Rebecca Bruton is a composer, vocalist and violinist based in Calgary, AB. Her work occurs in the interstices between avant-pop, experimental chamber music, and noise. As one half of the vocal performance duo Moss Moss Not Moss (with Canadian-Icelandic poet Angela Rawlings), Rebecca has presented original work at Tectonics Festival Glasgow. Their composition and performance work has also been featured on BBC's Hear and Now radio program.
In 2016 Rebecca was selected (along with five other emerging Canadian composers) to participate in PIVOT, a prestigious six-month professional mentorship program hosted by the Canadian League of Composers in partnership with Continuum Contemporary Music and the Canadian Music Centre. During this mentorship she had the opportunity to study privately with composer Chiyoko Szlavnics, as well as write a 10 min. work for Continuum Ensemble, which was premiered in Toronto in March 2017. Rebecca has also been selected to participate in Composer’s Kitchen 2017, an Internationally juried masterclass co-presented by Quatuor Bozzini (Montréal, QC) and Embedded (UK).
Rebecca has released two full-length studio albums, under the pseudonym 'Rebecca Flood'. She is co-creative producer (with Alexandra Spence) of Tidal ~ Signal, a Vancouver-based festival dedicated to increasing representation of women and transgendered artists within the fields of sound art and experimental music. Rebecca holds an MFA in Music Composition (Simon Fraser University 2016).
Photo by Laureen Burlat