Susie Ibarra

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Susie Ibarra is a Filipina-American composer/percussionist. Her sound has been described as “a sound like no other’s, incorporating the unique percussion and musical approach of her Filipino heritage with her flowing jazz drumset style” (Modern Drummer Magazine) and her compositions are sometimes described as “calling up the movements of the human body; or the path a waterway might trace” (New York Times). She performs solo,collaboratively and leads her band, DreamTime Ensemble. 2018-2019 commissions include Kronos String Quartet, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Talking Gong trio with pianist Alex Peh and flautist Claire Chase, and Fragility: A Game of Polyrhythms.

Ibarra is a 2019 United States Artist Fellow in Music. She is a 2018 Asian Cultural Council Fellow in support of her sound research of Himalayan glacier and 2014 TED Senior Fellow. Ibarra is a faculty member in music at Bennington College.

Susie Ibarra is a Yamaha, Vic Firth, and Paiste Drum Artist.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE PIECE: Solo Percussion

I would like to perform a solo piece on drum set and percussion curated by Stuart Gerber and Timothy Feeney. This piece would be an approximate 20 minute set of two of my compositions I have composed and performed for solo drumset and percussion.

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August 30, 2019