The Current Agenda (released Sept 19)

  1. If Not Us, Then Who? Michael Westwood (clarinet), Erika Nielsen (cello), Gregory Millar (piano) Buy on iTunes 10:27
  2. Whistleblower Frank Horvat (electric piano), Jamie Thompson (flute), Erika Nielsen (cello), Daniel Morphy (marimba) Buy on iTunes 09:55
  3. 08/14/13 - Cairo Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet) Buy on iTunes 13:05
  4. Lac-Mégantic Lisa Tahara (piano) Buy on iTunes 14:18
  5. diskriminatsiya Christopher Lee (flute), Samantha Chang (flute) Buy on iTunes 11:04
  6. Sunflower Daniel Morphy (marimba), Gregory Millar (piano) Buy on iTunes 06:40

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Social justice music of today, in a powerful, brutal and heartfelt electro-chamber package. Audiences are left in tears, full of hope, and enthralled by the experience. Brand new music for our times. A heart-grabbing and sometimes heart-pounding collection of six compositions on social injustices that affect our modern landscape and all people living on this planet.
The tracks combine chamber instrumentation, such as violin, cello, flute, clarinet, piano, and marimba, with deep-set emotions and prepared electronics that add to the story. These compositions offer a different perspective on important issues such as human rights, war, climate change and our personal safety. Learn more about this album’s story…

 

Jean Martin, Christopher Lee and Samantha Chang recording diskriminatsiya by Frank Horvat

Jean Martin, Christopher Lee and Samantha Chang recording diskriminatsiya

Classical Discoveries - WPRB 103.3FM

 
The first track off The Current Agenda, If Not Us, Then Who?, was premiered for Earth Day on Classical Discoveries, WPRB 103.3FM in Princeton.

Special Thanks:

Thanks to Rick Sacks and Daniel Morphy for scoring help. Special thanks to Alex and Yury for telling their stories and to Yeb Sano for keeping up the fight. This album is dedicated to all who strive to make the world just.

Recording funded in part thanks to generous support from:

Executive Producer: Steven Hobé. Plus Vince Tieri & Rosanne Allen; Gerard Bakker; Alden Campbell; Adrienne Cohen; Susan Nagy & Scott Collie; Lesley Kempson-Marsh & Carlos Gomes; Brien Hayes & Sabina Song; Lorne Hiro; Jenny How; Dan & Melissa Lebel; Lorna Livey; Wayne Mennecke; Jay & Karen Moonah; Adam Nihmey; Ella Poret; Dianne & Rob Roberti; Ted Scheniman; Ozlem & Emre Sencan; Mimi Spencer; Michael & Andrew Peng & Cherry Wu

Recording funded in part thanks to the Ontario Arts Council

The Current Agenda - composed by Frank Horvat

Type

Electro-Chamber

Musicians

Samantha Chang (flute), Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet), Christopher Lee (flute), Gregory Millar (piano), Daniel Morphy (marimba), Erika Nielsen (cello), Lisa Tahara (piano), Jamie Thompson (flute), Michael Westwood (clarinet), Frank Horvat (electric piano)

Composed By

Frank Horvat

Produced By

Frank Horvat & Jean Martin

Recorded At

THE FARM by Jean Martin and The Canterbury Music Co. by Jeremy Darby and Julian Decorte,
September 2016

Mastered By

Dennis Patterson

Cover Photo

Manu Brabo

Label

I Am Who I Am Records

Release Date

19 September 2017

Parental Advisory - tracks 3 & 5 (tracks 3 & 5)

Horvat’s work is exquisitely eventful and almost insidiously effective. Horvat’s ideas are suspended in a kind of bohemian dynamic and come alive in their thrilling combinations of trademark repetitions and overlapping with an almost ceremonial theatrical grandeur. Clearly it appears time for Frank Horvat to take the gloves off musically and declare that he is free to roam as he pleases, wherever the music beckons.
– WholeNote Magazine, Oct 2017

On The Current Agenda Horvat focuses his outward vision and glares at the world in all its nakedness. What he sees results in music filled with anger, a mesmeric and hypnotic visual account of a world gone mad.
– WholeNote Magazine

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