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Digital Sanctuaries Credits

Our Thanks

Digital Sanctuaries, New York was commissioned through New Music USA’s Commissioning Music/USA program, which is made possible by generous annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural affairs as well as endowment support from The Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Helen F. Whitaker Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trust. 

Commissioning support for this project was provided in part by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council ( www.lmcc.net)

The production of Digital Sanctuaries , New York has been supported by The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funds come from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


Twelve Compositions by Roberto J. Rodriguez and Susie Ibarra of music duo Electric Kulintang.

Programming, Mixed and Produced by Roberto J. Rodriguez. Recording and Mixing at Edison Music, Boiceville NY by David Baron

Musicians Performing on each composition:

India House

Featuring: David Baron -synthesizers and electronics, surge, Susie Ibarra- Philippine kulintang gongs and percussion, Roberto Rodriguez – electronic programming and drumset.  Composed by Roberto J. Rodriguez and Susie Ibarra.

Peter Minuit Plaza

Featuring: Roberto Rodriguez- electronic programming, David Baron- electronics, Susie Ibarra- percussion and drumset. Composed by Susie Ibarra and Roberto J. Rodriguez

Teardrop Park

Featuring: David Baron- synthesizers and electronics
Composed by Susie Ibarra


Featuring: Susie Ibarra- kulintang, Roberto J. Rodriguez- iya bata drum, David Baron- electronics.  Composed by Susie Ibarra

Castle Clinton

Featuring: Susie Ibarra- akayo Philippine wooden xylophone, Roberto J. Rodriguez – iya bata drum, David Baron- synthesizers and electronic
Composed by Susie Ibarra

Battery Park Labyrinth and Gardens:

Featuring: The Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Composed by Susie Ibarra

Pier 15

Featuring: Simi Stone– vocals, Young Peoples Chorus of New York City –vocals, Roberto J. Rodriguez electronic programming and drumset.
Composed by Roberto J. Rodriguez

Titanic Park Memorial

Featuring: Pauline Oliveros – digital accordion, Susie Ibarra- percussion and drumset, David Baron – synthesizer, Roberto J. Rodriguez- electronic programming.  Composed by Roberto J. Rodriguez and Susie Ibarra

New York Stock Exchange

Featuring: Susie Ibarra – percussion and drumset, Roberto J. Rodriguez –electronic programming, David Baron- synthesizers and electronics. Composed by Roberto J. Rodriguez and Susie Ibarra

Louis Nevelson Plaza

Featuring: Roberto J. Rodriguez- electronic programming, Susie Ibarra- small percussion, David Baron – electronics. Composed by Roberto J. Rodriguez

African Burial Ground

Featuring: Yusef Komunyakaa- poetry and recorded voice, Famoro Diaubate- balafon and vocals, Young People’s Chorus of New York City –vocals, Roberto Rodriguez – electronic programming bata drum, Susie Ibarra- bata drums, David Baron – surge and electronics.  Composed by Roberto J. Rodriguez

Native American Museum

Featuring: Al and Jake George – vocals and percussion, Susie Ibarra- drumset, Roberto J. Rodriguez- electronics and programming, David Baron- surge and electronics . Composed by Roberto J. Rodrigue



Big Ideas for Smart Cities: Open Space and Place Making

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.

Digital Sanctuaries NYC, June 21

June 21, 2014 Digital Sanctuaries, NYC will be leading 3 group music mobile app walks in Lower Manhattan

Free to the Public, Please sign up to reserve for one of the walks

Don’t forgot to bring your headphones!

RSVP forms for 3 different Digital Sanctuaries walks in NYC

Composer & Percussionists: Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez Visual Art: Makoto Fujimura Interaction Design:  Shankari Murali

Download the app here: www.digitalsanctuaries.com

June 21 at 1:00pm at India House
June 21 at 3:00pm at Peter Minuit Plaza
June 21 at 5:00pm at Tear Drop Park

Commissioned by New Music USA’s Commissioning Music/USA program , The MAPFund and presented as part of Make Music New York

Digital Sanctuaries, NYC is an urban music mobile app walk that brings 12 sanctuaries of music to 12 historic sites in Lower Manhattan. Digital Sanctuaries, NYC invites the public to join on a virtual pilgrimage through the built environment of a cityscape, discovering meditative spaces in unexpected places, marked by an ever-changing musical score. As the audience engages with the music in each place, they are encouraged to discover the hidden qualities of the world.


Click Here to Download the Full Digital Sanctuaries Press Release

We are very excited to create a digital public art experience that engages with the dynamic cityspace, and offers interactive music in virtual sanctuaries. We are interested to combine traditional and contemporary forms of music and aural storytelling.” explains renowned composer, improviser and percussionist, Susie Ibarra. Ibarra and awardwinning composer Roberto Juan Rodriguez, both of Electric Kulintang, are thrilled to present a tech launch of their anticipated Digital Sanctuaries, 12 musical compositions within a mobile app soundwalk for Lower Manhattan, NYC.