Calendar


July 22nd 6:30pm
South Street Seaport (Corner of Fulton and Front Streets)

A Digital Roadmap Event:
Big Ideas for Smart Cities:  Open Space and Place Making
https://bigideasopenspace.eventbrite.com
Hosted by SHoP Architects, Droga5 and Downtown Alliance

Please join us for this public conversation about the role of technology in the public realm, followed by a modular music app walk with Digital Sanctuaries.

July 2014  dates TBA
Stay tuned for Launch of Digital Sanctuaries, Pittsburgh PA!
with Electric Kulintang’s new music mobile app soundwalk for Pittsburgh commissioned by The City of Asylum , Pittsburgh
http://www.cityofasylumpittsburgh.org/

News

Wishing you a terrific summer. We would like to share with you the release of The Cotabato Sessions, a music and film project featuring the music and dance in Mindanao, Philippines

Much Love, Susie

http://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/cotabato-sessions

Tonight, we’re celebrating the music release of The Cotabato Sessions music album and film with a NYC film screening and live performance at The Asia Society today hosted by Asia Cinevision and The Asia Societ NYC.. National Heritage artist Danongan Kalanudyan, filmmaker Joel Quizon and musicians/dancers Juliet Cheatle,Alexis Canillo and Roberto J. Rdoriguez will join for traditional and experimental kulintang music. If you are in NYC, we’d love to have you come out. The digital album is available online at iTunes and Amazon. The film will release soon.  I’m also very happy to be supporting the peace initiatives and treaty signed in March moving forward  with the Christian government and Muslim tribes in Mindanao. We will be featuring the culture of Mindanao at the Peace Summit in Seoul this September, and helping communities such as the Maguindanaons featured in this film and album. 


July 22nd 6:30pm
South Street Seaport (Corner of Fulton and Front Streets)

A Digital Roadmap Event:
Big Ideas for Smart Cities:  Open Space and Place Making
https://bigideasopenspace.eventbrite.com
Hosted by SHoP Architects, Droga5 and Downtown Alliance

Please join us for this public conversation about the role of technology in the public realm, followed by a modular music app walk with Digital Sanctuaries.

June 21, 2014 Digital Sanctuaries, NYC will be leading 3 group music mobile app walks in Lower Manhattan

Free to the Public, Please sign up to reserve for one of the walks

Don’t forgot to bring your headphones!
http://lmcc.net/event/digital-sanctuaries-nyc/

RSVP forms for 3 different Digital Sanctuaries walks in NYC
http://www.tfaforms.com/333529
http://www.tfaforms.com/333990
http://www.tfaforms.com/333991

Composer & Percussionists: Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez Visual Art: Makoto Fujimura Interaction Design:  Shankari Murali

Download the app here: www.digitalsanctuaries.com

June 21 at 1:00pm at India House
June 21 at 3:00pm at Peter Minuit Plaza
June 21 at 5:00pm at Tear Drop Park

Commissioned by New Music USA’s Commissioning Music/USA program , The MAPFund and presented as part of Make Music New York

Digital Sanctuaries, NYC is an urban music mobile app walk that brings 12 sanctuaries of music to 12 historic sites in Lower Manhattan. Digital Sanctuaries, NYC invites the public to join on a virtual pilgrimage through the built environment of a cityscape, discovering meditative spaces in unexpected places, marked by an ever-changing musical score. As the audience engages with the music in each place, they are encouraged to discover the hidden qualities of the world.

I’m happy to be invited to perform a residency of music at NYC’s lower east side venue, The Stone. In rare occasion, I’m going to play what I call a 12 set music meditation for 6 nights , where I don’t repeat myself.  I’m really lucky to play with all of these stellar musicians and poets.  Its all small ensemble music – chamber jazz , electronic, world, percussion ensemble, first meeting duet improvisations and I end with solo music. If you are in NYC , hope to see you!

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/susie-ibarra-residency
See thestonenyc.com for the full schedule.

 

If you are in LA this weekend, I would love to invite you out to the premiere and screening of

The Cotabato Sessions at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Saturday May 10th @ 5:30pm.

Click here for more details on The Cotabato Sessions at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

I am also inviting traditional Maguindanaon artist Danny Kalanduyan to perform. Danny will perform solo, we’ll play duet and there will be a Q and A after the film with Director Joel Quizon

Thank you again to all of you who kickstarted and funded the post production to help make this happen! The official release of the digital album and film.

Will keep you all posted for the NYC release and screening in late July this summer!

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If you are in NYC please come out to this special premiere of a new collaboration with Singer/Songwriter Mirah  titled We Float 
MARCH 1 Concert in NYC, Mirah and Susie Ibarra premiere for the Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 7.19.30 AMEcstatic Music Festival, Merkin Concert Hall, NYC
http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/ecstatic-music-festival-mirah-susie-ibarra
 
Thank  thecotabatosessionsyou to all of you who have supported the project, 
The Cotabato Sessions on Kickstarter!  We are thrilled to let you know that as of today we have officially successfully funded the project.   Song of the Bird King Music will be releasing the full length digital download music album and short film of the Kalanduyan family , a music legacy in Mindanao end of April 2014!
 
 We have so much gratitude to all of you who have made it happen.  Stay tuned for release events in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Manila and Cotabato City!  We are taking polls, please let us know where you would like to hear and see The Cotabato Sessions .

FEBRUARY 8 , 2014

Thank you everyone for your wonderful support! As we are starting up our second week, help us reach our goal of 400 new backers! We are offering a special premium reward at $25. You can now have the choice of choosing between the album or film download. Only two weeks to go before our kickstarter campaign ends. Help us reach our goal of $15,000 by February 22nd. With your support we can do it!  

Thank you for spreading the word!

Warm Regards,

Susie and Joel

Song of the Bird King Music and Form Follows Function Film

Links to The Cotabato Sessions: