Bekah Simms is an award-winning Toronto-based composer originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her work consists of a highly varied output using a wide variety of mediums, including solo works with electronics, chamber music, opera, wind ensemble, and orchestra. Propelled by a simultaneous fascination and terror of the universe, Bekah’s works often grapple with both physical and psychological curiosities as understood by human experience. Among her compositional interests is the interaction of acoustic instruments and the human voice, be it through singing, sounding, or somewhere in between. She is currently a DMA student at the University of Toronto.
LISTEN: L’appel du vide for cello, accordion, piano, and electronics
Amahl Arulanandam, cello, Evan Bowen, electronics, Branko Džinović, accordion, Wesley Shen, piano