Saltland is the project of cellist and composer Rebecca Foon, who has been a fixture of the Montréal music community for two decades, since moving to the city from her native Vancouver in the late 1990s. She co-founded the Juno Award-winning contemporary chamber group Esmerine
in 2002 and was a core member of the celebrated cult post-punk band Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
from 2001-2008 and the experimental instrumental collective Set Fire To Flames
. Foon was also a founding member of the instrumental trios The Mile End Ladies String Auxiliary and Fifths of Seven.