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

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  1. Homeland Security Meredith Hall (soprano), Brahm Goldhamer (piano) more... 03:32
  2. An Auditory Survey of the Last Days of the Holocene: Causes, 1.4 Home Sweet Home SHHH!! Ensemble more... 3:00
  3. Torngat Mountains Sébastien Malette (bassoon), Allison Wiebe (piano) more... 04:24
  4. Unity in Distress Odin Quartet more... 01:41
  5. Innertation Frank Horvat more... 01:00:18
  6. Alchemist's Brew Kathryn Ladano more... 06:16
  7. Music for Self-Isolation - Cello Amahl Arulanandam (cello) more... 01:47
  8. Empathy, Compassion, and Finding Happiness in Our Troubled World Frank Horvat more... 03:27
  9. Life for Mars Frank Horvat (piano) more... 05:28
  10. A Little Loopy Sharlene Wallace (harp) more... 09:54
  11. I Wait For You Edwin Huizinga (violin), Erika Nielsen (cello), Gregory Millar (piano) more... 03:44
  12. The Thailand HRDs, mvt. 23 Mivos Quartet more...
  13. Diverging Crossroads Frank Horvat (piano) more... 08:32
  14. Bliss Laura Swankey (vocals), Frank Horvat (piano) more... 10:10
  15. Whistleblower Jamie Thompson (flute), Erika Nielsen (cello), Daniel Morphy (marimba), Frank Horvat (electric piano) more... 09:55
  16. Return to East Aleppo Frank Horvat (piano) more... 05:09
  17. Memories of a Place Past – St. Joe’s Trio Dell'aria more... 14:05
  18. fishworshipper The Frank Horvat Band more... 03:06
  19. Starsky & Hutch Frank Horvat (piano) more... 03:36
  20. The Hurting Game The Frank Horvat Band more... 01:35
  21. The Week After Frank Horvat (piano) more... 10:06
  22. The Man, the Snake and the Fox, movt. 5 Ron Korb (flute), Ralitsa Tcholakova (violin), Benjamin Smith (piano) more... 01:54
  23. The Dignity Song Romy Mounzer (vocals), Frank Horvat (piano) more... 04:39

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  • Parul Thacker. The Book of the Time-Travellers of the Worlds: The One by Whom All Live, Who Lives by None. 2023-24.

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    The Book of the Time-Travellers
    …of the Worlds – a Fathomless Zero 2024 – stereo sound installation – 13:20 Music for an art installation by Parul Thacker entitled, ‘The Book of the Time-Travellers of the Worlds: the One by Whom All Live, Who Lives by None’, 2023-24. Credits: Frank Horvat (composer, sound designer, field recordist), Mohi Bahauddin Dagar (rudraveena), Parul […]
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  • Letters Workshop (photo by Angola Murdoch)

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    Letters
    2023 – music theatre songs for soprano voice – 20:00 Performances Workshop: Dec 15, 2023, Pia Bouman Dance Studios, Toronto, Canada Stacie Dunlop (soprano, performer) Programme Notes In looking to reconcile the traumatic events of her childhood, Stacie Dunlop is creating a solo music theatre work. In this personal discovery of narrative, movement, sound and […]
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  • Fractures (song cycle by Frank Horvat)

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    Fractures
    2018-2022 – song cycle for soprano voice and piano – 49:00 Performances World Premiere: April 14, 2023, Humbercrest United Church, Toronto, Canada Meredith Hall (soprano), Brahm Goldhamer (piano) Recording Album: Fractures Date: November 17, 2023 Musician(s): Meredith Hall (soprano), Brahm Goldhamer (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat Location: Humbercrest United Church, Toronto Label: I Am Who I […]
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  • All that remains: Residual Moments (composed by Frank Horvat)

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    All that remains: Residual…
    … Moments 2022-23 – for flute, violin, piano, vibraphone, cello, fixed electronics – 60:00 Music for an interdisciplinary performance art installation in collaboration with filmmaker, Gunilla Josephson. Performances World Premiere (1hr version): Nov 15, 2023, The Aperture Room, Toronto, Canada Thin Edge New Music Collective Programme Notes All that remains: Residual Moments can be described […]
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  • I Am Ice (photo by Frank Horvat)

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    I Am Ice
    2023 – for A Capella SATB Mixed Choir – 4:00 Performances World Premiere: Dec 16, 2023, Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto, Canada The Annex Singers Programme Notes Frequently, as we contemplate the concept of marginalization, we tend to link it with actions directed towards our fellow humans, and this connection is indeed justified. Throughout the history […]
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  • An Auditory Survey Of The Last Days Of The Holocene (graphic by Brad Cherwin)

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    An Auditory Survey of the Last…
    …DAYS OF THE HOLOCENE 2022-23 – for piano and percussion duo / fixed electronics – 60:00   “…latest masterpiece. Horvat is known for distilling complex analyses into avant-garde, yet digestible experiences. Each sample is used sparingly, so as not to overshadow the instruments; they never sound tacky or appended to the music for the sake […]
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  • Magnificent Roots (photo by Rob Wicks)

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    Magnificent Roots
    2023 – for string orchestra – 7:30 Performances World Premiere: Oct 21, 2023, George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto, Canada Sinfonia Toronto The modal finale was a good platform for the warm Sinfonia Toronto style. – Arthur Kaptainis, Ludwig van Toronto Programme Notes When Sinfonia Toronto’s Music Director, Nurhan Arman, approached me to compose a concert […]
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  • Memories of Self-Isolation composed by Frank Horvat (photo by Mario Purisic)

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    Memories of Self-Isolation
    2022 – for choir, soloists and chamber ensemble – 8 movements – 42 minutes Performing Forces SATB Chorus Soprano Soloist Mezzo Soprano Soloist Woodwind Quartet Percussion (vibraphone, tubular bells) Harp Piano String Quartet Double Bass Sheet Music MVT 8: Score & All Instrumental Parts (PDF) 50%-off discount MVT 8: SATB/Piano Part (PDF) 50%-off discount Note: […]
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  • Anatomy of the Recovering Brain (photo by Chris Schramm)

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    Anatomy of the Recovering Brain
    2023 – for bass clarinet and musical cameos (vibraphone, cello, piano, soprano), fixed electronics – 60:00 Performances World Premiere: Jun 11, 2023, The Registry Theatre, Kitchener, Canada NUMUS Programme Notes Anatomy of the Recovering Brain is an extended single-movement musical work focused on bringing awareness to the invisible health impacts and struggles of having a […]
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  • A Village of Landscapes (composed by Frank Horvat) - album cover

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    A Village of Landscapes
    2021-22 – for bassoon, piano, fixed electronics – 60:00 Sheet Music coming November 2023 Recording Album: A Village of Landscapes Date: May 12, 2023 Musician(s): Sébastien Malette (bassoon), Allison Wiebe (piano) Producer: Frank Horvat Location: Port Nelson United Church, Burlington, Canada Label: I Am Who I Am Records Performances World Premiere of Near Arctic Bay: […]
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  • The Spirits That Haunt Us composed by Frank Horvat (photo by Anton Darius on Unsplash)

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    The Spirits That Haunt Us
    2022 – for flute/alto flute and bassoon/contrabasson – 3 movements – 11:30 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Performances World Premiere: Mar 28, 2023, Colorado State University, Fort Collins Megan Lanz and Cayla Bellamy Programme Notes When Megan Lanz and Cayla Bellamy extended this opportunity for me to compose this work, I was very intrigued by the […]
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  • Memories of Self-Isolation composed by Frank Horvat (photo by Mario Purisic)

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    Memories of Self-Isolation
    2022 – for choir, soloists and chamber ensemble – 8 movements – 42 minutes Performing Forces SATB Chorus Soprano Soloist Mezzo Soprano Soloist Woodwind Quartet Percussion (vibraphone, tubular bells) Harp Piano String Quartet Double Bass Premiere Performance World Premiere: Nov 12, 2022, Vancouver, Canada Vancouver Bach Choir Programme Notes When the Vancouver Bach Choir and […]
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  • Hope composition by Frank Horvat (photo by Aaron Burden)

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    Hope
    2022 – for string quartet – 7:30 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Recording Album: From Oblivion to Hope Date: March 31, 2023 Musician(s): Odin Quartet – Alex Toskov (violin), Tanya Charles Iveniuk (violin), Matt Antal (viola), Samuel Bisson (cello) Producer: Frank Horvat & Alex Toskov Location: Canterbury Music, Toronto Label: I Am Who I Am Records […]
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  • In the Area of the Heart by Frank Horvat (photo by Tim Mossholder)

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    In the Area of the Heart
    2022 – for solo violin and fixed electronics – 6:30 Sheet Music Score (pdf) [please contact me for fixed electronics part] Premiere Performance World Premiere: August 6, 2022, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Paulina Derbez (violin) Programme Notes Meditation has been an integral part of my daily routine for a number of years. My mind […]
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  • Innertation album by Frank Horvat

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    Innertation
    Innertation 2019 – electronic – 1:00:00   Recording Album: Innertation Date: May 27, 2022 Composed & Produced: Frank Horvat Mixed & Mastered: Jean Martin Label: I Am Who I Am Records Programme Notes Innertation is a continuous 60-minute electronic ambient composition that I created as an extension to my meditation practice. I began composing this […]
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  • Just Cracked by Frank Horvat and Meg Freer (photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash)

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    Just Cracked
    2022 – for SATB Choir and piano – 3:10 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Programme Notes When I first read Just Cracked, a short poem by my friend, Meg Freer, I knew I would want to set it to music. In Meg’s touching prose, she evokes a heartfelt, consoling spirit for a loved one who is […]
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  • Helianthus / Sunflower (photo by Nemuel Sereti)

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    Helianthus
    2022 – for a cappella Treble Choir – 3:30 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Performances World Premiere: Jun 3, 2022, De Kriekelaar GC, Brussels, Belgium Schaerbelles (concert marking 100 days of War in Ukraine) Canadian Premiere: May 7, 2023, Eastminster United Church, TorontoBach Children’s Chorus Programme Notes The barbaric invasion of the Ukraine in early 2022 […]
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  • Timeless Life (Photo by Arran Witheford on Unsplash)

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    Timeless Life
    2019 – for orchestra (0000 / 2010 / timp / 2hp.pf / str) – 6:00 Sheet Music Score (pdf) [please contact me for the complete parts] Programme Notes This work is inspired by the idea that it is okay to have a mindset that one can live forever. While a life with no restrictions of […]
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  • To Cope and Manage by Frank Horvat (photo by Goh Rhy Yan on Unsplash)

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    To Cope and Manage
    2021 – for solo violin – 3:45 Sheet Music Score (pdf) Premiere Performance World Premiere: Nov 18, 2021, Richmond Hill, Canada Stephen Sitarski (violin) Programme Notes According to the United Kingdom’s Mental Health Foundation, one of the pillars of good mental health is the “ability to cope with and manage change and uncertainty”. What I […]
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  • Two Hearts in Concert (Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash)

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    Two Hearts In Concert
    2021 – for violin and viola – 3:15 PURCHASE SHEET MUSIC (PDF)   Score Sample (pdf) Premiere Performance World Premiere: July 21, 2021, Edmonton, Canada Fabiola Amorim (viola), Vladimir Rufino (violin) Recording Album: DEBUT Date: July 2022 Musician(s): Amorim-Rufino Duo – Fabiola Amorim (viola), Vladimir Rufino (violin) Producer(s): Vladimir Rufino, Fabiola Amorim Location: Muttart Hall, […]
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  • Music for Self-Isolation album cover

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    Together in Spirit
    2020 – for large ensemble or orchestra – 4:00 Sheet Music/Score Original Large Ensemble (pdf) Orchestral Arrangement (pdf) [please contact me for the complete parts]   Performances World Premiere: Oct 3, 2021, Pan Pacific Ballroom, Toronto North York Concert Orchestra Recording Album: Music for Self-Isolation Date: April 9, 2021 Musician(s): Amahl Arulanandam, Tara Baxendale, John […]
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  • Staccato Etude for Trumpet by Frank Horvat (photo by Fede Casanova on Unsplash)

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    Staccato Etude for Trumpet
    2021 – for trumpet with or without marimba accompaniment – 3:15 Sheet Music Trumpet Part (pdf) Score (includes marimba part) (pdf) Programme Notes Commissioned by The World Trumpet Society and Richard Stoelzel/President of The World Trumpet Society, for the Daniel Patrylak Memorial Trumpet Competition. A special thank you to the SSHRC Connection Grant for making […]
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  • Empathy, Compassion, and Finding Happiness in Our Troubled World by Frank Horvat

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    Empathy, Compassion, & Find…
    Empathy, Compassion, and Finding Happiness in Our Troubled World 2020 – electronic – 3:27   Recording Album: Happiness in a Troubled World Date: January 15, 2021 Composer & Producer: Frank Horvat Mixed & Mastered: Jean Martin Label: I Am Who I Am Records Programme Notes In the 15th and final chapter of the book, The […]
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  • Happiness in a Troubled World album by Frank Horvat

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    Finding Our Common Humanity
    2020 – electronic – 7:53 Recording Album: Happiness in a Troubled World Date: January 15, 2021 Composer & Producer: Frank Horvat Mixed & Mastered: Jean Martin Label: I Am Who I Am Records Programme Notes In Chapter 14 of the book, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World, The Dalai Lama says… “If we […]
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  • Happiness in a Troubled World album by Frank Horvat

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    Positive Emotions and Building…
    Positive Emotions and Building a New World 2020 – electronic – 7:36 Recording Album: Happiness in a Troubled World Date: January 15, 2021 Composer & Producer: Frank Horvat Mixed & Mastered: Jean Martin Label: I Am Who I Am Records Programme Notes In Chapter 13 of the book, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled […]
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  • Fractures

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    Fractures
    Fractures is an expansive 13-song cycle that draws its inspiration from the environmentally detrimental practice of hydraulic fracking. Each song possesses its own unique narrative.
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  • An Auditory Survey of the Last Days of the Holocene

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    An Auditory Survey of the Last Days of the Holocene
    This new composition/album presents a radical catalogue of our created world’s sounds. The audience is faced with the echoes of our human-made environment, stripped bare of visual distractions
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  • A Village of Landscapes

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    A Village of Landscapes
    A Village of Landscapes is a 13-piece suite for bassoon inspired by photos of stirring natural landscapes in Canada. Each photo was taken by award-winning nature photographer, Michelle Valberg. The 13 pieces in the suite represent each of the 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada.
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  • From Oblivion to Hope

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    From Oblivion to Hope
    This album starts pessimistically with a track called Oblivion, which is an easy headspace to live in these days, especially in the context of the pandemic and its outcomes. As the album progresses, the tone evolves into something more optimistic, ending with a heartfelt work simply called Hope.
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    "Frank Horvat has been successfully exploring states of the human condition in contemporary times..."
    – WholeNote Magazine
  • Music for Self-Isolation

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    Music for Self-Isolation
    Recorded at Toronto's iconic (and empty) Roy Thomson Hall, in the three days before another COVID-19 lockdown in January 2021. This album is a culmination of a project that has been evolving over a year in collaboration with musicians around the world.
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    "It takes a special skill to be able to create a whole atmosphere in a work that is just 2 minutes long."
    – BBC Radio 3
  • Innertation

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    Innertation
    It is time to make time and take the time. Innertation gives you that opportunity. It takes you on a 60-minute inward exploration.
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  • Project Dovetail

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    Project Dovetail
    Frank Horvat’s final release in a trilogy that covers the epic year that has been. This latest emotionally fervent album, featuring some of Canada’s top chamber musicians, showcases the continued importance of art in our world.
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    "Frank Horvat has carved a niche for himself among today’s composers, wearing his fragile heart on his sleeve..."
    – CBC Music
  • Happiness in a Troubled World album

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    Happiness in a Troubled World
    From this surprise release of new music courtesy of award-winning Canadian composer, Frank Horvat, comes the soothing and meditative sounds of Happiness in a Troubled World.
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    "Frank Horvat's minimalism is attractive, bright-coloured…Also surprising."
    – WholeNote Magazine
  • A Little Dark Music 2 album

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    A Little Dark Music vol. 2
    Composer and pianist Frank Horvat returns a decade later with a follow-up album to his original instru- mental ode to the planet. A Little Dark Music 2 is introspective and powerful, a very personal reaction to the current state of our planet ten years on. Angry yet full of hope and beauty.
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    "…it’s an important piece of musical art that needs to be heard"
    – MainlyPiano.com
  • What Goes Around

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    What Goes Around
    Centrediscs is proud to present, What Goes Around, a minimalist chamber album by Canadian composer Frank Horvat, featuring Beverley Johnston, Peter Stoll and Sharlene Wallace.
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  • For Those Who Died Trying

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    For Those Who Died Trying
    World-renowned Mivos Quartet records these 35 movements inspired by a photo essay by photographer, Luke Duggleby
    Video: Juilliard String Quartet
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    "Performed with intensity and poise by the Mivos Quartet...the resulting [musical] tributes are poignant."
    – BBC Music Magazine
  • 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.
    Video: Lust
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    "A work where minimalism meets art song and where the two milieus collide in the visceral physicality and psychology of love...the six aspects of love turn into something superbly aerodynamic."
    – WholeNote Magazine
  • 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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    "...so deeply personal that listening to the music requires an intrusive mindset…recording the events of this long and difficult expedition in deeply personal and profoundly beautiful music."
    – WholeNote Magazine
  • The Current Agenda

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    The Current Agenda
    Social justice music of today, in a powerful, brutal and heartfelt electro-chamber package.
    Video: 08/14/13 - Cairo
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    "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
  • 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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    "...warm sounds that evoke healing, through music that is mysterious and exotic as well as long limbed and almost aria like without the vocals." – WholeNote Magazine
  • 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."
  • Parul Thacker. The Book of the Time-Travellers of the Worlds: The One by Whom All Live, Who Lives by None. 2023-24.

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    Venice Biennale Sound Installation
    It’s been a great week here in Venice, attending the opening of the Biennale! I feel so honoured to have been invited to compose an electronic work to accompany part of my friend Parul Thacker’s exhibit at the Palazzo Vendramin Grimani. Parul’s suspended hand-sewn double-sided stitched drawings were partly inspired by our collective experience while […]
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  • Christina Petrowska Quilico

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    More Rivers Are Flowing
    What a delight to visit Christina Petrowska Quilico to go over More Rivers, a new suite of solo piano compositions I composed for her. Abby, Christina’s dog, supervised our productive session and kept me nicely in line. ? Christina is a highly acclaimed pianist and Order of Canada recipient. I have been such a big […]
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  • Annex Singers rehearsing for premiere of 'I Am Ice'

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    Annex Singers Rehearse ‘I Am Ice’
    Want to know how to feel like the most fortunate human being on the planet? Compose music and have a choir sing it to you while you sit in front of them! This was exactly my experience recently as the Annex Singers rehearsed a new work they commissioned me to compose for them: I Am […]
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  • All that remains: Residual Moments Premiere - Nov 15, 2023

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    World Premiere – All that remains: Residual Moments
    There was a beautiful energy in The Aperture Room in the heart of Toronto’s downtown for the world premiere of All that remains: Residual Moments last week. Gunilla Josephson‘s evocative moving imagery projected on 3 large screens surrounding members of the Thin Edge New Music Collective performing a live soundtrack was truly an immersive and […]
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  • All that remains: Residual Moments (composed by Frank Horvat)

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    Countdown to Residual Moments
    It’s a week to go before the world premiere of All that remains: Residual Moments, a large-scale performance art installation featuring music, film and live performance. Rehearsal with members of the Thin Edge New Music Collective went splendidly well today. My multi-year collaboration with innovative video artist, Gunilla Josephson, is shaping up very nicely. Thin […]
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  • Fractures album coming November 17 (photo by Oscar Keys)

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    FRACTURES Album
    I’m so excited to announce that the album recording of the Fractures song cycle will be released on November 17! Here is the album cover designed by Matthew Maaskant… This has been an album 8 years in the making! The idea to compose Fractures came in 2016 when I gave a presentation about environmental music […]
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  • Sinfonia Toronto Rehearsal

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    Preparing Magnificent Roots
    What a pleasure to attend a rehearsal of my new composition, Magnificent Roots, by acclaimed chamber orchestra, Sinfonia Toronto. This is a work that Sinfonia Toronto commissioned in recognition of their 25th anniversary season. I’m looking forward to attending their world premiere performance at Meridian Hall Saturday night! When Nurhan Arman approached me to compose […]
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  • October 17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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    Eradicate Poverty
    Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, a day that aims to promote understanding and dialogue between people living in poverty and the wider society. We are living in unprecedented times in that our place on this planet is fraught with turmoil and unease. We are battling climate emergencies more frequently, we […]
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  • Jean Martin, Sharlene Wallace, Frank Horvat (photo bySharlene Wallance)

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    Musically Planting All Trees!
    It’s been a while since harpist Sharlene Wallace and I shared an update on our collaborative adventure, Trees.Listen. We are over-the-moon exhilarated that we recently received a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to complete the process of co-composing, recording, and sharing our suite of pieces for solo lever harp and fixed […]
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  • I Am Ice (photo by Frank Horvat)

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    New Choral Commission
    I am delighted to announce that The Annex Singers commissioned me to compose a new choral work for their upcoming December 16 concert! The Annex Singers are a fabulous Toronto cultural institution, now starting their 44th season. I attended their final concert of last season and was blown away by the musicianship and creativity in […]
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  • An Auditory Survey of the Last Days of the Holocene Album Cover

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    Last Days of the Holocene Coming Soon
    Happy to announce that the SHHH!! Ensemble’s album recording of my composition, An Auditory Survey of the Last Days of the Holocene, is set to be released October 20 on Leaf Music. Brad Cherwin’s album cover so nicely conveys the dramatic quality of this epic hour-long artivist piece… Edana and Zac who make up SHHH!! […]
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  • Rimouski, Quebec

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    A River Without End / Un fleuve sans fin
    There’s a new collaboration I’m very excited about: composing music for the renowned Canadian pianist, David Jalbert! When David and I started discussing the foundation of our collaboration, he spoke about his spiritual connection to the St. Lawrence River. Having been born and raised in Rimouski, Quebec, Le Fleuve Saint-Laurent holds a special place in […]
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  • Helsinki Tram (photo by Tapio Haaja)

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    Summer in Europe
    Well, I feel like the most fortunate person on this planet these past 2 months. Not only did I get a chance to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime Arctic expedition/residency, but I was then able to follow it up with the most wonderful travel adventure with my everything partner, Lisa, in northern Europe. Following my departure […]
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  • Iceberg off the coast of Svalbard

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    Arctic Circle Expedition Recap
    To say that my Arctic Circle Expedition/Residency was a life-changing experience feels like an understatement. As my fellow artists and I returned to Longyearbyen from our odyssey aboard the tall-ship, Antigua, I have been struggling to find the right words to write this post. Visiting the top of the Earth is something that goes beyond […]
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  • Soprano, Pam Patel joins bass clarinetist, Kathryn Ladano, for the premiere of Frank Horvat's 'Anatomy of the Recovering Brain'

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    Special People, Special Concert
    Hi Everyone, it’s Lisa here. Frank may be having fun in the Arctic but I was truly fortunate to be able to attend NUMUS‘ final concert of the season. NUMUS’ Artistic Director and brain injury survivor, Kathryn Ladano premiered Frank’s new composition, ‘Anatomy of the Recovering Brain’. This composition couldn’t have happened without a lot […]
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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.

  • Raul da GamaRaul da Gamathewholenote.com

    Frank Horvat is one of the most inventive song writers to come out of the contemporary scene in Canada. ...duos appear to tear through the composer's innards not simply to discover his heart, but to gather its myriad pieces and bind them back together again. Horvat's work is exquisitely eventful and almost insidiously
    effective.

  • John TeraudsJohn Teraudsmusicaltoronto.org

    Toronto pianist [and composer] Frank Horvat likes to do things his way, not anyone else's. He ignores genre boundaries and isn’t afraid to mix politics with art.

  • ThomThom Ellisindie music review

    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.

Just announced! The amazing pianist @JalbertDavid presents the world premiere of my composition, 'Un fleuve sans fin / A River Without End' at Concerts aux Îles du Bic festival this August in the beautiful Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec! https://www.concertsauxilesdubic.org/concerts/fleuve-sans-fin

I'm just so tired of people in the music community treating others in that same community with such obvious disdain. I get it, you don't like the new, scary music or whatever. But please grow up and shut up so we can all go about our days enjoying what we like without this shit.

Journey to Bear Cave Mountain - vast, bright peaks
Yukon, Canada

Track 9 from the album, A Village of Landscapes, released 1 year ago this month, inspired by a @michellevalberg photo, featuring bassoonist, Sébastien Malette.

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🚨 New project alert! 🚨 Help ONMC and Frank Horvat tell your story through music! 🙌🎶🗓️ On October 17th, in conjunction with the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Ottawa New Music Creators and SHHH!! Ensemble will give the world premiere of “Almost Homeless—Ottawa”, a musical work which exams the realities faced by a growing number of people who are grappling with financial hardships in the National Capital Region. 👉 Share your story here: frankhorvat.com/aho/👀 Watch this channel as we will be sharing the full October 2024 Festival info soon!Frank Horvat Music SHHH Ensemble Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario Ottawa Art Gallery - Galerie d'art d'Ottawa Canadian Music Centre#ottawacity #ottawafestivals #ottawamusic #ottawa #ottawalife #community #newmusic ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking forward to visiting Ottawa on Saturday, June 8 to collaborate with the community on our music project, 'Almost Homeless - Ottawa' (info: frankhorvat.com/aho/)! Many thanks Debaser for having us (SHHH Ensemble & Ottawa New Music Creators). See you on Daly Ave. for the Pique Art Market!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Journey to Bear Cave Mountain - vast, bright peaksYukon, CanadaTrack 9 from the album, A Village of Landscapes, released 1 year ago this month, inspired by Michelle Valberg Photography, featuring bassoonist, Sébastien Malette.🔊🎧…Spotify: bit.ly/3pzzpiOApple Music: bit.ly/3Mq6Q00My Website: frankhorvat.com/discography/a-village-of-landscapes/#solobassoon#naturemusic ... See MoreSee Less
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