A film about Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot made its world premiere at the 2019 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is from directors Joan Tosoni and Martha Kehoe.
Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is a CBC Docs original. It will be released theatrically in Canada this summer and was aired on CBC and the documentary Channel in late 2019.
I was so happy to be a part of this film's soundtrack. John Welsman wrote some great guitar cues, and I also did some impromptu renditions of some Lightfoot classics, at the behest of the director Joan Tisoni.
If You Could Read My Mind (2019)
I was commissioned to compose an original classical guitar piece and this is the result.
It was an intense but highly rewarding musical experience and my first foray into writing for film.
The piece is called "The Loneliest Man West Of The Humber", which is a phrase a friend of mine uttered in a recent phone conversation. Upon reflection, I knew that it had to be the title of this rather wistful piece of music.
It was my friend Ari Posner, at Pirate Radio & T.V. , who passed my name along to the Toronto music supervisor, and I am grateful to him for opening that door...