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David Dalle
Thursday September 21st, 2017 with David Dalle
Guest pianist and composer Frank Horvat, an Ottawa native, joins me today to talk about his ambitious project, releasing four new albums in four days this week.

Composer and pianist Frank Horvat joins me today to discuss the culmination of his ambitious project to release four new albums in four days, today being the 4th day. Horvat strives for direct emotional connection with these albums, all very personal and either confessional in nature or inspired by events which struck Horvat hard. The four albums cover a varied range of instrumental forces. The albums in order of release are: "Me to We", a chamber album expressing the joy and longing of love; "The Current Agenda", an album of chamber music with electronics covering traumatic political and global events and issues; "You Haven't Been", an album of solo piano with pieces inspired by the composer's struggles with mental health; "Love in 6 Stages", is a song cycle for voice and piano, tracing a love story from initial meeting through bliss to a bitter broken-hearted end. We will hear compositions from all four albums.
Interview with Frank Horvat.
The selection of pieces I decided upon make a very long journey from darkness into light.
08/14/13 - Cairo
Frank Horvat/Kathryn Ladano - The Current Agenda - I Am Who I Am Canadian New
My Fractured Soul
Frank Horvat - You Haven't Been - I Am Who I Am Canadian New
Silent Struggle
Frank Horvat - You Haven't Been - I Am Who I Am Canadian New
Frank Horvat/Frank Horvat, Laura Swankey - Love in 6 Stages - I Am Who I Am Canadian New
Piano Piece No. 4, For Me & You
Frank Horvat/Lisa Raposa, Gregory Millar - Me to We - I Am Who I Am Canadian New
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes - Warner
Ehmedo - Ez Reben Im
Hawniyaz - Hawniyaz - Harmonia Mundi
C'├ętait il y a longtemps
Maurice el Medioni & Roberto Rodriguez - Descarga Oriental The New York Sessions - Piranha
Interactive CKCU
Really interesting interview with Frank Horvat ongoing as i type. (Though did not catch the first 10-15 minutes or so.) Really looking forward to some extended play of the four works. With lots of context going in. Thank you very much, as usual!

2:34 PM, September 21st, 2017
Current Agenda piece just started. Immediate reaction: HOLY WOW!! Very tense and visual. Yet more happy homework for me... If I can get it together in time, may play some more on This Island Earth, this coming Sunday. ;^)

2:51 PM, September 21st, 2017
David Dalle (host)
Yes a very intense, powerful piece.

2:52 PM, September 21st, 2017