Master Class with Susie Ibarra

May 06, 2007: 2pm- 4pm
Brecht Forum

451 West St. | Manhattan, NY | 212-242-4201

Philippine Gong and Drum Music Workshop A 2-hour workshop limited to 15 percussion students. The class will explore Folkloric Kulintang Gong Music and bring these instruments into modern applications on the drumset and percussion. Practice kulintang instruments and and drumkit available. Percussionists encouraged to bring a small hand or stick percussion instrument. Susie Ibarra, percussionist and composer, received a music diploma from Mannes College of Music and B.A. from Goddard College. She studied Kulintang with Danongan Kalanduyan and drum set with Buster Smith, Vernel Fournier and Milford Graves. She has performed southeast Asian gong music, jazz, avant-garde, improvised and solo concert works. She has performed with many great artists such as John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Pauline Oliveros, Derek Bailey, Ikue Mori, Sylvie Courvoisier, William Parker, Dr. L Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurti, John Lindberg, Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Dresser, Thurston Moore, Savath and Savalas, Prefuse 73, Yo La Tengo, and many others. She was nominated "Best Drummer" in the Village Voice, Downbeat, Jazziz and The Wire. Ibarra currently performs in her trio with Jennifer Choi and Craig Taborn; Mephista, the collective electro-acoustic trio with Sylvie Couvoisier & Ikue Mori; Shapechanger with poet Yusef Komunyakaa; the Mark Dresser & Susie Ibarra Duo; Mundo Ninos children's music; and Filipino trance music, with Roberto Rodriguez, entitled Electric Kulintang.