
by Jane Rigler
Thursday, June 26th at 5:30 PM I.D.E.A Space
825 N Cascade Avenue, Cornerstone Arts building, Colorado Springs, CO
Jane Riger, flutes/composition will perform original musical works with intention to enrich the meditative experience of the “Mandala of Enlightenment: the Dhyani Buddhas” exhibit. This 50 minute concert will explore deep listening concepts, sonically detailing the intricacies and background stories behind the traditions of the images, as well as offer new insights.
Flutist, composer, and educator Jane Rigler (Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Colorado, Colorado Spring) has performed nationally and internationally as a soloist and in ensembles in contemporary music festivals premiering new works and compositions written especially for her. She as been granted numerous awards and residencies nation-wide for her works that center on community-building, stretching the boundaries of musical performance and audience interaction. Through her works and her manual The Vocalization of the Flute she has become known for innovations in flute performance, techniques, and musical vocabulary. Rigler’s works range from solo acoustic pieces to multi-disciplinary interactive electronic ensemble works. In 2009-10 Jane received the Japan United States Friendship Commission Fellowship and has since returned to Japan several times to premiere her sound installations and performance projects.
As noted in our July Newsletter Dr. Rigler will be playing and speaking to Springs Mountain Sangha Monday, August 11th 6:10 at Shove Chapel during our sit. We enthusiastically invite you to attend both events as we enjoy these offerings and experience the skill of deep listening as well as the beauty of her playing.