Kate Simko Learned She Was Pregnant While Scoring ‘20 Weeks,’ A Film About Pregnancy and Relationships

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It’s always amazing when art imitates life.

While scoring the 15-song soundtrack for the Leena Pendharker-directed indie drama 20 Weeks, a film about pregnancy and relationships starring Richard Riehle, Michelle Krusiec, and Jocelin Donahue, Chicago-bred DJ/producer/London Electronic Orchestra composer Kate Simko learned that she was with child.

“Collaborating on 20 Weeks was an especially unforgettable experience because I discovered I was eight weeks pregnant while composing the score,” says Simko. “It was a time of heightened emotions, and scoring the film was a parallel journey of my own experience alongside the film’s narrative. The film fueled my creative forces and drew me deeper into my role creating the subtext for the characters.”

Simko’s work on 20 Weeks is her first soundtrack in almost 10 years, with her previous effort being Atom Smashers released on Ghostly in 2009.

20 Weeks hits theaters in the US on April 13. Check the trailer and track list below.

20 Weeks track list:

  1. Visceral Love
  2. Searching
  3. Surreal Moments
  4. All Heart (Instrumental)
  5. Waiting Room
  6. Heavy Reality
  7. Tough Decisions
  8. Reminiscing
  9. Ought To Be
  10. Present Reality
  11. Beach Flashback
  12. Venice Beach
  13. Crashing World
  14. Moving Forward
  15. Visceral Love (Recap)

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