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If the cottage is your happy place, you'll connect with this Toronto musician

Before winter hits, take one last trip to the country with composer Armen Bazarian in this episode of The Places We Make Art.

Before winter hits, take one last trip to the country with composer Armen Bazarian

If the cottage is your happy place, you'll connect with this Toronto musician

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4 years ago
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Before winter hits, take one last trip to the country with composer Armen Bazarian. 1:26

It pays to know a guy with a cottage. What's true in life is also true in web series — and after spending an entire season in downtown Toronto, this episode of The Places We Make Art finally breaks free of the big city.

Armen Bazarian is the artist who's leading the way. A former composer-in-residence at the Canadian Film Centre, he's a musician who scores commercials and web series in addition to developing his own personal projects. (He tells CBC Arts that he released an EP called "Brothers" this fall..)

Musician Armen Bazarian at his cottage in Coe Hill, Ont. (CBC Arts)

But to recharge, Bazarian drives out to his place in Coe Hill, Ont., roughly 70 km northeast of Peterborough. Director Adam Crosby followed Bazarian to the woodsy spot.

"There's something about being isolated that forces you to close in on yourself," Bazarian says in the short. "It's this deeper connection with my senses and how they interact with the environment that feeds into the creative decisions and explorations that I make."

Watch above.

More episodes of The Places We Make Art:

This is one hell of a salad, but can you call it art?

This artist is making a big name for himself from a tiny Toronto apartment

She's still working out of her dad's basement but not for the reason you might think

For Ekow Nimako, this is the best place in the world to play with Lego

Think you can handle a visit to this artist's kill room?

This artist gives us a whole new way to think about 'house painting'

She's done music videos for Drake and Miguel, but every idea starts at home for this makeup artist

See how this Toronto design duo surrounds themselves with unlikely inspiration

The Places We Make Art is a CBC Arts web series about just that. Profiling Toronto artists from a multitude of disciplines, step into their creative lives by exploring the unexpected spaces that inspire them the most.

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