Susie Ibarra

b. 1970 in Anaheim, CA, United States of America
Working in New Paltz, NY; Bennington, VT; and New York, NY, United States of America
Showing at New-York Historical Society
On view from March 16, 2021, through June 27, 2021
Susie Ibarra

Susie Ibarra, Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms, 2018. Performed at Asia Society, 2018. Courtesy the artist. Photography by Ellen Wallop

Susie Ibarra is a drummer, composer, bandleader, and professor who creates distinctive compositions and sonic installations. Her work calls upon Asian percussive traditions and jazz sensibilities as well as her extensive study in a wide range of interests, including improvisation, sonic mapping, and artistic intervention for societal transformation. The artist received a Music Diploma from Mannes College of Music, New York City, and a BA from Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont. She is a Yamaha, Zildjian, and Vic Firth drum artist. Ibarra’s artistic projects include creating soundscapes from her recordings of nature to chronicle the repercussions of climate change. A 2020 National Geographic Explorer in Storytelling, Ibarra has mapped water rhythms from around the world, including the melting Himalayan glaciers and the Greenland Ice Sheet.