Bandelier’s Artist In Residence for October is Jill Haley. Photo Courtesy NPS
Oboist and composer, Jill Haley, Bandelier National Monument’s October Artist in Residence, will perform in the courtyard behind the Bandelier Visitor Center in Frijoles Canyon.
Haley will share “Music in the Monument” that will feature Bandelier inspired pieces as well as music written about other National Parks including Mesa Verde, Badlands and Glacier.
Haley, playing the oboe and English horn, will be accompanied by pianist, Sue McDevitt.
Jill Haley has been composing music about our National Parks for several years. After her second recording release, “Zion and Bryce Canyon Soundscapes,” she learned about the Artist in Residence Program in National Parks and decided to immerse herself in unique environments while writing music. Prior to Bandelier, she has been an artist in residence at Mesa Verde, Badlands, Glacier, and Wrangell/St.Elias National Parks.
Jill presents concerts after each residency then records the music for release as CD’s for international airplay on radio stations and other music services. She also puts together programs of her new music with videos of images that inspired her and presents this at colleges and music festivals. She often returns to parks to share her finished projects.
Artists living in national parks gather inspiration during their residency to create and compose and ultimately share their work with the public. Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott adds, “Regardless of their media, artists are sure to find meaning and be inspired by this special place. The Artist in Residence program allows us to share another interpretation of Bandelier with the public.”
For details or information, contact the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505-672-3861 x 517, check the website at www.nps.gov/band, or follow the park Facebook page at BandelierNPS.
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