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An Eclectic Gastronomy of Sound


In 1984, Bruce Cockburn and violinist Hugh Marsh composed the music for a movie by and about Canadian artist and avid canoeist Bill Mason.  It’s a beautiful film, as the viewer accompanies Mason on some solo canoe voyages, mostly in the Lake Superior wilderness. Along the way, Mason paints what he sees in contemplative, impressionist washes of color.  The accompanying soundtrack, never released on it’s own, is full of lovely guitar/violin duets – contemplative and impressionistic, like the paintings.

The film inspired an annual film festival, called (what else?) The Waterwalker Film Festival.

The film is also available on dvd through the National Film Board of Canada – but, even better, you can watch the whole thing right from their website, or on Youtube!

Title song:

A few extracts from the soundtrack:


One comment on “Waterwalker

  1. benson
    November 6, 2017

    The song made by Bruce Cockburn is one of mystic imagination.

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