Flutist, composer and educator Jane Rigler is known for her innovations in flute performance, techniques and musical vocabulary. She performs widely as a soloist in contemporary music festivals, as well as with ensembles. Rigler’s compositions explore language, social games, painting, poetry and dance. Together with artist-programmer Zachary Seldess, Jane is developing the Music Cre8tor (patent is pending), an interactive, sensor-driven music composition program for young people with disabilities. She is a Japan-US Friendship Commission NEA/Fellowship winner for 2009, where she will be working with electronic musicians and dancers, as well as traveling to Buddhist temples during her 5-month residency later this year. http://www.janerigler.com

Thea Farhadian is an interdisciplinary artist and performer based in the Bay Area. Her work has been seen internationally at venues that include the Meridian Gallery in San Francisco, the Aram Kachaturyan Museum in Yerevan, the Alternative Museum and Issue Project Room in New York City, Salon Bruit in Berlin, and the New Music Festival in Amsterdam and Los Angeles. In 2002, she co-founded the Armenian Film Festival in New York City and currently is one of the curators for the film festival in San Francisco. Thea studied Arabic classical music in New York City and in Cairo, Egypt. She has an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State and an M.F.A. in Electronic Music at Mills College. She is currently a lecturer in the Art Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Kyle Bruckmann - oboe
Matt Ingalls - clarinet
John Ingle - saxophone
Kjell Nordeson - percussion
Alexa Beattie - viola
Monica Scott - cello

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 4:00am to 6:00am