Cal composed the original score for "Lie Detector." He worked closely with Scott Forslund to achieve the mood and atmosphere the director wanted. "The score is truly amazing," says Forslund. "It resonates with audiences."
Cal also composes music for television, and has scored over 50 documentaries and specials for PBS, including three “Frontlines” and Oregon Public Broadcasting's “Oregon Experience.” A master of many styles, his specialty is scoring to picture: creating the right music to tell the story. In addition to his dramatic orchestrations, he has developed a feel for folk music of many cultures, helping a film establish a sense of place and time.
Cal is also a singer-songwriter, and has recently released a new CD called "Carved Wood Box." He was awarded First Place in the Great American Song Contest in the Singer/Songwriter category for the song, "Paid Too Much for the Diamond" from the CD.
He is the musical director of The Trail Band and also records and tours with Irish fiddler Kevin Burke. Their CD “Across the Black River” was hailed as “one of the top 12 world music CD's of 2007” by the New York Times. To learn more about Cal Scott and his music, go to his website calscottmusic.com.
Listen to "Golden Gate," composed by Cal Scott for "Lie Detector"
You can also hear "Spence Runs" on the Quotes page