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Artists on Art: Susie Ibarra

The World Is Sound

Friday, September 29, 2017
6:15 PM–7:00 PM
Free with Museum Admission

What influence do Himalayan traditions have in the contemporary art world? On select Friday nights at 6:15 p.m., artists engage in informal dialogues about their work in the Rubin galleries. On September 29, avant-garde percussionist/composer Susie Ibarra talks with curator Beth Citron and presents sonic experiences in the intimate setting of The World Is Sound exhibition.

Admission to the museum’s galleries is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Tickets for the talk are free but limited in availability and given on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5:45 p.m. Limit two tickets per person.

An ASL interpreter will be present at the event.

The World Is Sound exhibition is made possible through the generosity of HARMAN. Major support is provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Rasika and Girish Reddy. The Rubin also thanks Preethi Krishna and Ram Sundaram and contributors to the 2017 Exhibitions Fund.


About the Artist

Composer/percussionist Susie Ibarra creates live, immersive music that explores rhythm, indigenous music, cities, and the natural world. Her music can be heard on the full-length recordings Drum Sketches (Innova Recordings), Folkloriko (Tzadik Records), and the new release Perception (Decibel Collective) coming out this fall. Her recent projects include the music and architecture app Musical Water Routes of Fez, created with architect Aziza Chaouni; the sound installation Mirrors and Water for Ai Wei Wei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Signs at the National Wildlife Museum sculpture trail; the sound walk Digital Sanctuaries with the band Electric Kulintang for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; the jazz poetry concert The City of Asylum in Pittsburgh; and Circadian Rhythms for Rensselear Polytech Institute EMPAC.