Commissioned by New Music USA’s Commissioning Music/USA program and presented as part of Make Music New York

Digital Sanctuaries, NYC is an urban music mobile app walk that brings 12 sanctuaries of music to 12 historic sites in Lower Manhattan. Digital Sanctuaries, NYC invites the public to join on a virtual pilgrimage through the built environment of a cityscape, discovering meditative spaces in unexpected places, marked by an ever-changing musical score. As the audience engages with the music in each place, they are encouraged to discover the hidden qualities of the world.


Composer & Percussionists: Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez
Visual Art: Makoto Fujimura
Interaction Design:  Shankari Murali


Digital Sanctuaries, NYC was commissioned through New Music USA’s Commissioning Music/USA program, which is made possible by generous annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs as well as endowment support from The Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Helen F. Whitaker Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trust.

The production of Digital Sanctuaries, NYC  has been supported by The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Digital Sanctuaries, NYC is made possible in part by a 2014 LMCC Process Space artist residency.

Thank you to Andrew Horwitz, a Creative Consultant for Digital Sanctuaries, NYC, Founder of Culturebot Media and Arts, Inc.,