Broadcast Date – April 19, 2023
Our chats will be just that very conversational, not entirely sensible and with any luck totally enjoyable… and it was such a treat connecting with today’s guest in his hometown of St.John’s. Without question we’re well versed in recognizing his award-winning skills as a songwriter and performer, producer and filmmaker, storyteller and composer – but this is the first time we’re celebrating all of that in one very special project CLOSE TO THE BONE – a fantastic short film and stellar soundtrack that weaves a wonderful tapestry of his many talents. So we’ll talk about this phenomenal project and so much more including the real-life inspiration behind this inter-generational tale of a family coping with chronic illness and his incredible roster of collaborators on the production. We’ll also discover how this non-dancing director incorporated some magical moves into his movie and naturally spin as much of his marvellous music as we can throughout the hour – so with all that ahead we best get to it. Here’s my telephone conversation with the one and only Ian Foster.
To watch CLOSE TO THE BONE visit their official website at closetothebone.ca
We played so beautiful tracks from the soundtrack to CLOSE TO THE BONE all of which are available on iTunes – to get a copy for yourself just clip on the title – “Over Her Shoulder,” “Close to the Bone,” “Pre-Existing Condition,” “Voyager” and “Year of the Fire”
You can listen to our last podcast chat with Ian Foster back in 2019 here.
For more on the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity visit banffcentre.ca