Stylishly and convincingly performed by bassoonist Sébastien Malette…In A Village of Landscapes [Horvat] successfully explores many less-known characteristics of the instrument, working against stereotypes… – Andrew Timar, WholeNote Magazine

I Am Who I Am Records is proud to present, A Village of Landscapes, a bassoon album of music by Canadian composer Frank Horvat, performed by bassoonist Sébastien Malette.

A Village of Landscapes is a 13-piece suite for bassoon inspired by photos of stirring natural landscapes in Canada. Each photo was taken by award-winning nature photographer, Michelle Valberg. The 13 pieces in the suite represent each of the 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada.

The word “Canada” originates from the Iroquoian word, “Kanata” meaning “village” or settlement. And despite our large size geographically, we are metaphorically a village of various landscapes. We are blessed in this country with such natural beauty. It brings us joy and peace but also inspires us and leaves us awestruck. It is all these feelings that should motivate us to protect the landscapes that encompass our planet. It is such an honour and privilege to use the power of music, through Michelle’s lens, to give this visual beauty another dimension through music.

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