Susie Ibarra: Dreamtime Ensemble

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Claudia Acuna – Vocals
Jennifer Choi – Violin
Yves Dharamraj – Cello
Jake Landau – Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
Yuka C. Honda – Electronics
Susie Ibarra – Drums and Percussion

Susie Ibarra’s Dreamtime Ensemble performs their New York City premiere of Perception, a suite of music composed by Ibarra and created with the ensemble for their forthcoming new recording on Decibel Collective. The performance will feature special guest Yuka C. Honda on electronics.

Percussionist Susie Ibarra is known for her innovative style and cultural dialogue as a composer, improviser and humanitarian. She is interested in the intersection of tradition and avant-garde and how this informs and inspires interdisciplinary art, education and public service. Ibarra creates live and immersive music that explores rhythm, Indigenous practices, and interaction with the natural world. Notable works include: Musical Water Routes in the Medina of Fez, a music and river route mobile app in collaboration with architect Aziza Chaouni; Mirrows and Water, a composition and sonic installation commissioned for Ai Wei Wei’s Circle of Animals / Zodiac Signs at the sculpture trail of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming; Digital Sanctuaries, a modular music app walk that remaps cities with sanctuaries of music and engages with historical and cultural sites; Circadian Rhythms, commissioned by EMPAC for Earth Day 2013; and We Float, a 2014 commission by Ecstatic Music Festival with singer songwriter Mirah. A 2014 TEDSenior Fellow and Faculty member at Bennington College in Vermont, Ibarra teaches Percussion and Performance at the Center for Advancement in Public Action with focused advocacy on human rights extended equally to women and girls and rebuilding cities with the arts.