When I was a kid, I would hurry home from school to watch my favourite show, Starsky & Hutch. The excitement and adrenaline rush of the car chases the coolness of those two dudes was so intoxicating. This piece is a dedication to these memories and to a genre not recognized enough; 70s cop show music! – Frank Horvat
ABOUT FRANK HORVAT: “An accomplished multi-genre composer and pianist who has made the tricky musical leap that allows him to pursue a niche of his own” (Edmonton Journal). With a manic drive to create, his discography is continuously growing and his compositions have been premiered on four continents. His works have been performed in a variety of venues and been featured in festivals, plays, film, television networks and radio stations internationally. His music is both aggressive and introspective. The consequence of being born in a world of Gershwin, Glass and Zappa, he’s influenced by the post-modern idea of eclecticism. His compositions have a driving minimalism and a haunting reflection and are most often based on social injustices or the wondrousness of life, love and longing. Frank presently resides in Toronto with his wife/manager, Lisa. Educated at The Royal Conservatory and the University of Toronto, he is an Associate Composer at the Canadian Music Centre and member of the Canadian League of Composers.