Wednesday 20 March 07:00pm

Amanda Gookin

"Forward Music Project 2.0: in this skin"

6pm doors • 7pm show


A 2018–19 National Sawdust Project-in-Residence, cellist Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project 2.0 focuses on the first-person perspectives of women.

Comprising six new works from five female composers — Alex Temple, Shelley Washington, Kamala Sankaram, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, and National Sawdust Co-Founder and Artistic Director Paola Prestini — for solo cello, Forward Music Project 2.0 highlights issues of sex positivity, trans rights, pleasure and pain, gender nonconformity, fashion and dignity, hysteria, BDSM, and more. These new compositions push the boundaries of traditional cello writing, and incorporate an array of special tools and effects to heighten the cello’s expressive potential.

Don’t miss this evening of powerful original new works that speak directly to some of the most pressing issues of our time!