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

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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Photos of July 13, 2019 NYEAF DreamTime Ensemble concert at Governors Island

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.

https://asiasociety.org/new-york/photos-fragility-game-polyrhythms-governors-island