Susie Ibarra is known for her innovative style and cultural dialogue as a composer, improviser, percussionist, and humanitarian. She is interested in the intersection of traditional and avant-garde styles and how this informs and inspires interdisciplinary art, education, and public service. Most recently, Ibarra’s composition and improvisation work has blended traditions, rhythms, and tunings from musical cultures across the globe.
In 2009, Ibarra cofounded Song of the Bird King to create multimedia projects that feature both contemporary and traditional music, and that contribute to preservation and innovation in indigenous communities.
Her recent works include the world premiere of Binalig Blues by Arun Ghosh’s pan-Asian Arkestra Makara, and Hidden Truths: Prayer for a Forgotten World, a 5.1 surround-sound composition recorded with seven Filipino indigenous tribes, performed with Roberto Rodriguez as a duo called Electric Kulintang.
Ibarra’s recent recordings include Drum Sketches on Innova Records and Drum Codes with Electric Kulintang on SOTBK Records.
Artist's website: susieibarra.com
Excerpt from an ensemble performance of Circadian Rhythms, the piece that Susie Ibarra will adapt for solo performance at Resonance.