Airing on Jan. 17, 2021 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern Time.
Guest Frank Horvat - Season 2 Episode 10
Frank Horvat is one of the most inventive songwriters to come out of the contemporary scene in Canada (WholeNote Magazine). His music is emotional and intense. As a pianist and multi-genre composer, Frank has made the tricky musical leap that allows him to pursue a niche of his own (Edmonton Journal). He explores a wide array of themes in his music from love to the environment, mental health and social justice issues. Frank gives his audiences time and space to reflect in this fast-paced world. His compositions tell deeply personal stories while permitting audiences to ponder their own.
He has been featured on over a dozen albums on labels including ATMA Classique, Really Records, and Centrediscs. With composition premieres on four continents, his works have been showcased internationally in theatre, feature films, and radio/TV networks including the CBC, CBS, HBO, Vice & Bravo.
He ignores boundaries and isn’t afraid to mix politics with art (Ludwig van Toronto) as many of his composition projects revolve around social issues. He has been a panelist at the ClassicalNEXT conference speaking on the topic of ‘Artivism’ and featured in UK’s Classical Music Magazine podcast by Chris Gunness.
His environmental projects include the social media campaign #music4HRDs and album, For Those Who Died Trying (“the resulting [musical] tributes are poignant” – BBC Music Magazine), that look at the stories of murdered environmental activists. Dozens of string quartets participated in this awareness campaign including: Juilliard, Merel, Mivos, Utrecht, and Zemlinsky Quartets as well as members from orchestras including the London Symphony.
His artivist projects include the Green Keys Tour, Piano Therapy Concerts and Music for Self-Isolation.
About This Series:
The driving purpose of the show is to bring to the world an understanding of the power of conscious music, sounds of coherence, and the intention behind it. Dr. Kathleen shares her brilliance as a music futurist, musician, researcher, and teacher. She shares conversations from the heart with invited scientists, doctors, healers, musicians and luminaries who join her on the show.
Learn more about Dr. Kathleen Riley and watch her Series Introduction video here: https://www.awaketvnetwork.com/director-kathleen-riley