LPR Presents at Park Church Co-op:
with DreamTime Ensemble
Wed November 29th, 2017
Park Church Co-op
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 8:00PM
Show Time: 9:00PM
Event Ticket: $15
Day of Show: $20
This is a general admission event at Park Church Co-op: 129 Russell St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Susie Ibarra and DreamTime Ensemble perform an album release concert of Perception presented by Le Poisson Rouge at Park Church Coop. Performers include Claudia Acuña-vocals, Jennifer Choi- violin, Yves Dharamraj-cello, Jake Landau- keyboards and guitar, Yuka Honda -electronics and Susie Ibarra – drumset & percussion. Special guests TBA.
The pieces for this album were inspired by the idea of perception and sensory experiences. Perception allows the ability to take in sensory information, make it into something meaningful and to interact with our environment. It is through all of our senses that we can experience the world. There also isn’t a fixed meaning to anything. The meaning of something can change depending on how a person senses sees, hears, smells, or tastes. And yet, we depend on perception for living and surviving with each interpretation and interaction. Perception is different from reality and it becomes one’s reality. I like very much the quote by Albert Einstein: “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
Susie Ibarra is a composer and percussionist. She creates live and immersive music that explores rhythm, indigenous practices and interaction with cities and the natural world.
Ibarra is a Yamaha, Paiste and Vic Firth Drum Artist. She is a 2014 TEDSenior Fellow.
Ibarra is premiering an album recorded with DreamTime Ensemble on Decibel Collective in Fall 2017. Titled Perception, it is a collection of pieces around the idea of finding unfixed meaning in sensory experiences and interaction in ones environment.
Ibarra has performed with luminaries such as Pauline Oliveros, NEA heritage artist Danongan Kalanduyan, John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Douglas, Tania Léon, Ikue Mori, Yusef Komunyakaa, Yuka Honda, Sylvie Courvoisier, Trisha Brown, Derek Bailey, Marc Ribot, Jennifer Choi, Craig Taborn, Mali singer songwriter Mamadou Kelley and Hamdcha Sufi Group of Fez, Morocco.
Her work includes Musical Water Routes in the Medina of Fez, a music and river route mobile app walk in collaboration with architect Aziza Chaouni released at the 2016 Sacred Music Festival of Fez;
Mirrors and Water, a composition and sonic installation commissioned for Ai Wei Wei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Signs at the sculpture trail of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming in 2015;
Digital Sanctuaries, a modular music app walk that remaps cities with sanctuaries of music and engages with historical and cultural sites within a city with music composed by Electric Kulintang, commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and City of Asylum Pittsburgh;
Circadian Rhythms, commissioned for Earth Day 2013 at Rensselaer RPI EMPAC inspired by endogenous rhythms for 80 percussionists and 8.1 surround sound of Macaulay Library recordings;
The City, a Radio Radiance commission for Young Peoples Chorus of NYC; We Float, a 2014 commission by Ecstatic Music Festival with singer songwriter Mirah, a sonic retelling of space explorations;
The Cotabato Sessions, a digital music film and album that captures one family legacy of gong-chime kulintang music in Mindanao, Philippines.
In 2016 Ibarra was a convener at a winter school in Kyoto, Japan titled Mapping the Aesthetics of Urban Life in Asia, A dialogue with the arts.
She is a Faculty member at Bennington College where she teaches Performance, Percussion, and at the Center for Advancement of Public Action. Her teaching at the Center focuses on the role of public art, intervention and revitalization of rural and urban areas with the arts.
Photo Credit: Tony Cenicola