Susie Ibarra

Susie Ibarra
Susie Ibarra
Susie Ibarra

Susie Ibarra is a multi-faceted artist who brings together diverse roles as a Filipinx composer, percussionist, and creative improviser to produce works that flow fluidly between coloristic textures. Susie is a 2020 National Geographic Explorer Storyteller, a 2019 Doris Duke United States Artist Fellow in Music, Senior TED Fellow and 2019 Asian Cultural Council Research Fellow in working to preservation and support Indigenous music and culture, Musika Katatubo, in the Philippines, and sound recording on glaciers and water rhythms in the Himalayas. Recent commissions include new release of a composer portrait album with her new trio Talking Gong Jan 2021 New Focus Recordings; album release Rhythm Cycles a drum solo performance commissioned by the Bagri Foundation and released with OTO Projects UK Nov 2020; Pulsation for Kronos String Quartet’s 50 for the Future Feb 2020, and Fragility Etudes which explores polyrhythms and human interdependence through glass physics equations, commissioned for Asia Society Triennial 2021. April 2021 Ibarra launches a new podcast of soundscapes with her climate scientist, glaciologist Michele Koppes, Listening to Climate Change, commissioned and produced by Counterflows, Glasgow UK. Alongside in this spring March 2021 releases her soundpack Water Rhythms on Splice Explores. Susie Ibarra is a Yamaha, Vic Firth and Zildjian Drum Artist.