Kevin Sims is a percussionist, composer, and filmmaker living in central Pennsylvania. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he focused on contemporary and experimental music, working closely with composers and helping to form Red Light New Music. Kevin did graduate study at the Musikhochschüle Freiburg in southwestern Germany, where he had the opportunity to perform in music festivals in Switzerland, Korea, Russia and Ukraine, and to pursue an interest in the importance of various social forms of music making.
Since moving to Pennsylvania in 2011, Kevin has been pursuing new territories and relations in his work as a soloist, band leader, and multimedia artist. This work has included a collaboration with composer Scott Wollschleger and poet Abby Minor on We Have Taken and Eaten, a percussion monodrama; the founding and organizing of Open Music, which is a concert series and ensemble; and the creation of original films. Kevin is also one half, along with James Searfoss, of the noise-improvisation duo Moth Bucket.