Salt Stage Presents both local artists and those on a migratory path through the state of Maine in intimate portraiture: musicians, poets, performers, chefs, farmers, painters, sculptors and more.
The Salt Stage began in Portland on 08.13.14 but has quickly expanded to everywhere and anywhere, as archived in the Traveling Salt Stage section.
These performances are archived live without over-dubbing or post manipulation unless insisted upon by the artist in the performance. From unknown craftspeople to living legends as the Salt Stage grows it is here they can be representing this time we are living in a archive. A high resolution recording system and one or two camera angles capture a cinematic feeling full of both visual and sonic tonality, paired with simple & clean editing . When not outside on location, windows are often left open to incorporate gulls, rainfall and other sonic signatures of Maine or the locations the shoots are in. Vintage lenses are also integral to enhance the filmic look of the vignettes.
This project of archiving is kept alive in the spirit of Alan Lomax who spent over six decades working with the Folk Life division of the Library of Congress to promote knowledge and appreciation of the world's cultural arts. Be sure to pass the salt around and thank you for stopping in. New artists will appear organically about every 4-6 weeks
Enjoy the sessions.