Rebecca Foon

Canada, 1978

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.