Tribeca New Music
Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

Tribeca New Music

Tribeca New Music presents LOST and FOUND

Featuring works by: Robert Honstein, Sam Suggs, Allison Loggins-Hull, and Shelley Washington

Mike Compitello, percussion

Sam Suggs, bass

Amanda Gookin, cello

In presenting the world premiere of Lost and Found Mike and Robert create a program that plays on the idea of things lost and discarded, but also on the collaborative spirit driving their process. The artists on this program - cellist Amanda Gookin, bassist Sam Suggs, and percussionist Mike Compitello - have worked together for years in many different contexts and their coming together represents a similar fusion of friendship and creativity.

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Student CoLab: Forward Music Project
Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30
FMP

Student CoLab: Forward Music Project

Student CoLab is National Sawdust’s flagship education program for middle school composers and artists. This performance is the culmination of a three-month program in music composition, film, and projection design, for young people at El Puente Beacon Leadership Program in Williamsburg. The program features National Sawdust Artist-in-Residence cellist Amanda Gookin (Forward Music Project). This multimedia concert features new music for cello, voice, and electronics, as well as video projection and film, all written, designed, and performed by students at MS50.

This year, Student CoLab took Amanda Gookin and S Katy Tucker’s Forward Music Project as the inspiration for the program. Forward Music Project is a multimedia project driven by social justice and empowerment for women and girls. Using the same format and principles of collaboration, and drawing upon similar themes of justice, gender, and empowerment, young people have created all of the new music, film, and visuals which you will experience at this performance.

This journey of artistic discovery and self expression empowers young people to have a voice on issues that affect them, while also enabling them to explore and fulfill their potential as a creative beings.

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ROAM
May
16
3:00 PM15:00

ROAM

Amanda will perform works from Forward Music Project as part of the 2019 Rotterdam Art Music Festival. ROAM presents "Classical music of today: adventurous, innovative, and free from convention."

Two sets at 3:00 + 4:00 PM
EUROPEAN PREMIERES:
Niloufar Nourbakhsh: Veiled for cello and electronics (2018)
Shelley Washington: SEETHING for cello and kick drum (2019)
Amanda Feery: Stray Sods for cello and electronics (2016)
Jessica Meyer: Swerve for cello and loop pedal (2016)

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Classical:NEXT
May
15
8:00 PM20:00
FMP

Classical:NEXT

I am honored to be a featured National Sawdust artist on the opening night performance of Classical:NEXT in Rotterdam!

The Opening Ceremony of 2019 Classical:NEXT is curated by Composer and National Sawdust Artistic Director, Paola Prestini, and produced by Holly Hunter, Director of National Sawdust Projects. This night will feature Deep Listening led by IONE as developed by composer Pauline Oliveros, Amanda Gookin's Forward Music Project with visuals by S Katy Tucker, National Sawdust Hildegard Award-winner Emma O'Halloran, short film "Kipatsi, Nija, Añaantsi (Land, Water, Life)," directed by filmmaker Murat Eyuboglu, and a live performance by Peruvian composer/performer Pauchi Sasaki.

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OK Electric Festival
Mar
22
to Mar 23
FMP

OK Electric Festival

OK Electric 2019: electro-acoustic works on the theme of Migration

Presents: Forward Music Project

Featuring music by Angelica Negrón, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Judith Shatin, Amanda Feery, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Natalie Joachim, Jessica Meyer, and others

Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd at Living Arts of Tulsa

Pre-concert talks begin at 6:30

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FMP 2.0 World Premiere
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00
FMP

FMP 2.0 World Premiere

In the face of division, hashtags, and soundbites, Forward Music Project 2.0: In This Skin commissions five new multimedia works for solo cello and provides space and time for audiences to listen deeply to, interact with, and contemplate the visceral joys and struggles of women.

World Premieres:

Alex Temple: “Tactile” for cello and vocal effects

Paola Prestini: “To Tell A Story” for cello and electronics

Kamala Sankaram: “Belly” for cello and electronics

Niloufar Nourbakhsh: “Veiled” for cello and electronics

Shelley Washington: “SEETHING” for cello and kick drum

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WoCo Launch Festival: Meditation on Hildegard
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00
MOH

WoCo Launch Festival: Meditation on Hildegard

This experiential performance integrates cello, vibration, nature sounds, and the breath in a musically-guided meditation inspired by the mystical medieval writings and music of Hildegard von Bingen and Deep Listening works by Pauline Oliveros. Participants will be invited to listen deeply as they are led through a series of exploratory meditations to center the listener’s energy as they focus their breathe and reception to sound. Each participant will receive a sample of oil inspired by Hildegard’s herbalism writings and participants can breath in the healing properties of herbs such as peppermint and rosemary while they settle in to the warm vibrations of the cello. All are welcome and participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and bring a pillow, blanket, or yoga mat. 

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Contemporaneous: Imagination Presents
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

Contemporaneous: Imagination Presents

In a snapshot of the endlessly varied forms of musical expression throughout our community, Contemporaneous hosts a non-genre musical gathering with sets by some of the most powerful artists working amongst us: daring avant-rock band Boio, “genre obliterating” Warp Trio, and Forward Music Project, Amanda Gookin’s multimedia set of solo cello works seeking to empower women and girls.

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NY Botanical Gardens, "Plant Life"
Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

NY Botanical Gardens, "Plant Life"

Program on plant life and nature curated by Angélica Negrón and the NY Botanical Gardens featuring cellist Amanda Gookin and bassist Eleanore Oppenheim

Program:

Angélica Negrón: Panorama for cello and electronics

Judith Shatin: “Songbird” from “For the Birds” for cello and electronics

Angélica Negrón: Las Desaparecidas

Matthew Burtner: Fragments From Cold for cello and electronics

Angélica Negrón: La Isla Magica for bass and electronics

Eleanore Oppenheim: Improvisations based on nature

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PUBLIQuartet: National Sawdust
Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00
PQ

PUBLIQuartet: National Sawdust

PUBLIQuartet presents a concert of music by extraordinary female composers exploring the intertwined themes of freedom and faith. Dedicated to commissioning and presenting works by composers outside of the standard classical canon, this program will feature established icons like Meredith Monk and Ella Fitzgerald alongside rising stars like Shelley Washington and Jessica Meyer in a celebration of women past and present.

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NewOrch: Opus 2
Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

NewOrch: Opus 2

Bassist Sam Suggs and I will perform a set of solo and duo works to open the NewOrch Opus 2 event

Program:

Nathalie Joachim: Dam Mwen Yo for cello and electronics

Caroline Shaw: In Manus Tuas for solo cello

Sam Suggs: Postlude for solo bass

Alfred Schnittke: Hymnus II for cello and bass

Hildegard von Bingen: Improvisations on O Virigissima Virga for cello and bass

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PUBLIQuartet: National Sawdust
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00
PQ

PUBLIQuartet: National Sawdust

As one of National Sawdust’s 2018-2019 Artists-in-Residence, PUBLIQuartet are advancing their work to commission and present composers outside of the standard classical canon. For their first show this season, the dynamic, groundbreaking PUBLIQuartet teams up with percussion stars Andy Akiho and Ian Rosenbaum for a concert of Akiho’s vibrant, viscerally driving music.

Their first show presents Andy Akiho, one of the most “vital” composers (New York Times) composing today. His virtuosic use of elaborate rhythms and unexpected timbres mesmerizes and moves in equal measure.

With Akiho’s frequent collaborator Ian Rosenbaum — a “meteoric young talent” in the percussion world (Washington Post) — on marimba, this concert promises to be a rollicking tour–de–force performance of Akiho’s String QuartetLIgNEouS, and Karakurenai.

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PUBLIQuartet: National Gallery of Art
Oct
28
3:30 PM15:30
PQ

PUBLIQuartet: National Gallery of Art

Celebrating Rachel Whiteread

Applauded by the Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,” and by the New Yorker as “independent-minded,” PUBLIQuartet’s genre-bending programs span the classical canon and also feature open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet. This program features three original works from the quartet’s MIND|THE|GAP initiative—developed to generate interest in new music and keep traditional classical music relevant to modern audiences—as well as composer Andy Akiho’s LIgNEouS for string quartet and marimba, featuring percussionist Ian Rosenbaum, for whom the piece was written.

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PUBLIQuartet: New Latin Wave
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00
PQ

PUBLIQuartet: New Latin Wave

New Latin Wave's New Music Program, curated by Angélica Negrón, features the adventurous PUBLIQuartet performing pieces by 7 Latinx emerging composers: Camila Agosto, Felipe Nieto, Inti Logan Figgis Vizueta and young composers Paloma Dineli (age 11) and Kristal Lopez (age 13) + works for solo cello by Ivonne Paredes and Angélica Negrón.

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