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- Artist Profile: Interview with Steel Pan Master and Composer Andy Akiho
- My next upcoming concert: Nov 27 2013 At Musideum, Toronto
- Tiny Tips for Starting on the Road to Health
- Joel Garten is the featured composer today on Composer’s Circle
- Artist and Composer Joel Garten announces his new painting series entitled “Permanent Crimson”
- Artist Profile: Esprit Orchestra Conductor Alex Pauk
- An Article about the music I wrote and performed during Hurricane Sandy
- Music I composed and recorded Live during Hurricane Sandy
- HD Video Interview with Vivian Reiss in her amazing artist’s garden in Toronto. 16 Foot tall corn!
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This is the new article I wrote that was just published on the Huffington Post! Andy Akiho is a master of the steel pan, and a talented and innovative composer of classical music. His knowledge of rhythm and percussion, which he … Continue reading
Joel Garten in Concert November 27, 2013 at 8 pm $18.00 / $14.00 Students/Artists/ Musideum 401 Richmond St. W Main Floor Toronto, Ontario (at Richmond St. W. and Spadina) FREE PARKING in rear of building. Joel Garten: “the Jackson Pollock … Continue reading
This is an article I wrote that was just published on the Huffington Post by Joel Garten Pretty much everyone nowadays knows the basic information about what you need to do to be healthy and feel good: Eat well, exercise, … Continue reading
Today I am the featured composer on Composer’s Circle! www.composerscircle.com here is the permalink incase you missed it http://composerscircle.com/joel-garten/ They featured a beautiful piano improvisation I performed at a concert last year in Toronto. Of course there is a lot … Continue reading
Artist and Composer Joel Garten announces his new painting series entitled “Permanent Crimson” Two works by Joel Garten in the Permanent Crimson series. Joel Garten’s new series of works prominently feature intense reds, saturated crimson colors and warm pinks. “Permanent Crimson … Continue reading
Artist Profile: Esprit Orchestra Conductor Alex Pauk By Joel Garten. Published on the Huffington Post. See my author archive for the article. Alex Pauk has been for decades a strenuous supporter of new music in Canada, and for thirty years … Continue reading
The writer Colin Cronin has written an article about the music I composed and performed during Hurricane Sandy, on the website String Visions “This is a truly remarkable story. To visualize how in the midst of destruction and chaos, one … Continue reading
An Article I published on the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joel-garten/hurricane-classical-music_b_2054102.html During Hurricane Sandy, I heard the howling of the wind and the driving rain outside my studio in Toronto. Sandy was hitting Toronto hard, and I was surveying the scenes of the … Continue reading
Watch this HD video interview I did with artist Vivian Reiss in her urban farming garden in Toronto. It featues 16 foot tall broom corn, multi-colored amaranth, and gardening secrets. Enjoy!
You can now listen to my music, which is solo piano impovisations, on my website: Joel Garten piano improvsiations Video: A work by Joel Garten: piano improvisation, recorded live, Sept 26, 2012. A work by Joel Garten: piano improvisation, recorded … Continue reading
Here is the latest article I wrote for the Huffington Post, a profile of new music pianist Vicky Chow: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joel-garten/vicky-chow-piano_b_1937990.html By Joel Garten Pianist Vicky Chow has a buzz around her. She plays a wide variety of new music; many … Continue reading
I will be playing a concert of my improvisations on October 10 2012 at Gallery 345. As many people know, Gallery 345 is rapidly becoming known in the Toronto new music scene as a place where people come to really … Continue reading
Astorga is just a small town but it has a huge cathedral. Here is a photo I took of the beautifully carved front facade.
Toronto Travel: 5 great summer outings By Joel Garten, Originally published in the Huffington Post When the temperature rises in Toronto, Canada during the brief summer, I love to get out and enjoy some of these off-the-beaten track outings. … Continue reading
by Joel Garten originally published in the Huffington Post If you want to travel from city to city in Europe on the cheap, you should turn to Ryanair, Europe’s quirky yet ridiculously inexpensive airline. Europe’s Schengen agreement has gotten rid … Continue reading
This article I wrote on Venice Travel was just published in the Huffington Post Ten Tips for a Happy Trip to Venice, Italy By Joel Garten Venice is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. Wandering down narrow, crumbling … Continue reading
This article I wrote on Florence Travel was just published in the Huffington Post 10 Tips for Travel in Florence, Italy By Joel Garten Florence is a beautiful, ancient city in Italy’s Tuscany region. Walking among buildings and churches that are … Continue reading
I took this photo of Budapest around sunset, the sun illuminating this beautiful city. The Danube river is the heart of the Budapest, the liquid highway that brought it wealth and a cosompolitan connection to the outside world. It also … Continue reading
This is a close up detail of a photo I took of a painting in the Musee des Beaux Arts, Brussels Belgium.
Across the street from where I stayed in Brussels was this very modern addtion to quite an old building. The view from my window! I had a roof view.
beautiful overview of the park. They have gardening and horticulture classes at this park. Giant banana It takes a lot of flowers to do this type of planting.
Vivian Reiss is well known for her series of paintings of sheep. Here she is painting sheep on a farm near Roseneath, Ontario.
A beautiful church in Ghent, Belgium. I loved walking around this church, it had a very light airy feeling, which I found in churches in Belgium and Netherlands, as they like to paint the interiors white.
I was fascinated by this painting I saw in the Boijmans museum in Rotterdam. It has a little virgin and child surrounded by a cloud of symbols and angels in gold.
Bruges is an extremely beautiful and ancient city of canals, churches and houses. Walking along the canals at night is extremely peaceful and beautiful.
A beautiful portrait from the Brussels Musee des Beaux Arts. Excellent choice of frame as well.
Here is the beautiful Antwerp train station
This park called Jardin du Mont Des Arts in French is located where the hill where the royal castle is built descends into the old town. It is a beautifully landscaped park, and the flute player looks a lot like some of the … Continue reading
This was one of my favorite paintings from the Musee de Beaux Arts in Brussels, Belgium, a museum filled with great masterpieces. I looked at this for a long time, and it charm only increased.