Archive of Category ‘NEWS‘


Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs on the telly!

17. October 2016 • Category: FILM & TV, MUSIC, NEWS • Comments: 0

Two new tracks from Lori Cullen’s album will be played on the new CBC show Kim’s Convenience Tuesday Oct 18th at 9pm est. They are available via Spotify today

Lori Cullen- Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs

Available now for Pre-order.

True North Records

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New animated video for Then There Were Three

11. October 2016 • Category: MUSIC, NEWS • Comments: 0

Then There Were Three from the album Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs by Lori Cullen. Video by Kurt Swinghammer. Music written and arranged by Swinghammer, lyrics by Ron Sexsmith. Produced by Maury Lafoy. Mixed by David Travers-Smith.

New piece at fundraising auction

07. October 2016 • Category: ART, NEWS • Comments: 0

Ghost Loon, 2016, acrylic and silver leaf on wood panel, 24″ x 20″, signed and dated on the back. The Toronto Wildlife Centre’s Wild Ball gala, Thursday Oct 13 at the Palais Royale Ballroom, Toronto


13. September 2016 • Category: NEWS • Comments: 0

Kurt in Leith - photo by Lori Cullen

With the upcoming release of Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs, I made the horrific discovery that I hadn’t updated this site since October 2013! To set the record straight I want to inform my family, loved ones, and fan that I am not dead. Irrelevant perhaps, and likely out of touch with what’s happening with today’s Youth Quakers, but I’m still alive and kicking. I’m sure you’re the one who is dying – as in dying to know what the heck I was doing all that time. WELL – Back in May 2013 Lori and I had baby Ray, and our lives have been enriched ever since with sleep deprivation, toddler poo and seemingly not a minute of spare time to do dumb stuff like web-site updates. I also got on the facebook and have used that as my vehicle for relentless narcissistic self-promotion. Please LIKE me at

Ice, Sweat and Tears on CBC

05. March 2013 • Category: FILM & TV, NEWS • Comments: 0

A new doc on the crazy world of ice dancing by director Michael McNamara for Doc Zone will be broadcast Thursday, March 7 at 9pm on CBC, and Sat Mar 9 at 11pm on CBC News Network. I did the score for the show.

New Doc screens in Toronto

05. March 2013 • Category: FILM & TV, NEWS • Comments: 0

Julian Pinder‘s powerful doc on the impact of the gas industry on a rural community in Alberta, Trouble In The Peace, has it’s Toronto premiere March 7 -9 at The Royal. I was composer for the film.

CSA nomination for Giver, eh

16. January 2013 • Category: NEWS • Comments: 0

The Giver series that I created music for received a nomination for Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program. Congratulations to everyone at Sinking Ship Entertainment and TVO.

Swinghammer uses Moog… officially!

19. December 2012 • Category: NEWS • Comments: 0

I’m very proud to announce that I am officially now a Moog endorsed artist. I bought a classic minimoog synthesizer in 1981, and it has been a major part of my musical education and exploration ever since. Over the years other fantastic Moog pieces have become an integral part of my studio set-up. I’m very proud to be associated with this iconic brand, and I’m very excited to continue to work with their innovative designs.

Lights Out – New Episode of The Nature Of Things

05. December 2012 • Category: FILM & TV, NEWS • Comments: 0

Directed by Michael McNamara

Original score by Kurt Swinghammer

Narrated by David Susuki

Thursday, December 6 at 8PM, CBC TV

Words And Music article

11. June 2011 • Category: NEWS • Comments: 0

This is an excerpt of an article written by Jim Kelly from SOCAN’s quarterly magazine Words And Music – an industry publication for writers and publishers.