Suki O’Kane is a classically trained mallet percussionist, composer and instigator working with artists from a wide array of of music, movement, expanded cinema and public art genres. Co-founder of the lo-fi sampling ensemble The Noodles, she plays percussion with Moe! Staiano’s Moe!kestra!, Dan Plonsey’s Daniel Popsicle, and is a member of Thingamajigs Performance Group with Edward Schocker and Dylan Bolles.
Suki has performed live and recorded with She Mob and its side projects: the mad folk duo Junior Showmanship and its alter-ego speed metal Winner’s Bitch. She has performed in realizations of Jon Brumit’s Vendetta Retreat; with Lucio Menegon in his Split Lip, Soundtrack Instumentals and Strangelet projects; Pamela Z and Christina McPhee’s intermedia work Carbon Song Cycle; and Dohee Lee’s multidisciplinary performance and installation piece Mago.
Her compositions for theater include three commissions for Theatre of Yugen with playwright Erik Ehn: Frankenstein (2003), The Cycle Plays (2007) and Cordelia (2011), part of Ehn’s Soulographie project. She teamed with Jason Ditzian to compose for inkBoat’s Line Between (2011), performed in 95 Rituals (2015) and is collaborating to score their new work Without Us (2018).