When the world shut down in early 2020, Frank Horvat, Associate Composer at the Canadian Music Centre, wanted to raise spirits and create music for those forced into self-isolation. In just 6 weeks he composed 31 short solo and duo works for a variety of instruments and voice. The musical community responded, with over 150 musicians worldwide sharing their experience of self-isolation and posting their performances online.

This is a track from the new recording called Music for Self-Isolation, due for release 9 April on Centrediscs. The performer is cellist Amahl Arulanandam.

Watch Musicians in isolation: Alina Ibragimova

Watch Working from home: members of the Villiers Quartet together in isolation