Stage 2: Music for Self-Isolation


Music for Self-Isolation by Frank Horvat

Pandemic Stories now available!

So many musicians around the world took up the #IsolationMusic #StayAtHomeChallenge and posted videos of their Music for Self-Isolation performances online at the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020.

Along with their impactful performances from their little corners of self-isolation, I’ve been moved by the stories so many musicians shared with me of what their lives have been like during this pandemic and their hopes and fears for the future. I feel more of us need to hear about these experiences in order to heal and move forward together. This is why Stage 2 of Music for Self-Isolation was born.

As part of this second stage, we are hearing from eight of the wonderful musicians and learning more about how they have coped. Because of COVID, what are their hopes, dreams and fears for themselves, the arts and culture sector and for the wider world?

I have interviewed each of them and I’m sharing our chat on this site. Then, inspired by their story, I have created a brand new audio documentary composition dedicated to each of them. These new pieces incorporate excerpts from our interview along with their original performance documenting their COVID experience through music.

– Frank Horvat

Participating Artists

Many thanks to:

Canada Council for the Arts

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