Hidden Truths: Prayer for a Forgotten World, is a surround sound performance piece composed by Susie Ibarra for Electric Kulintang featuring Roberto Rodriguez on electronics, percussion and drums and Ibarra on electronic and acoustic kulintang (gongs) and percussion with visual art by Makoto Fujimura. The concert is presented by Harvestworks in association with River-to-River Festival at St Paul’s Chapel, and will feature music of Hidden Truths with field recordings of traditional artists of 7 Philippine tribes, and live performance by Electric Kulintang (EK) set amidst 5.1 surround sound.
[Jun 24] Ibarra/Rodriguez/Fujimura: Hidden Truths
June 24th 2012 – 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway, between Fulton and Vesey Street
Electric Kulintang featuring Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez
with visual art by Makoto Fujimura
Hidden Truths: Prayer for a Forgotten World, is a surround sound performance piece composed by Susie Ibarra for Electric Kulintang featuring Roberto Rodriguez on electronics, percussion and drums and Ibarra on electronic and acoustic kulintang (gongs) and percussion with visual art by Makoto Fujimura. The concert is presented by Harvestworks in association with River-to-River Festival at St Paul’s Chapel, and will feature music of Hidden Truths with field recordings of traditional artists of 7 Philippine tribes, and live performance by Electric Kulintang ( EK) set amidst 5.1 surround sound. This project was produced (in part) at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center through the Artist-In-Residence Program.
These are links of collaborative work of Electric Kulintang Ibarra/ Rodriguez and earlier collabs with Ibarra/ Fujimura
Song of the Bird King short film
Cotabato City , Music Video with music by EK and film by Karen Lin
concert at Lincoln Center Atrium
Drum Codes by Electric Kulintang
Ibarra/ Fujimura gallery performance
Pintados Dream, Concerto for Drums and Visual art
commissioned by American Composers Orchestra 2007,
performed by ACO, soloist Ibarra and Fujimura visual art
Jazz at Lincoln Center Podcast Interview with Susie Ibarra and Roberto
Rodriguez on Song of the Bird King and EK
Elegy of an Icon, Slideshow tribute to the World Trade Center
music of EK, The Ancients, composed by Ibarra
performed by EK and Thurston Moore
Susie Ibarra is interested musically and culturally in the connection of avant-garde and traditional culture. In 2004 Ibarra began work in cultural and environmental preservation with The Philippine Eagle Foundation, and Indigenous and children’s groups in the Philippines ,US, Asia/Pacific and globally. With Composer/Percussionist Roberto Rodriguez , Ibarra Co-founded Song of the Bird King ( SOTBK) in 2009 a New York based organization dedicated to creating multi-media work in music and film that innovates and preserves Indigenous culture and ecology. The organization also features their childrens music program, Mundo Niños, which performs, workshops and teaches children cross-cultural music.
Roberto Juan Rodriguez Composer & Percussionist Born in Havana Cuba, and raised in Miami, percussionist and composer Roberto Rodriguez brings groundbreaking new music through his cross-cultural roots. Drawing upon his influences across the board of traditional cuban music roots to contemporary genres of world music and jewish sephardic music, pop, jazz and improvisation, electronic, classical, he is one of the most versed performers and intriguing composers today.
Makoto Fujimura is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural influencer by both faith-based and secular media. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts (2003-2009), Fujimura has contributed internationally as an advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. Fujimura’s work is exhibited at galleries around the world, including Dillon Gallery (New York), Sen Gallery (Tokyo), The Contemporary Museum of Tokyo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Museum and Oxford House, Taiku Place (Hong Kong). He has painted live on stage at New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall as part of an ongoing collaboration with composer and percussionist Susie Ibarra. A popular speaker, he has lectured at numerous conferences and universities, including the Aspen Institute, Yale, Princeton, the Q Conference, and IAM’s Encounter 10. Fujimura’s second book, Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art and Culture, is a collection of essays bringing people of all backgrounds together in conversation and meditation on culture, art, and humanity. Fujimura founded the International Arts Movement in 1992.
Harvestworks is a nonprofit Digital Media Arts Center that presents experimental artworks created in collaboration with our Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) Lab. The Harvestworks TEAM Lab is an environment that provides project expertise from consultants, technicians, instructors and innovative practitioners in all branches of the electronic arts. Our programs are made possible with funds from New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, the Jerome Foundation, mediaThefoundation, Meet The Composer Cary Performance Fund, The Edwards Foundation Arts Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Andy Warhol Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Materials for the Arts, and the Friends of Harvestworks.