opensound: writing mixed music (acoustic and electronic elements) with Bekah Simms


Free online workshop open to composers of all levels.

Bekah Simms leads a session on writing writing mixed music (acoustic and electronic elements).

6-7pm including approx. 40 min talk with a Q&A session at the end. Please note that although we try to wrap-up opensound sessions by 7pm, they often run over by 5-10 mins.

JUNO Award-winning composer Bekah Simms hails from Newfoundland, Canada and is currently based in Glasgow after nine years living and working in Toronto. Her varied musical output has been heralded as “cacophonous, jarring, oppressive — and totally engrossing!” (CBC Music), “visceral contemporary music that enfolds external inspirations with dazzling rigor and logic” (Peter Margasak), and lauded for its "sheer range of ingenious material, expressive range and sonic complexity" (The Journal of Music.)  She has worked with some of the top interpreters of contemporary music internationally, including Crash Ensemble - with whom she is currently an artist-in-residence - Riot Ensemble, Eighth Blackbird, and l’Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal. Bekah has also been the recipient of over 35 awards, competitive selections, nominations, and prizes, including the 2019 Barlow Prize, the 2023 JUNO Award for Classical Composition of the Year, and a nomination for the 2022 Gaudeamus Award. She is a Lecturer in Composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.