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Fragility Etudes Music by Susie Ibarra
Film by Yuka C. Honda


  • Archive, Live Music

  • Saturday, November 20, 8pm
  • $12 Student
    $22 Advance
    $32 Day of
    $40 Preferred
  • Hunter Center

Composer and percussionist Susie Ibarra’s Fragility Etudes explores humanity’s interdependence with the natural environment through a world of sound. One of SPIN’s “100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music,” Ibarra brings together six musicians—including Cibo Matto co-founder Yuka C. Honda and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe who scored the recent Candyman remake—in a dynamic score of overlapping rhythms experienced in the round.

The Fragility Etudes film by Yuka C. Honda will be screened in Club B10 from 2-5pm on Saturday, November 20, and is included with museum admission.

Ensemble performance and soloists
Jennifer Choi: violin
Daniel Louis Doña: viola
Yuka C. Honda: electronics
Susie Ibarra: drum set and percussion
Jake Landau: pianos and pianet
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: voice and modular synthesizers

Fragility Etudes was commissioned by Asia Society Museum, New York, for the inaugural Asia Society Triennial 2021: We Do Not Dream Alone.

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  • Effective Monday, November 1, all ticket-holders over the age of 12 must show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination (accompanied by a photo ID for those over 18). Read our COVID-19 FAQ here.
  • This performance will take place inside MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center. Masks are required for all indoor spaces, except while eating and drinking, regardless of vaccination status.
  • No outside food or beverages will be allowed in the venue during the event. Small bites and drinks are available for purchase before the show from our museum cafe, Lickety Split.
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