Rebecca Foon

Pathway to Paris Co-Founder

Rebecca Foon is a cellist, composer and producer . In 2012, she also co-founded Modo Yoga NYC with her two partners. Foon co-founded the Juno Award-winning contemporary chamber group Esmerine in 2002 and was a core member of the post-punk band Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra from 2001-2008 and the experimental instrumental collective Set Fire To Flames. Alongside over a dozen albums as a composer and player, Foon has a long list of recording credits as a guest player including with Grant Hart, Vic Chesnutt and Lhasa de Sela, and has composed for several soundtrack projects (including the award-winning tar sands documentary H2Oil).


Most recently, she has been a member of Colin Stetson’s acclaimed “Sorrow” orchestra (performing Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony) and part of the band for the live documentary performances of filmmakers Sam Green and Brent Green. Saltland is Foon’s ‘solo’ project, and has released two records under this moniker. For her second Saltland album, A Common Truth, Foon combines both unadulterated and processed cello and voice to forge the entire sonic landscape. A Common Truth is also an album about climate change and an attempt to musically translate a complex mix of emotional, social and political resonances in this regard. Climate action is of particular importance to Foon as she has devoted much of her life in recent years to working for decarbonization, land conservation, renewable energy and urban sustainability strategies as a member of the Canadian cooperative Sustainability Solutions Group, as co-founder of the Peruvian-based amazon rainforest conservation charity, Junglekeepers, and as co-founder of Pathway to Paris along with her partner, Jesse Paris Smith, a non-profit organization focused on highlighting the urgency of turning the Paris Agreement into reality. Foon is so grateful for all our love and commitment to unite to create a sustainable, livable world, for our one and only planet, as this is our time.