October 30-December 19, 2021
Water Rhythms
at the Fridman Gallery

November 20, 2021
Fragility Etudes
music by Susie Ibarra
Film by Yuka C. Honda

December 10
Performance duet Susie Ibarra & Immanuel Wilkins
at the Howland Center produced by
Fridman Gallery Beacon NY

December 11
Claire Chase: Density 2036 Part viii
The Kitchen, matinee performance

December 11
Virtual Fundraise for finishing the Pauline Oliveros documentary
Produced by Ministry of Maat
Roulette evening performance

December 12
Makoto Fujimura, Stephen Proctor and Susie Ibarra
at HighlineNine

January 19-22, 2022

Susie Ibarra Residency
The Stone

at The New School , NY

January 19
Trio with
Bill Frisell – guitar
Immanuel Wilkins – alto saxophone

January 20
Duet with
Kaoru Watanabe – Japanese flutes and percussion

January 21
Quartet with
Ikue Mori – electronics
Zeena Parkins – electric harp
Brian Chase – drumset

January 22
Duet with
Jin Hi Kim – komungo and electric komungo


Water Rhythms
Susie Ibarra & Michele Koppes
at Fridman Gallery, Beacon New York

October 30 – December 19, 2021

475 Main Street | Beacon, NY
Opening reception: Saturday, October 30 6–8 pm

Performance by Susie Ibarra and Immanuel Wilkins: Friday, December 10, 8pm
(held at the Howland Center)

Fridman Gallery is pleased to announce Water Rhythms, an exhibition at its Beacon location, presenting a recent series of sewn paintings by Paolo Arao and an eponymous multi-channel sound installation by Susie Ibarra and Michele Koppes.

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SoundLives New Music Box Podcast
Susie Ibarra : Hybrid Culture
Transcript Page on New Music USA


July 17th, 2021
The Sultan Room NYC 9:30pm
Yonatan Gat presents VISUAELS
Red Medicine ( Eastern Medicine Singers)
Oliver Ackermann
Brian Chase
Christopher Pravoica
Yonatan Gat
Opening Set by Susie Ibarra Solo and Collaborations


August 9-14th, 2021
Jazz Danmark Summer Session
Susie Ibarra is teaching 2021 Summer Sessions at Jazz Danmark alongside guest
artists/ teachers Bill Frisell, Anat Cohen, David Virelles, Immanuel Wilkins, Kenny Wolleson, Thomas Morgan


October 12-15, 2021
TED Countdown Summit on Climate Change
Edinburgh, Scotland
Water Rhythms Listening Room installation
by Susie Ibarra and Michele Koppes commissioned by TED for installation

Talking Gong

Susie Ibarra: Talking Gong with Claire Chase and Alex Peh
Wednesday, June 9, 2021. 8:00 pm

limited seating live performance and live stream

Composer and percussionist Susie Ibarra returns to Roulette with Talking Gong featuring flutist Claire Chase and pianist Alex Peh. This dynamic trio emerged out of the premiere of the title piece commissioned for SUNY New Paltz in 2018 when Ibarra was Davenport Composer in Residence, and the release of their album Talking Gong on New Focus Recordings this January 2021.

Talking Gong will perform an evening program of music featuring compositions by Ibarra from their album, as well as Ibarra’s series of solos as bird songs of the sunbird, hummingbird and kingfisher for piano, flute and drums. The trio will also perform an excerpt of Pauline Oliveros, The Witness, a trans-species opera, a biocentric experiment for humans and non-humans, combining deep listening, conscious movement and “blue hour” (dawn) light. Peh and Chase will perform a duet inspired by the black bird, The Merle Noir, by Olivier Messiaen. Amidst the program are conduction pieces by Ibarra , a mixture of motivic scores and improvisation that highlight the trio’s unique sound world and musical chemistry.

Claire Chase – piccolo, flute, alto and bass flutes
Alex Peh – piano
Susie Ibarra – drumset, kulintang, gandingan, agong, and percussion

with special guest Senem Pirler on electronics joining us for The Witness.

UNDRUM Festival UNDRUM Festival

UNDRUM Festival presented by Architek Percussion and Suoni Per Il Popolo
June 13th Susie Ibarra premieres solo percussion work , RITWAL

filmed by Tony Cenicola and recorded by Jake Landau

Fragility Etudes

Fragility Etudes by Susie Ibarra
Asia Society Triennial 2021

June 17th, 2021
New York time ET

Watch Live with Q and A afterwards

Fragility Etudes features a series of musical compositions by composer and percussionist Susie Ibarra. The pieces are studies into a world of sound that reflect humanity’s interdependence and mutual existence alongside the natural environment. Ibarra’s dynamic score explores this interconnectedness through polyrhythms and concepts from the physics of glass.

Fragility Etudes is performed by an ensemble of renowned musicians conducted by Ibarra. The filming of the performance at MASS MoCA is directed by multimedia artist Yuka C. Honda. Ibarra’s research in physics and music was conducted in collaboration with physicist Bernard Grossman.

Following the performance, join us for a Q&A with artist Susie Ibarra moderated by Sarah McCaffery, manager, interdisciplinary arts.

This event will be livestreamed on Asia Society’s YouTube page.

Performance duration: 40 minutes
Created by Susie Ibarra

Ensemble performance and soloists
Jennifer Choi: violin
Daniel Louis Doña: viola
Yuka C. Honda: electronics
Susie Ibarra: drum set and percussion
Jake Landau: pianos and pianet
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: voice and modular synthesizers

Recorded by sound engineer Eli Crews
Film directed by Yuka C. Honda
Director of photography Joseph Conroy

This work was commissioned by Asia Society Museum, New York, for the inaugural Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The filming and recording of Fragility Etudes were created with the generous support of an artist residency at MASS MoCA (North Adams, Massachusetts).

Special thanks to

Director of Performing Arts + Film at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, Sue Killam
Production Manager of Performing Arts and Film at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, Tim Envoy
Director of Artist Services at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, Meghan Labbee

So happy about to be sitting #3 on list between several wonderful musicians!

“This riveting set from Susie Ibarra has a talkative disposition, even when its overall mood is contemplative. Whether she’s playing solos, duets, or trios with pianist Alex Peh and flutist Claire Chase, the percussionist speaks with a language all her own. The music here has a sense of tension and release that is positively addictive.”

January 22, 2021
Talking Gong, Susie Ibarra

Talking Gong by Susie Ibarra

Album Release on New Focus Recordings , available worldwide to buy/stream
digital and limited edition vinyl

Composer and percussionist Susie Ibarra releases a portrait album featuring solos, duets and trios with her new trio. Talking Gong with Claire Chase and Alex Peh will be released in digital and limited edition vinyl formats. Ibarra’s work melds influences from her Filipina heritage with her uniquely virtuosic approach to the drum set and sound collage.

 Talking Gong, Susie Ibarra


February 5 – March 31, 2021
Ione’s 26th Annual Dream Festival


World-wide dream action theater including performances, virtual music and literary launchings, art exhibitions, round table discussions, citywide and international ephemeral and long lasting dream events.

The Ministry of Maåt provides Spiritual, Educational and Holistic support for women and the full spectrum of cultural and gender identities. MoM nurtures creativity in multiple art forms as a foundation of the organization. We consistently wish to honor Black and Brown Histories and Futures.

The Ministry of Maåt (MoM) is a 501c3 Charitable Organization incorporated in the State of New York in 1997.

“Dream Community is a beautiful thing. It is our deepest source of creativity and our deepest form of democracy. We are all automatically members of this community, and we share the dream dimensions whether we are rich or poor, young or old. We dream in Angola and we dream in New York City. We dream in all weathers and through all the varying events and emotions of our lives. We are all dreamers. Because of this, dream sharing is an extraordinarily effective way of communing with other humans.” Ione (Excerpt from Listening in Dreams

Playlist this week on ICareifYouListen , ListnUp #UnevenMeasures
Thank you Amanda Cook and I care if you Listen. Happy to share these beautiful artists on this weeks playlist as part of Uneven Measures. I chose these pieces for my playlist because they’re like spirituals that I listen to that keep me grounded and close to nature.

ListN Up: Susie Ibarra (October 23, 2020)


Water Rhythms : listening to climate change
Public installations and Story maps
TED Senior Fellows Susie Ibarra and Michele Koppes launched their immersive artwork: Water Rhythms: Listening to Climate Change – two sonic waterfall installations, as part of a global art action on climate change for TED Countdown on Climate Change.

So excited to launch both our public art install with Fine Acts and TED Countdownalong with the Water Rhythms STory Maps on ESRI Maps. These SToryMaps contain photos, video, audio field recordings and maps of 5 water towers that Michele Koppes and Ihave been recording along with our sound and science teams. Although we are on pause from th efield, we will be back up at a safer moment to recofrd at the source of the Ganges of Satopanth and Gangotri Glacier. This is the first for us to share our field work publicly from the last 4 years and we will be adding to the story map rhythm transcriptions, more recordings, and writing aobut the work of listenin gto climate change through water rhythms. Thank you to everyone on our teams , Nat Geo, TED , Asian Cultural Council, Fine Acts and Splice.

Water Rhythms Story Maps


Rhythm Cycles, new drum solo digital release on OTO Projects UK. November 23, 2021

Susie Ibarra, Rhythm Cycles, drum solo

Excited to release this solo album commissioned by the Bagri Foundation in London and performed and recorded at the wonderful Cafe OTO in Dalston.



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