Susie Ibarra

Composer/Improviser/Percussionist Susie Ibarra actively composes and performs music as a soloist, collaborator, with and for ensembles that are instrumental, vocal and interdisciplinary.

Concerts, Compositions, Recordings

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
https://www.makotofujimura.com/works/walking-on-water/

painting by Makoto Fujimura

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
https://bagrifoundation.org/media/interview-with-susie-ibarra/
https://bagrifoundation.org/events/at-the-cutting-edge-susie-ibarra-sunn-trio-ichi/

Pulsation by Susie Ibarra commission for Kronos Quartet
50 for the Future Kronos Learning Repertoire
Released Feb 6, 2020
http://50ftf.kronosquartet.org/composers/susie-ibarra

The Himalayas by Susie Ibarra for Splice Explores
Released March 14, 2020
https://splice.com/sounds/splice-explores/splice-explores-himalayas

Fragility Etudes by Susie Ibarra for the Asia Society Triennial 2020-2021
November 20, 2020
https://asiasociety.org/triennial

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
https://www.sfgirlschorus.org/

When The Storm Fades
Festival Release 2018
Directed by Sean Devlin, Film Score by Susie Ibarra
http://www.whenthestormfades.com/

Talking Gong
Commission by SUNY New Paltz and the Look and Listen Festival 2018
For Alex Peh, Claire Chase, Susie Ibarra
https://sites.newpaltz.edu/news/2018/01/acclaimed-jazz-and-experimental-musician-susie-ibarra-will-premiere-new-work-at-suny-new-paltz/
https://hudsonvalleyone.com/2018/03/07/talking-gong-for-flute-percussion-and-piano-debuts-at-suny-new-paltz/

Procession Along the Aciga Tree
Commission for PRISM Saxophone Quartet + percussion
https://www.prismquartet.com/concerts/color-theory-2-0/

Flower of Sulphur
2018 Album Release on Thrill Jockey Records
Yunohana Variations
Featuring YoshimiO , Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Susie Ibarra
https://www.popmatters.com/yoshimio-flower-of-sulphur-review-2536865424.html
http://www.thrilljockey.com/products/flower-of-sulphur

 

News

Fall 2020

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.

https://fineacts.co/countdown
https://fineacts.co/water-rhythms

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
https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/c0fba3ed339f46868197c4409947c471

 

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

Talking Gong by Susie Ibarra

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

2020

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
https://www.makotofujimura.com/works/walking-on-water/

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
https://asiasociety.org/triennial

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.
https://www.goldenhornet.org/mxtx

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
https://www.sfgirlschorus.org/

Rouse Vistiing Artist Lecture and Solo Surround Sound Performance: Susie Ibarra
Harvard Graduate School of Design November 2019
https://www.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/1487951/uiconf_id/20704991/entry_id/0_6f31un6k/embed/iframe?

Harvard GSD Event Nov 2019
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/susie-ibarra-listening-and-creating-spatially-how-do-we-hear-in-real-life/

Article for Harvard GSD about the work of Susie Ibarra by Sala Elise Patterson
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/2019/11/the-rhythm-of-the-torrent-susie-ibarras-sonic-maps-capture-the-texture-story-and-architecture-of-a-place-in-sound/

Interview with Susie Ibarra by Chelsea Pettitt , Head of Arts , Bagri Foundation for
At the Cutting Edge Series, London UK Nov 2019
https://bagrifoundation.org/media/interview-with-susie-ibarra/

Interview with Susie Ibarra by Ayesha Chugh for the Splice Blog 2018
https://splice.com/blog/susie-ibarra-q-and-a-splice-originals/

Splice Sound Packs

i’m excited to be working with Splice.com

Splice

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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