Honored and happy to be performing in Makoto Fujimura’s exhibition of Silence and Beauty, with Mako and Andrew Nemr
in Nagasaki and Tokyo.

Also excited to be performing with Yoshimio and Phew in Tokyo

The dates and info for the events are in my calendar for those who can make it.
Wishing everyone a wonderful August !

For those of you in the NYC area I hope you can join us for a special concert tomorrow, February 8th, at Roulette! My new band DreamTime Ensemble is debuting a program of new music from our forthcoming album, ‘Perception.’

Facebook page for the concert: 

Click here to read Roulette’s full interview.


I am currently on tour this week playing drums and percussion on some wonderful concerts in Europe with Dave Douglas ‘s New Sanctuary Trio with Dave on Trumpet and Marc Ribot on Guitar. Tonight we are playing Padova Italy.

Here’s a picture from a performance in Vienna.

When I return to NY I will be participating in a special tribute concert to Pauline Oliveros at the Armory, and a concert of new music I just recorded at Roulette. If you are around any of these places I hope to see you there!

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I am playing 5 dates with the New Sanctuary Trio with Dave Douglas and Mark Ribot this week in Europe. We start out in Ljubljana tomorrow night, November 8th, I hope to see you all there!
Tuesday Nov. 8 – Cankarev Dom – Ljubljana, SI
Thursday Nov 10 – Cafe Wilhelmina – Eindhoven NL
Friday Nov 11 – Serbian National Theatre – Novi Sad, RS
Saturday Nov 12 – Festival Jazzdor – Strasbourg, FR
Sunday Nov 13 – CK Jazovia – Gliwice, PL
Links below to New Sanctuary and to the tour:

Dear Friends,

Wishing you a great Fall! For those of you in NYC, I hope you’ll come out and join me with these wonderful musicians this week at The Stone, November 1-5. I am opening the week tonight, November 1st, with my long time favorite improvising group, Mephista. I am debuting a new band and new compositions tomorrow night, November 2nd, and Im playing new duets with artists I have collaborated with and love such as Yuka C. Honda, Paolo Havier, Mirah and Brian Chase throughout the week. We’ll end the week on Saturday November 5th with drums and percussion music. 

Here is the link to The Stone calendar and address:

All good wishes to you all and hope to see you there,

FRIDAY 6/10 @ Unitarian Church (25 Main St Peterborough NH 03458)

w/ a pre-doors set by Forbes Graham

$15 adv, $20 door / 7pm / all ages

Peterborough Unitarian Church
25 Main St, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458


Its such a beautiful place, the museum in Jackson Wyoming!

The National Museum of Wildlife Art launches, Mirrors and Water , a music installation composed by Susie Ibarra for Ai WeiWei’s Circle of Animals, Zodiac Heads, at their sculpture trail across the National Elk Refuge.

The exhibit is up til October 11, 2015.

Susie Ibarra composes for and performs a piece for a glass harp made out of hour glasses. These instruments are created and designed by artist David Horwitz. 

July 12th, 2015 5-7pm

The Whitney Museum, NY NY

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

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
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.