Nov 2019 At the Cutting Edge, commissioned performance by the Bagri Foundation at Cafe Oto, London UK

Nov 2019 PASIC Percussive Art Society Focus Day performance, solo percussion

Nov 2019 Harvard GSD, Rouse Visiting Guest Artist Lecture and Performance

Dec 2019
Susie Ibarra signed as a Zildjian Drumset Artist

Feb 2020
Pulsation by Susie Ibarra for Kronos String Quartet
50 for the Future Kronos Learning Repertoire , release

Feb 2020
Susie Ibarra receives a 2020 National Geographic Explorer Grant for Storytelling to support her sound and science team in collaboration with glaciologist and geomorphologist Michele Koppes on the project Water Rhythms: Himalayan Glacier Soundscapes

March 2020
Splice Explores, The Himalayas sound pack by Susie Ibarra

March 6, 2020
Dave Douglas Trio with Marilyn Crispell and Susie Ibarra performer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Spring 2020 TBA
Susie Ibarra, Rhythm Cycles, solo drumset
commissioned performance by the Bagri Foundation
for At the Cutting Edge Series , November 2019
to be released digitally 2020 and LP on OTO Projects, London UK

October 2020
Solo Viola commission for Daniel Louis Doña to be performed at Boston University alongside a program of Shostakovitch Viola Sonata

Oct 3
Jin Hi Kim, Min Xiao Fen, Susie Ibarra : Asian Sound Revolution
Augusta Savage Gallery, Amherst MA

Oct 13-17
Susie Ibarra Stone Residency at The New School

Oct 13
Sylvie Courvoisier and Susie Ibarra

Oct 14
Rajna Swaminathan, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Susie Ibarra

Oct 15
Yuka Honda, Samita Sinha, Susie Ibarra

Oct 16
Jin Hi Kim, Min Xiao-Fen, Susie Ibarra

Oct 17
Susie Ibarra DreamTime Ensemble

November 2-6, 2020
Susie Ibarra Composer Residency with the San Francisco Girls Chorus with conductor and artistic director Valerie Agathe. A new work for premiere Spring 2021


Walking on Water, Ibarra’s first set of spirituals composed and to be recorded is commissioned by Culture Care Inc. for visual artist Makoto Fujimura’s paintings Walking on Water to be released 2020 digitally and for installation to accompany the paintings

painting by Makoto Fujimura

Susie Ibarra is honored and excited to be a 2020 National Geographic Explorer Grantee in Storytelling for her project Water Rhythms: Himalayan Glacier Soundscapes in collaboration with Michele Koppes and their sound and science team. More on this and story map coming soon!

She is also very honored and happy to announce as of Dec 2019, she has signed with Zildjian Cymbals. Susie Ibarra plays Constantinople Rennaissance and Medium Rides and 14 inch hihats, Kerope K 18 and 19 cymbals, Zildjian Sweet Ride K 23 ” and Sweet K crash, and some fabulous prototype small cymbals cut as bells. The instruments are beautiful. More on these instruments both cymbals and gongs soon!

Fragility Etudes will premiere and be performed by Susie Ibarra and DreamTime Ensemble for the Asia Society Triennial 2020-2021, on Nov 20, 2020

Asia Society Triennial 2020-2021,

MXTX A Cross Border Exchange
Golden Hornet commissions Susie Ibarra to compose a work alongside 11 other composers for an ensemble from Mexico and Texas . “MXTX will be a live performance, album and an open- source audio sample library crossing physical and social boundaries.” Premieres will be Mexico City, Austin and Marfa, Texas in 2021.

San Francisco Girls Chorus commission Susie Ibarra as composer in residence fall 2020 for a new work for the SF Girls Chorus School to premiere Spring 2021

Rouse Vistiing Artist Lecture and Solo Surround Sound Performance: Susie Ibarra
Harvard Graduate School of Design November 2019

Harvard GSD Event Nov 2019

Article for Harvard GSD about the work of Susie Ibarra by Sala Elise Patterson

Interview with Susie Ibarra by Chelsea Pettitt , Head of Arts , Bagri Foundation for
At the Cutting Edge Series, London UK Nov 2019

Interview with Susie Ibarra by Ayesha Chugh for the Splice Blog 2018

i’m excited to be working with


I’ve launched two sound packs on their Splice Originals label . Producers and musicians can play my sounds 🙂 . I will be launching two more packs of Himalayan sounds in the fall on their Creator Series.

Susie Ibarra Sound Packs with Splice

Experimental Percussion Sounds with Susie Ibarra

Susie Ibarra Percussion Template

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Thank you to Harvestworks and Asia Society and to all the musicians in DreamTime Ensemble for such a lovely afternoon concert for the New York Electronic Arts Festival , this last Saturday July 13 on Governors Island !  We had such a great time performing the game piece Fragility: A Game of Polyrhythms with the audience. Here are some pictures of the event taken by photographer Ellen Wallop for Asia Society.

June 1 – August 11 
Physical and Digital: multifaceted visions in electronic art, an exhibition with Julia SinelnikovaAmy YoungsLoVidZahra PoonawalaAlexander HahnSusie IbarraMichael SchumacherMorehshin Allahyari and Amanda Gutiérrez @ Building 10a Nolan Park Governors Island

July 13, 2019 @ 3 pm @ Building 10a Nolan Park Governors Island. FREE

In conjunction with the NYEAF 2019 Fragility installation, drummer and composer Susie Ibarra leads the DreamTime Ensemble in the performance of Fragility: A Game of Polyrhythms. A dynamic musical ‘game piece’, the performance invites members of the audience to conduct the ensemble through rhythms and musical motifs. Presented in partnership with Asia Society.


July 27th, 2019 7pm Saturday


22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201

ISSUE presents a special “end of season” program gathering three singular artists working across avant-garde rhythmic music. The evening showcases Actress, the alias of British electronic musician and producer Darren J. Cunningham — widely celebrated for hybridizing known genres within electronic music and operating on the cutting-edge of club culture. Composer, percussionist, and sound artist Susie Ibarrapresents “Rhythm Cycles (for Drumset),” while “rhythmanalyst” Speaker Music (DeForrest Brown Jr.) premieres a new piece “Her Velocity; like a foreign (after)image, renders her opaque.”


August 11, 2019 ,

Yoshi’s , 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland CA


DOORS: 6:30 PM / SHOW: 7:00 PM

Line-up: David Harrington (violin) John Sherba (violin) Hank Dutt (viola) & Sunny Yang (cello)

World Premiere, Pulsation by Susie Ibarra


September 6, 2019

Susie Ibarra , solo drums & percussion

2019 Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, North Carolina


November 7, 2019 , Cafe Oto , London UK

Bagri Foundation Music Series:  At the Cutting Edge

Susie Ibarra, solo drums & percussion


November 14, 2019

PASIC Percussive Arts Society, Indianapolis, IN

Focus Day Event:  Susie Ibarra , solo drums and percussion

Film Festival releases this fall 2018!  Im honored to have created the film score for Sean Devlin’s beautiful film.

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