Canada, 1978
musician and climate activist

Rebecca Foon

Rebecca Foon is a cellist, composer, producer and environmental activist. Foon co-founded the Juno Award-winning contemporary chamber group Esmerine in 2002 and was a core member of a post-punk band and an experimental instrumental collective. Alongside over a dozen albums as a composer and musician, Foon has a long list of credits as a guest musician, among others with Nick Cave, and has composed for several soundtrack projects, including the award-winning tar sands documentary H2Oil. Her album A Common Truth is about climate change and an attempt to musically translate a complex mix of emotional, social and political resonances in this regard. Together with Jesse Paris Smith, Foon is co-founder of Pathway to Paris, a non-profit organization focused on highlighting the urgency of turning the Paris Agreement into reality and offering innovative solutions.

Speaker at

magic mountain


Cultivating the Human Spirit in Dispirited Times

The Magic Mountain Revisited

21 September 2019 9.15 - 17.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam