TEM206: Amanda Gookin on jumping first and making art that is unabashedly outspoken
Amanda Gookin is a New York City-based cellist, entrepreneur and activist.
On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:
- Amanda's motto: "Jump first and learn to swim later"
- The value of considering things carefully but when the time comes taking action quickly and decisively
- Why being blissfully naive as a young person was beneficial to her creativity
- How the idea for another project that didn't quite happen as originally planned led to the creation of PUBLIQuartet
- The balancing act of having a successful chamber ensemble
- How listening to a political interview with a strong and unapologetic woman during a commute inspired her to create the Forward Music Project
- The difficulties of getting a new project with no track record off the ground financially and how she navigated that with the Forward Music Project
- How she responds to people telling her to "stay in her lane" and to leave politics out of her art
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Produced by Andrew Hitz
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