Blending unique styles and sounds , drummers/percussionists Tiziano Tononi and Susie Ibarra premiere a new suite of percussion duets they have created in homage to new and old rhythmic rituals of the natural world. This concert is dedicated to the great drummer/percussionist Max Roach.
Tiziano Tononi is one of the most active and prolific drummers/percussionist/composers of the Italian and European scene. He has toured all over Italy, Europe, Canada, Japan and the U.S. playing the most important festivals and recording extensively since the early 80’s. He’s mostly known for his work with both his band “Nexus” and with the internationally acclaimed Italian Instabile Orchesta, in addition to this he has collaborated with many musicians among which Herb Robertson, Steve Swell, Joe Fonda, Roswell Russ, Mark Dresser, Dewey Redman, Barre Phillps, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor.
Ibarra is known for her innovative style and cultural dialogue as a composer, improviser, percussionist and humanitarian. She is interested in the intersection of tradition and avant-garde and how this informs and inspires interdisciplinary art, education and public service. Ibarra creates live and immersive music that explores rhythm, Indigenous practices, and interaction with the natural world.
Susie Ibarra is a Yamaha, Vic Firth and Paiste Drum Artist. She is a 2014 TEDSenior Fellow and a Faculty member at Bennington College. She teaches Percussion, Performance and at the Center for Advancement in Public Action with focused advocacy on Human Rights extended equally to women and girls and Rebuilding Cities with the Arts.
Tiziano Tononi: drums
Susie Ibarra: percussion