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Rea Beaumont: Bio

Reviewed as "a tremendous pianist" (CBC Radio 2), Dr. Rea Beaumont (RAY-ah BO-mont) is an award-winning performer and composer. Her critically acclaimed recordings, often described as "beautiful" (American Public Media), continue to be aired around the world and she has premiered many new works in collaboration with today's leading composers, including R. Murray Schafer.

Rea's piano coaches included Anton Kuerti, Marc Durand, Robert G. Rogers, Robert Silverman, and Menahem Pressler.  She is the recipient of the Ontario Arts Council's prestigious Chalmers Arts Fellowship and she has received multiple awards from FACTOR, Ontario Arts Council, SOCAN, and The Canada Council for the Arts.  Rea has been a faculty member at the University of British Columbia, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the University of Toronto. www.reabeaumont.com

1 Rea Beaumont: Aldeburgh - By the Sea  
2 Philip Glass: Mad Rush  
3 Jordan Nobles: Zephyrus  
4 Srul Irving Glick: Six Preludes  
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10 John Adams: China Gates  
11 Rea Beaumont: The Goodbye  
12 Jordan Pal: Study in White  
Rea Beaumont performing at the Glenn Gould Studio theatre, 2013

Music has the power to change our perception of time.  It can act as a driving force, provide a moment for reflection, and even give the illusion of time suspended. Occasionally the compositions on the album dispense with metric structures (time signatures) and predictable rhythmic groups.  Without a frame of reference, the listener is unable to anticipate the metric pulse and is, instead, encouraged to listen in the present moment as the composition unfolds.  However, there is no frame of reference for time, except that which we impose upon it.  The album cover features Foucault's Pendulum at the Panthéon in Paris, which measures the Earth's rotation and reminds us that time is passing by. 

Crossover Media Projects with: Rea Beaumont