The Hildegard Composer Competition is National Sawdust’s mentorship initiative highlighting outstanding trans, female, and nonbinary composers in the early stages of their careers, supporting them with a commission, visionary mentorship, and access to a network of leading working collaborators.
Glad to be a part of this album, playing with The National Sawdust Ensemble. Take a listen here.
In 2017, both Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull were commissioned to write pieces for Amanda Gookin’sForward Music Project. These pieces will be performed again in a second iteration of the project, presented by National Sawdust, as a part of the Kennedy Center’sDIRECT CURRENT Festival, which is a two-week celebration of contemporary culture. Forward Music Project is an exploration of women’s experiences; highlighting LGBTQ+ issues, reproductive rights, and human trafficking. Forward Music Project 2.0 will premiere at Dupont Underground, March 29th at 9:00pm.