Composer and cellist from Montréal (Canada), she has been a fixture of the Montréal music community for two decades, performing and recording in a wide array of contexts, most notably as co-founder of the modern chamber post-rock ensemble Esmerine, as a member of Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra (2001-2008) and Set Fire To Flames (2001-2004), and more recently at the helm of her electro-acoustic songwriting project Saltland.
Foon was additionally a member of the instrumental trios The Mile End Ladies String Auxiliary and Fifths of Seven, and she has been a guest musician on many recordings by artists as diverse as Carla Bozulich/Evangelista, Patrick Watson, British Sea Power, Little Scream, Grant Hart, Hrsta and Land Of Kush. She has also performed collaboratively with Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson and Tanya Tagaq among many others. She was part of the National Parks Project music commission in 2011, played strings in concert for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in 2013, and was a core member of Colin Stetson’s ensemble for Sorrow (A Reimagining of Gorecki’s Third Symphony) in 2016-2018.
Foon is also co-founder of Pathway to Paris, the international concert series devoted to expanding awareness and mobilization around the Paris Agreement, which... Read More|
... has brought together musicians like Patti Smith, Thom Yorke, Cat Power, Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, Bob Weir, Flea and Talib Kwali along with writers and environmental activists like Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein and Vandana Shiva,