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Student CoLab: Forward Music Project
Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30
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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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Classical:NEXT
May
15
8:00 PM20:00
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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
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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
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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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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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