SUSIE IBARRA (composer)

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. Recent work include :  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, Kit: 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.  In 2004 Ibarra began work in cultural and environmental preservation through with Indigenous and children’s groups in the Philippines, US, Asia/Pacific and globally. She is honored to be a 2010 TED Fellow and 2010 Asia Society Young Leaders Delegate as she continues her documentary work and is creating public service projects in music to support Indigenous communities , peace efforts in conflicted areas and children’s communities in the Asia/Pacific region and US.


Diane Wondisford, Producing Director  


Phone: 718.797.1145