REA BEAUMONT, PIANIST, COMPOSER
Concert pianist and composer Rea Beaumont wrote "Shattered Ice" in 2013 after the mythic Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic became a reality with the first transit of a commercial cargo vessel. This exciting avant-garde composition evokes the pristine northern landscape and cautions that man's thunderous intrusion may destroy its fragile ecosystem.
Recorded at CBC Glenn Gould Studio, Canadian Broadcasting Centre, Toronto © ℗ 2013 Dr. Rea Beaumont.
“Of particular interest to me is the first track, Beaumont’s own Shattered Ice, which combines compositional prowess with her concern for the environment in an ominous work depicting the fragile ecosystem of the Canadian Arctic and the dangers posed by human intrusion.” - David Olds, DISCoveries Editor
— The WholeNote, Toronto