A Little Dark Music 2

“It’s a message of hope many of us can use during this dark time.”
                                                    – WholeNote Magazine
  1. Earth Hour 2 Frank Horvat (piano) 1:00:00
  2. Heat Island Frank Horvat (piano) 09:57
  3. Life For Mars Frank Horvat (piano) 05:28


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“…it’s an important piece of musical art that needs to be heard”
                                                              – MainlyPiano.com

Composer and pianist Frank Horvat returns a decade later with a follow-up album to his original instrumental ode to the planet. A Little Dark Music 2 is introspective and powerful, a very personal reaction to the current state of our environment ten years on. Angry yet full of hope and beauty, this album also features a sequel to Horvat’s frequently performed 60-minute composition Earth Hour, a solo piano piece always experienced in the dark. Earth Hour 2 is similar in concept to the original but creates a very different in-the-dark experience. More meditative and self-examining it gives listeners time and space to become grounded within themselves.

The album also includes two shorter works. Heat Island’s rumbly and murky start emulates the oozing heat-from-pavement effect we experience in our concrete jungles. As the piece progresses, a calm emanates from the piano signifying our ability to return the planet to a more natural state, allowing us and the Earth to breath once again. The album concludes with Life for Mars (named after a person, not the planet or Bowie song), a soothing statement on the positive impact of connecting to ourselves and our surroundings.

A Little Dark Music 2 - composed and performed by Frank Horvat


Contemporary Classical Piano


Frank Horvat (piano)

Composed By

Frank Horvat

Produced By

Frank Horvat

Recorded At

The Canterbury Music Co.
by Jeremy Darby

Mastered By

Dennis Patterson

Cover Photo

Louis Maniquet


I Am Who I Am Records

Release Date

27 March 2020

Earth Hour 2 is a masterpiece, far exceeding its progenitor…deeply moving and beautiful; this is my favourite work by Frank Horvat.
– David Dalle, CKCU FM

Horvat’s music is always an excursion into the soul of an artist who has much to say about the state of our world and its inhabitants.
– MainlyPiano.com, March 2020

Story behind the tracks

01 Earth Hour 2
02 Heat Island
03 Life for Mars

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