Cellist Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project 3.0: fever dream is an act of collective reflection, healing, and awakening. Gookin will premiere new multimedia commissions for solo cello by composers Pamela Z, Jessie Montgomery, Sarah Hennies, Camila Agosto, Seong Ae Kim, and inti figgis-vizueta explore themes of mental and physical health through a sandbox of sound design, electronic instruments, vocalization and performance art.
Interludes created by Gookin fuse the performance together as she shares stories from her own life grappling with depression and the complex relationship of mother and daughter.
Praised for her “expert technical work” (The Strad), Gookin champions the future of music through the creation and bold performance of new works, and a dedication to education, culture, and community engagement. Her initiative, Forward Music Project, commissions new multimedia works for solo cello that elevate stories of feminine empowerment.