Bekah Simms is a Toronto-based composer. Her work consists of 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.

Bekah’s music has been featured in Canada, the United States, and Italy, and has been interpreted by diverse performers including the Arditti Quartet, the Array Ensemble, North American New Opera Workshop, the Euridice Quartet, ArpaTambora, and the Toy Piano Composers Ensemble.

Bekah is the recipient of over twenty composition awards, prizes, and call-for-scores selections, and most recently was chosen as one of six representatives for the ISCM Canadian Section to World Music Days 2016 in Tongyeong, South Korea. She is also featured in the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s 2016 edition of 30 Hot Classical Musicians Under 30.

Recipe:
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 avocados, pitted, and chopped
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons green onion
1/3 cup feta cheese
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Combine all and season to taste!

Bekah Simms is a Toronto-based composer. Her work consists of 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.

Bekah’s music has been featured in Canada, the United States, and Italy, and has been interpreted by diverse performers including the Arditti Quartet, the Array Ensemble, North American New Opera Workshop, the Euridice Quartet, ArpaTambora, and the Toy Piano Composers Ensemble.

Bekah is the recipient of over twenty composition awards, prizes, and call-for-scores selections, and most recently was chosen as one of six representatives for the ISCM Canadian Section to World Music Days 2016 in Tongyeong, South Korea. She is also featured in the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s 2016 edition of 30 Hot Classical Musicians Under 30.

Recipe:
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 avocados, pitted, and chopped
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons green onion
1/3 cup feta cheese
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Combine all and season to taste!

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