commissioning new multimedia works for cello that encourage social change empowerment for women and girls.
Forward Music Project confronts the audience with a visceral experience of music, light, and stories that explore a range of issues facing women today, from the LGBTQ+ community to reproductive rights, sexual violence and empowerment. These works are performed through the lens of solo cello, electronics, projection art by S Katy Tucker, and audio interludes from the composers. In performance, Amanda sings, chants, fights, and breathes life into these new works. Forward Music Project premiered at the Spring Revolution Festival at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY on March 1, 2017. This March 2019, Amanda premiered five new works for FMP 2.0: in this skin. Forward Music Project is on the touring roster of National Sawdust Projects. This season’s performances include The Kennedy Center DIRECT CURRENT and Georgetown University in D.C; The Wallis in Los Angeles; OK Electric in Tulsa; and Classical:NEXT in Rotterdam.