Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez

Saturday, May 20, 2006. 8:30 pm

 

Susie Ibarra & Roberto Rodriguez at Roulette 2006

Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez

Saturday, May 20, 2006. 8:30 pm

Electric Kulintang (Susie Ibarra & Roberto Rodriguez) presents a performance of new works entitled 7000 Mysteries. With acoustic and electronic soundscapes, Ibarra (acoustic and electric kulintang, percussion, compositions) and Rodriguez (electronics, claypot, cajon la peru, percussion) weave melodies and rhythms that evoke Filipino folkloric trances in several new sonic narratives. Ibarra’s music is largely influenced by her work in avant-garde and experimental music. She currently performs solo works and with in groups with Jennifer Choi, Craig Taborn, Sylvie Couvoisier, Ikue Mori and Mark Dresser, among others. Rodriguez draws upon his influences across the board of traditional Cuban music to contemporary music in the genres of pop, rock, jazz, world music, avant-garde and classical. He has played with Rufus Wainwright, Joe Jackson, John Zorn, Marc Ribot, and Leo Wadada Smith, to name a motley few. He currently leads his septet, Septeto Rodriguez.