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World Premiere: “Four Meditations on Impermanence” by Susie Ibarra
July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
“Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Composer/percussionist Susie Ibarra is joined by Tashi Dorji, Phyllis Chen, and area percussion groups in the premiere of the multi-ensemble version of “Four Meditations on Impermanence,” a meditation on forests conceived and developed in PS21’s landscape. Inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh’s quote, Ibarra presents four pieces focused on the sonic world of four elements – metal, skin, wood, and water. Drawn by the cultural diversity of languages in nature, she creates a percussive piece grounded in these natural elements—one that is impermanent, yet also able to adapt and grow.
The concert highlights a full day of community-wide, multidisciplinary engagement with PS21’s varied natural topography. Part of Ibarra’s Rhythm in Nature residency, the day includes a participatory performance along the Stony Kill, a musical procession through the forest, sound mapping, and visual and movement projects, all free and open to all.
In addition to the performance, Ibarra will lead a Rhythm in Nature workshop, where she will offer insights and instruction into field recording practices and techniques. More info here: https://www.simpletix.com/e/susie-ibarra-rhythm-in-nature-workshop-tickets-132360