Susie Ibarra – Rhythm Cycles

Susie Ibarra, Rhythm Cycles, drum solo

November 23, 2021
digital release on OTO Projects UK

A commission for At the Cutting Edge by the Bagri Foundation in London,
Rhythm Cycles is a drum solo that I consider as a performance meditation. I love to perform this piece as it is possible to always arrive at new places while returning to familiar cycles that make so much sense to me. This piece is constructed to weave through certain tempos and hit points during a solo performance that arrive at melodies and textures and phrases grounded in specific rhythms and polyrhythms. The piece cycles through each of these sections and allows me to improvise through a flexible structure, sometimes returning to a section at moments and other times moving forward to create a new rhythmic environment.