Composer/Percussionist Susie Ibarra resides in New York and has performed as a soloist and collaborator in various configurations. Known for her innovative style Ibarra creates cultural dialogue through her music.
She is a Yamaha, Vic Firth and Paiste Artist and has recorded over 40 records as a leader and co-leader.
Susie Ibarra composes and performs regularly with her collaborative projects with composer/percussionist Roberto Rodriguez in their eco-electronica duo Electric Kulintang, chidrens world music with Mundo Niños, Susie Ibarra Quartet with featured soloists Bridget Kibbey, Jennifer Choi and Kathleen Supove and Ibarra, as well as various interdisciplinary art collaborations with poet Yusef Komunyakaa and visual artist Makoto Fujimura.
Recent work include :
Mundo Niños workshop and concert at Druga Godba Festival in Slovenia 2011, Electric Kulintang workshop and performance at Teatro Nuove and Fondazione Cini Venezia for Traditional and Contemporary Southeast Asian gong music 2011, Drum Codes by Electric Kulintang premiered at The David Rubenstein Atrium, Lincoln Center with CD release this fall 2011 ; Mysteries of Nature for Susie Ibarra Quartet with special guest Pauline Oliveros Roulette 2011, Drum Sketches, solo percussion composed and performed by Ibarra commissioned by Innova Records and The Brecht Forum, Dialects for Electric Kulintang on Plastic Records, Summer Fantasy and Folklore for Susie Ibarra Quartet commissioned by MoMa Summergarden and Jazz at Lincoln Center, A Translation of Silk with Yusef Komunyakaa for poetry, soprano and violin premiered at the Harlem Stage, Canciones de Cuna / Lullabies by Mundo Niños ,Madre Selva a soundtrack video installation by Juan Sanchez in tribute to Ana Mendieta,
Music for Four Pianists commissioned by Ars Nova Workshop, War Horses music by Electric Kulintang and poetry by Yusef Komunyakaa commissioned by Isamu Noguchi Museum, These Trees That Speak commissioned by Ethos Percussion Quartet, Pintados Dream/ The Painteds Dream a concerto for drums , visual art by Makoto Fujimura and chamber orchestra commissioned by American Composers Orchestra and premiered at Zankel Carnegie Hall.