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An Auditory Survey of the Last Days of the Holocene - Project Announcement

New Climate Music Project with SHHH!! Ensemble

I am thrilled to announce that the ground-breaking and innovative percussion-piano duo, SHHH!! Ensemble, has commissioned me to compose a new large-scale artivist composition on the theme of climate change. With the working title, An Auditory Survey of the Last Days of the Holocene, this composition will index those sounds of our destructive past and […]

Collaborators - Frank Horvat - Sharlene Wallace - Jean Martin

Trees.Listen is Underway

My collaboration with my friend, Sharlene Wallace, is underway! We spent a great afternoon at Jean Martin‘s studio recording samples that will eventually work itself into our co-composition for solo lever harp and fixed electronics. Called Trees.Listen, this suite is inspired by the enlightening book, To Speak for the Trees, by acclaimed medical biochemist and […]

More Rivers with Christina Petrowska Quilico and composer Frank Horvat

Announcing ‘More Rivers’

I’m filled with joy to share the news that celebrated pianist and Order of Canada recipient, Christina Petrowska Quilico, has commissioned me to compose a new suite of solo piano pieces called More Rivers. Christina and I share a passion for the environment. More Rivers will be constructed with overlapping looping textures evoking the flow […]

Trees.Listen - Sharlene Wallace and Frank Horvat

Introducing Trees.Listen

I am happy to announce a new project and collaboration with my friend, Sharlene Wallace. We’re going to co-compose a suite of pieces for solo lever harp and fixed electronics. Called Trees.Listen, the music is inspired by the enlightening book, To Speak for the Trees, by acclaimed medical biochemist and botanist, Dr. Diana Beresford-Kroeger. Diana […]

Odin Quartet premieres Frank Horvat's piece - Hope

From Oblivion to Hope…the premiere!

The next phase in my extensive collaboration with the Odin Quartet was a smashing success! It was a pleasure to attend their Music Mondays concert where they presented the world premiere performance of Hope, a work Odin commissioned dedicated to the idea that our collective humanity still has much to feel optimism about, despite our […]

All that remains: Residual Moments by Frank Horvat and Gunilla Josephson

UPDATE – All that remains: Residual Moments

Work continues on a large-scale interdisciplinary, community-activated, art piece/installation featuring music, film and live performance. This piece, with the new title, All that remains: Residual Moments, is a collaboration between myself, video artist, Gunilla Josephson and Thin Edge New Music Collective. All that remains: Residual Moments can be described as more of an exhibition than […]

Odin Quartet

From Oblivion to Hope is Underway!

Day 1 of recording with the Odin Quartet went smashingly well! I love the energy of exchanging ideas and making tweaks on the fly in the studio to allow the new music to convey its best self. Thanks to Odin and the Canterbury Music Company staff, it was a great day. In case you missed […]

From Oblivion to Hope Announcement

NEW PROJECT – From Oblivion to Hope

I am delighted to share that I will be collaborating on a multi-phase project with the wonderful, Odin Quartet! Our main focus will be to record an album of my various compositions for string quartet. Called “From Oblivion to Hope”, the album will have a serious and pessimistic tone to start. But, as we go […]

Memories of Self-Isolation - Vancouver Bach Choir

UPDATE on New Choir Commission

As I previously announced earlier this Spring, I have been commissioned by the Vancouver Bach Choir to compose a cantata for vocal soloists, chorus and chamber ensemble. This will be a sequel to Music for Self-Isolation. Called ‘Memories of Self-Isolation’, this new work will explore perspectives and challenges faced by a cross-section of society as […]

A Village of Landscapes

A Village of Landscapes

I am happy to announce a new collaboration! Sébastien Malette, the dynamic young bassoonist based in Ottawa, has commissioned me to compose a suite of solo bassoon pieces called A Village of Landscapes. Each of the 13 pieces is based on a photo of a prominent natural landscape within Canada. Each photo was taken by […]

New Music USA Awardees

Winds of Change for Mental Health

I am pleased to announce that I have been commissioned by Megan Lanz and Cayla Bellamy to compose a 3-movement work for flute-bassoon duo on the theme of mental health. This yet-entitled work is inspired by the cathartic journey of acknowledging the traumatic occurrences in your past. Only through this process of acknowledgement can we […]

Memories of Self-Isolation - Vancouver Bach Choir

New Choir Commission

Very happy to announce that I have been commissioned by the Vancouver Bach Choir to compose a cantata for vocal soloists, chorus and chamber ensemble. This will be a sequel to Music for Self-Isolation. Called Memories of Self-Isolation, this new work will explore perspectives and challenges faced by a cross-section of society as a result […]

Trumpet Etudes Commissioning Project - Richard Stoelzel & Frank Horvat

NEW Commission – Tooting My Own Horn!

I am very pleased to announce that thanks to the generous support of the SOCAN Foundation and anonymous benefactors, I have been commissioned by master trumpeter and McGill University Faculty member, Richard Stoelzel, to compose a suite of trumpet etudes. The title, ‘So Close AND So Far’, is a play on how the collection is […]

Collaboration between Gunilla Josephson, Frank Horvat and Thin Edge New Music Collective

BIG Inter-Arts Project Collaboration

I am very happy to announce that production is presently underway on a large-scale interdisciplinary, community-activated, art piece/installation featuring music, film and live performance. This piece, with the working title of MOMENTS (French for memories), is a collaboration between myself, video artist, Gunilla Josephson and Thin Edge New Music Collective. MOMENTS can be described as […]

Top Classical Album 2021 - CBC Music

Thank You, CBC Music!

What a blessed year it has been for my creative life! All 3 albums I released this year have a special place in my heart. But the 2nd of those releases, Music for Self-Isolation, has particularly captured the attention of the world which makes sense since it attempts to address the spirit of the pandemic […]