Neil Haverty

Neil Haverty

Year

2016

Program

Slaight Music Residency

Neil Haverty is primarily known for his work as co-founder of Toronto alt-folk nontet Bruce Peninsula. Bruce Peninsula has released several critically-acclaimed LPs, including the Polaris Prize-nominated A Mountain is a Mouth), and they have headlined shows at South by Southwest, Halifax Pop Explosion and the Dawson City Music Festival. Haverty’s transition into film began in 2012, when Bruce Peninsula contributed to the soundtrack for Ed Gass-Donnelly’s film, Small Town Murder Songs. Since then, Haverty has composed music for numerous short and feature films, most recently for Tim Blackburn’s Australian suspense film, Burns Point, and Andrew Cividino’s Canadian coming-of-age hit, Sleeping Giant, the latter of which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. 2017 will see the release of the third full-length LP from Bruce Peninsula, as well as the self-titled debut of Understudy, Haverty’s new solo electronic project.