VIC FIRTH ARTIST
SUSIE IBARRA

Susie Ibarra, percussionist and composer, received a music diploma from Mannes College of Music and B.A. from Goddard College. Susie Ibarra studied Kulintang with Danongan Kalanduyan and drum set with Buster Smith, Vernel Fournier and Milford Graves.

As a percussionist, 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, Mark Dresser, Thurston Moore, Savath and Savalas, Prefuse 73, Yo La Tengo, among others.

Susie Ibarra has taught across the U.S. Artist Residencies including: The Walker Art Center, Mills College, Bard College, Swarthmore College, Fundacio Joan Miro, University of Michigan, Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, The New School. She was nominated "Best Drummer" in the Village Voice, Downbeat, Jazziz, The Wire. Susie Ibarra currently lives in New York City.

She currently performs solo works and with Susie Ibarra Trio with Jennifer Choi & Craig Taborn; Mephista, collective electro-acoustic trio with Sylvie Couvoisier & Ikue Mori; Shapechanger with poet Yusef Komunyakaa; Mark Dresser & Susie Ibarra Duo; Mundo Ninos children’s music; and Filipino trance music, with Roberto Rodriguez, Electric Kulintang.

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT:
Susie Performs at PASIC

 PASIC 2005 - Clip #1
 PASIC 2005 - Clip #2
 PASIC 2005 - Clip #3


Susie's implements of choice:
American Classic® 5A
Tear drop tip for rich cymbal sounds. Light and fast for jazz orchestral and pit work.
L = 16" | Dia. = .565"
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SD6 Swizzle B
An SD2 with a hard‚ spun felt ball attached to the butt end. Ideal for fast changes on cymbals.
L=16 1/4" | Dia.=.635" | Felt ball = 1 1/4" x 1"
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Heritage Brush
Features a light gauge wire and a smooth rubber handle. Fast and easy to play.
Dia. = .530" | Spread = 5"
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Soundpower® Large Gong Beater
For large gong‚ tam tam and nipple gongs.
Head = 4 1/4" | L = 21 1/4"
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Visit Susie online:
www.susieibarra.com



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