Music for Self-Isolation began as a project to raise spirits and create music for those forced into self-isolation. In just 6 weeks, Frank Horvat, Associate Composer at the Canadian Music Centre, composed 31 short solo and duo works for a variety of instruments and voice. The project has evolved, over a year, into a worldwide collaboration to share music and musicians’ stories with a wider audience.

Created by filmmaker, Adam Crosby, this documentary profiles musicians who are driven to keep creating through the pandemic.

The majority of the film was shot at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto from 11-13 January 2021. Other interviews were shot in isolation from the interviewees’ own spaces.

Watch Amahl Arulanandam plays Music for Self-Isolation