Susie Ibarra

Susie Ibarra's Biography

Susie Ibarra – percussionist and composer website:

Music Diploma, Mannes College of Music
B.A., Goddard College
Drumset & percussion instruction with Vernel Fournier, Milford Graves, Danny Kalanduyan, and others.

Susie Ibarra plays:
Yamaha Drums
Paiste Cymbals & Mallets
Vic Firth Sticks & Mallets

Awarded Best New Talent of the Year, Jazziz Magazine 1997
Best Drummer, Village Voice Best of New York, September 1999
Arts International Grant for Artists in International Festivals 2001
Nominated Arts International DNA Project 2002

Feature Articles and Interviews
Wire Magazine June 2002
Index Magazine April 2001
Dialogue- Asian Arts Alliance Fall/Winter 2002
The New York Times May 1999
Modern Drummer July 1998

University Lectures/Workshops/Performances
Mills College – Artist Residency 1996, NYU, Princeton University, Oberlin College, Dartmouth University, Bard, University, Sarah Lawrence College, Rice University, Stanford University, University of Massachusetts, Carnegie Melon, George Washington University, University of Minnesota, and others.

Drumset and Percussion Instruction taught through
The New School
Sarah Lawrence College
Manhattan School of Music
NYC public and private schools

Curated Womens Music Series at Tonic, April 1999 Composer Commission Panel for NYSCA 2001

Solo Performances
Carnegie Hall, Walker Art Center, Tonic, Berlin Music Festival, Tampere Festival

Current Projects
Susie Ibarra Trio
Susie Ibarra Quartet
Susie Ibarra Electric Kulintang
Shangri-La – libretto by Yusef Komaanyaka, music by Susie Ibarra Mephista

Currently Performs with
Dave Douglas Trilogy with the Trisha Brown Dance Company
Pauline Oliveros New Circle Quintet
John Zorn – Improvisations, Cobra & duos
John Lindberg Ensemble
Robert Rodriguez & Mundo Ninos
Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Thurston Moore, Arto Lindsay, Evan Parker, Butch Morris, Cibbo Matto, Yo La Tengo, among others

Upcoming Projects & Releases
Shangri-La, new opera with libretto by Yusef Komaanyaka,
music composed by Susie Ibarra
Compositions for Kronos Quartet

Selected Discography
SongBird Suite Susie Ibarra New Trio featuring: Jenny Choi-violin, Craig Taborn-piano, electronics, and special guest Ikue Mori- laptop (Tzadik Records Oracle Series)

Mephista collective trio with Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori & Susie Ibarra (Tzadik Records Oracle Series)

Flower after Flower music of Susie Ibarra (Tzadik Records Composer Series)

Pope John Paul II Cultural Center , Washington DC – an interactive sound installation – percussion

Daedal Derek Bailey & Susie Ibarra Duo
(Incus Records)

El Trilogy Dave Douglas Ensemble & Trisha Brown Dance Company
(RCA Victor Records)

DrumTalk Denis Charles & Susie Ibarra Duo (Wobbly Rail Records)

Go See The World David S. Ware Quaret
(SONY/Columbia Records)

And Then Everything Turned Itself Inside Out Yo La Tengo
(Matador Records)

Susie Ibarra's Gear
Susie Ibarra

Gear List

Maple CustomMBD-1318V 18"x16"MSD-0115V 14"x5.5"MTT-1312V 12"x8"MFT-1314V 14"x14"