Earth Trio 2015: Michael Century, Susie Ibarra, David Rothenberg

Earth Trio 2015: Michael Century, Susie Ibarra, David Rothenberg

EMPAC Concert Hall

April 24, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Susie Ibarra is a percussionist, composer, teacher and practitioner of world music.  She is also noted as a humanitarian working with indigenous peoples through music, a TED Fellow, and a collaborator working with artists in other media.  Her composition Circadian Rhythms, for 77 percussionists and surround soundscape, was premiered at the 2013 Earth Week Festival at EMPAC. Ibarra has performed and recorded with the Who’s Who of creative musicians internationally, notably MacArthur Fellows John Zorn and George Lewis, Pauline Oliveros, Wadada Leo Smith, Ikue Mori, and at many major festivals including the 2012 London Olympics Arts Festival and the Sharjah Art Festival in the United Emirates. 

David Rothenberg is a clarinetist, composer, and philosopher known around the world for his music and his books on relationship between humanity and nature.  He is the author of Why Birds Sing, on making music with birds, also published in England, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, China, Korea, and Germany. It was turned into a feature length BBC TV documentary.  His following book, Thousand Mile Song, is on making music with whales.  It was turned into a film for French television. As a composer and jazz clarinetist, Rothenberg has eleven CDs out under his own name, including On the Cliffs of the Heart, named one of the top ten CDs by Jazziz magazine in 1995 and a record on ECM with Marilyn Crispell, One Dark Night I Left My Silent House.  Other releases include Why Birds Sing and Whale Music.  He invited many musical colleagues to join him on Whale Music Remixed, with contributions from noted electronic artists such as Scanner, DJ Spooky, Lukas Ligeti, Mira Calix, Ben Neill, and Robert Rich. 

Michael Century is a pianist, composer, accordionist and scholar, and Professor of Music and New Media at Rensselaer

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