Jan 29 through February 22, @ 1pm 2014
Support the Kickstarter Campaign for The Cotabato Sessions!

Saturday March 1, 2014 at 7:30pm
Ecstatic Music Festival Presents: Mirah & Susie Ibarra
@Merkin Concert Hall, The Kaufman Center NYC 

March 17-21 
TED2014 Vancouver

March 29, 2014 
Sustainability Fair @ High Meadow School
Electric Kulintang with Roberto Rodriguez  & Susie Ibarra perform Drum Codes
Stone Ridge NY

May 20 through the 25, 2014
Susie Ibarra Residency of Performances at The Stone NYC  

May 20th
8pm tba
10pm Matana Roberts and Susie Ibarra
alto saxophone and drumset/percussion

May 21st
8pm Ikue Mori and Susie Ibarra 
electronics  & drumset/percussion
10pm John King and Susie Ibarra 
electric guitar/viola/electronics & drumset/percussion

May 22nd
Performing music from Susie Ibarra Trio and Quartet 
Instrumentation: violin, piano, vibraphone, drumset&percussion
ensembles tba
8pm music of Folkloriko
10pm Mysteries of Nature 

May 23rd
music of Electric Kulintang featuring Roberto Rodriguez
8pm War Horses,  Electric Kulintang  performs a sonic poem with poetry by with special guest poet Yusef Komunyakaa
10pm Drum Codes, with special guests

May 24
Evening of Percussion Music by Ibarra
Performed by Mantra Percussion and special guest Brian Chase and additional special guests
8pm  These Trees That Speak, Mimesis, Fractals
10pm Excerpts from Circadian Rhythms 
Arranged for Mantra Percussion and Special Guests with animal and bird field recordings from the Macaulay Library 

May 25
Film and Music 
8pm Screening of The Cotabato Sessions , a Music Film of Mindanao 
10pm Susie Ibarra Solo, 
Ibarra ends the residency week with a solo set of music for drumset, kulintang, and percussion

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


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
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:

We’re coming up to our end of 1st week of a 3 week Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to share the music album and film of The Cotabato Sessions.  Its a story of one family, The Kalanduyans, musical legacy in the southern Philippines.

Hope you can support our effort to share and preserve this great music and tell their story. Thank you for your generous support and spreading the word!

We have just launched a campaign for the completion of The Cotabato Sessions, a music album and short film that follows a music legacy of one family in Mindanao, Philippines. Continue Reading

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