Amanda Chaudhary is a composer and performer specializing in contemporary and electronic music; a jazz keyboardist, and visual/sound artist. She performs regularly around the Bay Area and beyond, both solo and with various bands and ensembles. Her solo work involves experimenting with innovative sounds via analog synthesis and custom software with computers and mobile devices for new modes of expressive musical performance. She often incorporates folk and toy instruments from around the world, along with jazz, dance music and other idiomatic styles into her visually captivating performances.
Her ensemble projects include MMB, an "avant-funk" band; Census Designated Place, a jazz and synth exploration; and Pitta of the Mind, an experimental music-and-poetry duo. She is also a member of the band Vacuum Tree Head. As a board member for Outsound Presents and Kearny Street Workshop, she is a supporter of emerging artists in music and visual art.
Amanda is also the author of the popular blog CatSynth, where she discusses music and art (and cats).