Music for Self-Isolation: Album

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ALBUM COMING SPRING 2021

From January 11 to 13, 2021, twenty-five musicians converged on Toronto’s iconic (and empty) Roy Thomson Hall, one at a time, to record all 31 solo and duo pieces from Frank Horvat’s Music for Self-Isolation suite.

They also individually recorded parts of a new large ensemble work, Together in Spirit. Although they can’t be together to record it, technology allows us to imagine a time when we will be able to return to playing together.

Produced by Frank and engineered by Juno-nominated Dennis Patterson, the album captures the pristine acoustics of Roy Thomson Hall while reflecting on the poignancy of some of Canada’s best musicians performing in a cavernous empty hall.

The album is scheduled to be released in Spring 2021 on the Centrediscs label. A documentary is also in production by Tiny Pictures, capturing the recording process and chronicling more of the musicians’ stories from the pandemic.

This project is in support of the great work of the Unison Benevolent Fund.

Jan 11, 2021: Music for Self-Isolation album recording at Roy Thomson Hall
Jen Stephen on Tuba
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Participating Artists:

  • Amahl Arulanandam (cello)
  • Tara Baxendale (voice)
  • John Campbell (voice)
  • Theodore Chan (double bass)
  • Tanya Charles Iveniuk (violin)
  • Brent Crawford (classical guitar)
  • Kristin Day (bassoon)
  • Michael Fedyshyn (trumpet)
  • Vanessa Fralick (trombone)
  • Audrey Good (horn)
  • Meredith Hall (voice)
  • Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet)
  • Christopher Lee (flute)
  • Richard Moore (percussion)
  • Andrew Noseworthy (electric guitar)
  • Joseph Petric (accordion)
  • Anthony Rapoport (viola)
  • Aleh Remezau (oboe)
  • Iris Rodrigues (voice)
  • Jennifer Stephen (tuba)
  • Peter Stoll (clarinet)
  • Lisa Tahara (piano)
  • Jennifer Tran (alto saxophone)
  • Sharlene Wallace (harp)

Jan 12, 2021: Music for Self-Isolation album recording at Roy Thomson Hall
Sharlene Wallace and Frank Horvat
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Thank you to the following funders for their gracious support of this project:
FACTOR.ca
Toronto Arts Council
Jan 13, 2021: Music for Self-Isolation album recording at Roy Thomson Hall
Sound engineer Dennis Patterson
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