This Spring, Amanda and Katy Tucker will collaborate with students from New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers, El Puente Beacon Leadership Program, and National Sawdust to compose new multimedia works for cello centered around Educational Justice from their perspective. It’s like a mini-Forward Music Project!
Performing 2.0 works for the Very Young Composers students before the premiere! I can’t wait to work with these brilliant and creative kids.
Photo by Jill Steinberg
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.
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
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.
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
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.