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FRANK HORVAT - Composer · Pianist · Songwriter · Recording Artist · Arranger · Producer

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  1. Lust Frank Horvat featuring Laura Swankey more... 10:24
  2. I Wait For You Edwin Huizinga (violin), Erika Nielsen (cello), Gregory Millar (piano) more... 03:44
  3. Diverging Crossroads Frank Horvat more... 08:32
  4. If Not Us, Then Who? Michael Westwood (clarinet), Erika Nielsen (cello), Gregory Millar (piano) more... 10:27
  5. Return to East Aleppo Frank Horvat more... 05:09
  6. fishworshipper The Frank Horvat Band more... 03:06
  7. The Man, the Snake and the Fox, movt. 2 Ron Korb (flute), Dominique Moreau (drum) more... 02:02
  8. Starsky & Hutch Frank Horvat more... 03:36
  9. The Hurting Game The Frank Horvat Band more... 01:35
  10. The Week After Frank Horvat more... 10:06
  11. The Dignity Song Romy Mounzer (vocals), Frank Horvat (piano) more... 04:39

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  • Piano Piece No. 5 by Frank Horvat

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    Piano Piece No. 5
    2015 – 4 hands / 2 pianos – 9:00 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Performances World Premiere: November 20, 2017, University of New Hampshire Millar Piano Duo Programme Notes Unlike many of my compositions, this piece is not programmatic, as is evident by the nondescript title. That being said, when I listen to it, I can […]
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  • Love in 6 Stages - composed by Frank Horvat

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    Void
    2016-17 – for female voice and piano – 10:00 Music by Frank Horvat Words by Frank Horvat & Lisa Horvat Recording Album: Love in 6 Stages Buy Song: coming Fall 2017 Date: Fall 2017 Location: THE FARM, Toronto Musicians: Laura Swankey (vocals), Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat and Jean Martin   Programme Notes I […]
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  • Love in 6 Stages - composed by Frank Horvat

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    End
    2016-17 – for female voice and piano – 10:00 Music by Frank Horvat Words by Lisa Horvat Recording Album: Love in 6 Stages Buy Song: coming Fall 2017 Date: Fall 2017 Location: THE FARM, Toronto Musicians: Laura Swankey (vocals), Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat and Jean Martin   Programme Notes I composed End to […]
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  • Love in 6 Stages - composed by Frank Horvat

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    Fight
    2016-17 – for female voice and piano – 10:00 Music by Frank Horvat Words by Frank Horvat & Lisa Horvat Recording Album: Love in 6 Stages Buy Song: coming Fall 2017 Date: Fall 2017 Location: THE FARM, Toronto Musicians: Laura Swankey (vocals), Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat and Jean Martin   Programme Notes I […]
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  • Love in 6 Stages - composed by Frank Horvat

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    Bliss
    2016-17 – for female voice and piano – 10:00 Music by Frank Horvat Words by Frank Horvat & Lisa Horvat Recording Album: Love in 6 Stages Buy Song: coming Fall 2017 Date: Fall 2017 Location: THE FARM, Toronto Musicians: Laura Swankey (vocals), Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat and Jean Martin   Programme Notes I […]
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  • Lust by Frank Horvat featuring Laura Swankey (Love in 6 Stages)

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    Lust
    2016-17 – for female voice and piano – 10:00 Music by Frank Horvat Words by Frank Horvat & Lisa Horvat Recording Album: Love in 6 Stages Buy Song: coming Fall 2017 Date: Fall 2017 Location: THE FARM, Toronto Musicians: Laura Swankey (vocals), Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat and Jean Martin   Programme Notes I […]
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  • Love in 6 Stages - composed by Frank Horvat

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    Gaze
    2016-17 – for female voice and piano – 10:00 Music by Frank Horvat Words by Frank Horvat & Lisa Horvat Recording Album: Love in 6 Stages Buy Song: coming Fall 2017 Date: Fall 2017 Location: THE FARM, Toronto Musicians: Laura Swankey (vocals), Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat and Jean Martin   Programme Notes I […]
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  • Heat Island by Frank Horvat (photo by Maxx Miller on Unsplash)

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    Heat Island
    2017 – piano – 9:30 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Performances World Premiere: July 13, 2017, Music & Beyond Festival, Horticulture Building, Ottawa Frank Horvat (piano) Programme Notes When you read the words “Heat Island”, one might imagine “fun-in-the-sun” touristy images or the title of some chintzy Reality TV show. The true reality though is that […]
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  • Return to East Aleppo

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    Return to East Aleppo
    2017 – piano & electronics – 5:12 Recording Album: Never Again Is Now Buy Album: The Aleppo Music Project Musicians: Various including Frank Horvat (piano)   Programme Notes On January 18, 2017, I read an article on BBC News’ web site by journalist, Jeremy Brown, who provided a detailed first-hand account of the return of […]
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  • Fifth-Ninth Index

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    Fifty-Ninth Index
    2015 – electronic – 3:45 Programme Notes I composed this electronic work as my contribution to an online arts project entitled 58 (+1) INDICES ON THE BODY. The project, a collaboration between the AMAE Art Collective, artist Pier Giorgio De Pinto and the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, called on composers to create a work that would […]
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  • You Haven't Been - composed & performed by Frank Horvat

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    Despair
    2016 – solo piano – 2:45 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Recording coming Fall 2017 (please ask if you require it before then) Album: You Haven’t Been Releasing: Fall 2017 Location: Canterbury Studios, Toronto Musicians: Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat   Programme Notes Then bitter self-reproaches as I stood I dealt me silently As one […]
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  • You Haven't Been - composed & performed by Frank Horvat

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    Distant
    2016 – solo piano – 3:22 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Recording coming Fall 2017 (please ask if you require it before then) Album: You Haven’t Been Releasing: Fall 2017 Location: Canterbury Studios, Toronto Musicians: Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat   Programme Notes Yes, I can be quite distant. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes bad. It’s […]
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  • You Haven't Been - composed & performed by Frank Horvat

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    Longing
    2016 – solo piano – 3:38 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Recording coming Fall 2017 (please ask if you require it before then) Album: You Haven’t Been Releasing: Fall 2017 Location: Canterbury Studios, Toronto Musicians: Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat   Programme Notes I am constantly longing. Often, I don’t even know what I’m longing […]
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  • You Haven't Been - composed & performed by Frank Horvat

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    Crossroads Where I Stand
    2015 – solo piano – 3:50 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Recording coming Fall 2017 (please ask if you require it before then) Album: You Haven’t Been Releasing: Fall 2017 Location: Canterbury Studios, Toronto Musicians: Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat   Programme Notes Do you ever wish you had taken another path? Made a different […]
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  • You Haven't Been - composed & performed by Frank Horvat

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    Realizations
    2015 – solo piano – 3:05 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Recording coming Fall 2017 (please ask if you require it before then) Album: You Haven’t Been Releasing: Fall 2017 Location: Canterbury Studios, Toronto Musicians: Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat   Programme Notes Often when I’m alone within my own thoughts, I will come to […]
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  • You Haven't Been - composed & performed by Frank Horvat

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    Goodbye Louisa
    2015 – solo piano – 4:28 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Recording coming Fall 2017 (please ask if you require it before then) Album: You Haven’t Been Releasing: Fall 2017 Location: Canterbury Studios, Toronto Musicians: Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat   Programme Notes I was with Louisa for 8 years. In that time, she gave […]
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  • You Haven't Been - composed & performed by Frank Horvat

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    Desolate Heart
    2016 – solo piano – 2:43 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Recording coming Fall 2017 (please ask if you require it before then) Album: You Haven’t Been Releasing: Fall 2017 Location: Canterbury Studios, Toronto Musicians: Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat   Programme Notes I cannot put into words what it feels like to walk through […]
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  • You Haven't Been - composed & performed by Frank Horvat

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    Crestfallen
    2016 – solo piano – 3:06 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Recording coming Fall 2017 (please ask if you require it before then) Album: You Haven’t Been Releasing: Fall 2017 Location: Canterbury Studios, Toronto Musicians: Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat   Programme Notes Bury me whole in Autumn leaves, In golden clusters lay me down, […]
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  • You Haven't Been - composed & performed by Frank Horvat

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    Just One Moment
    2015 – for one piano, three hands – 2:30 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Recording coming Fall 2017 (please ask if you require it before then) Album: You Haven’t Been Releasing: Fall 2017 Location: Canterbury Studios, Toronto Musicians: Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat   Programme Notes Do you ever get that slight glimmer of hope? […]
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  • You Haven't Been - composed & performed by Frank Horvat

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    My Fractured Soul
    2016 – for two pianos, four hands – 3:06 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Recording coming Fall 2017 (please ask if you require it before then) Album: You Haven’t Been Releasing: Fall 2017 Location: Canterbury Studios, Toronto Musicians: Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat   Programme Notes I often feel broken on the inside. Then The […]
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  • You Haven't Been - composed & performed by Frank Horvat

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    Silent Struggle
    2016 – solo piano – 2:32 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Recording coming Fall 2017 (please ask if you require it before then) Album: You Haven’t Been Releasing: Fall 2017 Location: Canterbury Studios, Toronto Musicians: Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat   Programme Notes I often wonder why I rarely cry. I sometimes think I’m heartless, […]
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  • You Haven't Been - composed & performed by Frank Horvat

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    Diverging Crossroads
    2015 – solo piano – 8:33 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Performances July 13, 2017, Music & Beyond Festival, Horticulture Building, Ottawa Frank Horvat (piano) Album: You Haven’t Been Releasing: Fall 2017 Location: Canterbury Studios, Toronto Musicians: Frank Horvat (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat   Programme Notes I sometimes feel like there are many different me’s. And […]
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  • The It Is of Emptiness by Frank Horvat

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    The It Is of Emptiness
    2016-17 – electronic – 5:00 Programme Notes When I first started meditating, I was always under the misperception that I needed to meditate in order to make myself feel better and happier. But instead I quickly realized meditation is most effective when there’s no expectations attached to the practice. To allow one’s being to be […]
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  • Worms Can Turn by Frank Horvat

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    Worms Can Turn
    2015 – electronic – 2:50 Programme Notes There’s an ancient proverb that states “the worm will turn when trodden upon”, meaning the weakest among us will fight back when provoked. My composition attempts to push that idea one step further by stating that when in a state of danger, the worm has the ability to […]
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  • Four Season...in High Park by Frank Horvat

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    The Four Seasons…in High Park
    2013-14 – string quartet – 17:30 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Movement 1 (pdfs): Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello Movement 2 (pdfs): Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello Movement 3 (pdfs): Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello Movement 4 (pdfs): Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello Programme Notes As often-ley performed as it is, I […]
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  • Love in 6 Stages

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    Love in 6 Stages
    From Gaze to Lust to Bliss and on in a downward spiral, Love in 6 Stages takes you through the journey of an ill-fated relationship using the simplicity of voice and piano.

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    Releasing Fall 2017!
  • You Haven't Been

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    You Haven't Been
    A follow-up response to Horvat’s first solo piano album a decade earlier (I’ll Be Good), You Haven’t Been takes on a beautiful and captivating tone. Introspective, full of hope and despair, the music looks at this storytelling pianist’s own struggles with mental health.
    Video: Diverging Crossroads
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    Releasing Fall 2017!
  • The Current Agenda

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    The Current Agenda
    Social justice music of today, in a powerful, brutal and heartfelt electro-chamber package.
    VideoPlaylist: The Current Agenda
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    Releasing Fall 2017!
  • Me to We

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    Me to We
    An utterly emotional exploration of the potency of love. The music will wrench your heart apart and then piece it back together again.
    Video: I Wait For You
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    Releasing Fall 2017!
  • Strange Machine

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    Strange Machine
    This album is indie rock with a splash of art. Crafted like a playlist, try listening to the whole album to see its effect. Pure energy that comes straight out of your speakers directly into your heart and soul. Video: Strange Machine
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    "These songs will grant one rare access to peer into the soul of a quintessential artist and tormented soul that none of us can get enough of." – Indie Music Review
  • I Can See You

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    I Can See You
    A little indie and a little art rock... Pop, poetry and modern expression in a beautifully pained existence. Video: Inspired by the One I Love
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    "The soundscapes are interesting, infectious, and hypnotic…"
  • A LIttle Dark Music

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    A Little Dark Music
    An ambient yet powerful collection of compositions featuring four introspective tracks exploring real-world themes. Video: Earth Hour
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    "Earth Hour really should be heard as one continuous piece, a journey... Highly recommended."
    - WholeNote Magazine
  • I'll Be Good

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    I'll Be Good
    An aggressive and virtuosic collection of original solo piano compositions. These pieces without words tell deeply personal stories. Video: Like Franz Liszt and Metallica in a cage match!
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    "Wildly original, often chaotic, eclectic as all get-out, and quite a ride."
  • Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins

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    The Worst Singer Is Still A Great Musician
    “Some may say that I couldn’t sing, but no one can say that I didn’t sing.” – Florence Foster Jenkins This is my 2nd blog post in a row where watching a film has prompted me to think about life. Last week, it was A Man Called Ove and this week it’s Florence Foster Jenkins. […]
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  • The fear of being alone

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    The Fear of Being Alone
    This week I watched a Swedish film on Netflix called A Man Called Ove. It is absolutely fantastic – I highly recommend it! Ove’s a loner and a curmudgeon to the outside world, but inside, is in complete emotional agony over the recent passing of his wife. So much so that he attempts suicide. I […]
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  • Album Art - Frank Horvat

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    Album Art – Four at a Time!
    With 4 albums coming out this Fall, there’s lots of music and lots of album art! Here’s a sneak peek at the artwork… Me to We Takes you on a heartfelt journey from solitude to joyous love. The Current Agenda Powerful, brutal, heartfelt electro-chamber social justice music. You Haven’t Been Introspective piano music – beautifully […]
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  • Music & Beyond Festival - July Earth Concerts - Frank Horvat

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    Music & Beyond Concerts in Pictures
    Last week I performed at the wonderful Music & Beyond Festival in Ottawa. The festival had a day to celebrate the environment and I opened it with a 10am concert putting the ‘Earth in the Light‘ and closed the day with a 10pm concert ‘Earth at Night‘ where I performed my always-fun-to-play-in-the-dark, 60-minute piano piece, […]
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  • Ottawa Park

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    Should I Move Back to Ottawa?
    It was a little under 24 years ago when I left my childhood nest in Ottawa and moved to the hustle and bustle of Toronto. Having lived in Toronto for this many years now, I definitely think of the city as my “hometown”. But there’s a draw that keeps pulling me back to Ottawa. For […]
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  • Music on my mind - Photo by Valentino Funghi on Unsplash

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    Nothing But Music On My Mind
    I’m sitting here trying to write my weekly blog post. I often think to myself, ‘you should write about some non-musical topic for a change. Nobody wants to ALWAYS read about your musical hijinks!’ So, I listen to that little voice in my head and I start brainstorming something else I should write about. Something […]
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  • Canada 150

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    Mixed Feelings About Canada150
    When Lisa and I used to live in a house, I would hang a Canadian flag from the front porch every July 1st. I would do it because I felt a sense of pride to be a citizen of a country which gives me the ability to lead my life the way I see fit […]
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  • Love in 6 Stages - Producer through the eye of the composer

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    Many Months for 6 Stages
    When I work with Jean, I have two spots I like to sit: either on the couch behind him so I can hear the bigger sound, or directly to his left at the board in an old black chair that looks like it was salvaged from the set of Little House on the Prairie. I […]
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  • The Fascist First Family - Peace

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    The Fascist First Family
    A photo essay by Frank & Lisa Horvat
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  • Celebrate Pride Month

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    Straight People Don’t Need a Pride Day!
    June is Pride Month and there are many exciting events where I live in Toronto and other cities around the world to celebrate this most important month. One such event takes place on Sunday, June 18 at Lula Lounge in Toronto, where my composition, diskriminatsiya, will be performed by Christopher Lee and Vincenzo Volpe at […]
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  • I Am Who I Am Records

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    4 Albums, 1 Label
    You may remember from Frank’s “4 Albums, 1 Year” series of posts that we had plans to shop his upcoming 4 albums to record labels. So here’s the update to that part of the story! Why would you want a record label anyway? Frank’s first 4 albums, that were released from 2007-2014, were all self-released. […]
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  • Frank Horvat's Accordion

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    Accordion Comes Out of Closet
    So a lot of people don’t know this about me, but my first musical instrument was the accordion. It’s something I don’t normally talk about. I still have my childhood accordion. It stays in the closet and makes an appearance once or twice per year. Otherwise, it lives in seclusion and darkness the rest of […]
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  • Anniversary Rose

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    Happy Anniversary to Us!
    This week, Lisa and I are celebrating our 25th ‘being-together’ anniversary and our 20th wedding anniversary (May 17 & 18 respectively). When it comes to this time of year each year, everyone is always shocked by how long we’ve been together. And it is true, being in our early 40s, we have been together for […]
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  • Blogging and walking with Frank Horvat

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    Take a Walk With Me
    How many different subjects race through my mind on a three minute walk? Well, there’s Love in 6 Stages, the Museum of Contemporary Art (opening Fall 2017!?), the fabulous Jean Martin and Laura Swankey, and well, walking, of course!
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  • Rainy Week in Toronto

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    What’s Happening This Week?
    Random things happening on this first week of May 2017: My wife has extended family visiting this week. Always neat to hang out with folks that have similar mannerisms as her. Being an only child and not being surrounded by a lot of family growing up, its always fascinating to me to see how family […]
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Reviews

  • Stuart DerdeynStuart Derdeyntheprovince.com

    ...put something together that really can be compared to Pink Floyd and the more out there aspects of Bjork... A must hear.

  • Cyrus RhodesCyrus Rhodesmusemuse.com

    The soundscapes are interesting, infectious, and hypnotic. The CD
    [I Can See You] works best for those who want musical ambiance to fill their sonic space. I found the listening experience quite refreshing, highly original and unique.

  • John TeraudsJohn Teraudsmusicaltoronto.org

    Frank Horvat is one of the few pianists whose living includes performing the music they themselves have created. It’s interesting that, during these anniversary years for Chopin and Liszt, the two seminal composer-pianists, I haven’t noticed many people stopping to appreciate those who carry on that tradition.

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