Tracking The Odds: Susie Ibarra (Audio)
Composer, percussionist, and sound artist Susie Ibarra in two projects recorded in concert at Roulette. Duo and trios with bassist Mark Dresser and violinist Charles Burnham from 2003 and a 2006 duo with Roberto Rodgriguez (electronics, claypot, cajon la peru, percussion). We hear Ibarra on a variety of instruments from acoustic and electric kulintang (a set of gongs) to trapset, always informed by her Filipino roots through melodies and rhythms. Ibarra is known for her innovative style and cultural dialogue as a composer, improviser, and humanitarian. She is passionate about the intersection of tradition and avant-garde and how this informs and inspires interdisciplinary art, education, and public service.