Concerts

Joel Garten Studio Concert

January 23, 2014 at 8 pm

Joel Garten’s studio, Toronto

An intimate concert of improvisations in Joel Garten’s studio.  This concert is by invitation only, please email joelgarten@gmail.com for an invitation.


 

 


SELECTED RECENT CONCERTS:

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 of the piano” Hear emerging composer and pianist Joel Garten take the stage to play an engrossing concert of piano improvisations. His spellbinding work sounds like a meeting of Keith Jarrett and Morton Feldman, two of Garten’s main musical influences.. An accomplished musician, Garten was invited by Bryan Adams to give a concert at Adams’ recording studio in Vancouver. Garten has an interesting and engrossing unique musical sensibility, forged over two decades of engagement with music.  He has studied gamelan in Bali, Indonesia, played an impromptu concert in Uzbekistan, and played an improvised concert in a tiny rice farming village in Japan as part of the Echigo-Tsumari Triennial.  He had his first CD produced by Jazz FM 91’s Jaymz Bee, when Garten was just 13.

Garten’s music is inspired and influenced by such visual artists as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Giorgio Morandi.  Garten is also a painter, writer and entrepreneur, as well as a textile collector.

He is in the currently writing a series of artist profiles of new music performers and composers which have been published on the Huffington Post, including an article and interview with Esprit Orchestra conductor Alex Pauk.

The Musideum is a musical instrument museum and concert venue in the 401 Richmond building at Richmond and Spadina in downtown Toronto. It boasts a C. Bechstein grand piano, one of the top pianos in the city.  It hosts a wide variety of jazz, classical and improvised music.

 

 


 

Joel Garten Studio Concert

October 19, 2013 at 8 pm

Joel Garten’s studio, Toronto

An intimate concert of improvisations in Joel Garten’s studio.  This concert is by invitation only, please email joelgarten@gmail.com for an invitation.


 

Joel Garten in Concert

March 23, 2013 at 8 pm

Musideum 401 Richmond St. W Main Floor Toronto, Ontario (at Richmond St. W. and Spadina)

Pianist and composer Joel Garten plays a passionate concert of his solo piano improvisations, work that is intense yet contemplative; a meeting of Keith Jarrett and Morton Feldman. At the nexus of experimental classical music and avant-jazz, Garten creates heartfelt music that marries sonorous repetitive rhythms with fluid melody and dissonance.


 

 

Joel Garten in Concert

November 27, 2012 at 8 pm
$20.00 / $15.00 Students/Seniors/

Musideum
401 Richmond St. W
Main Floor
Toronto, Ontario
(at Richmond St. W. and Spadina)

Pianist and composer Joel Garten plays a passionate concert of his solo piano improvisations, work that is intense yet contemplative; a meeting of Keith Jarrett and Morton Feldman. At the nexus of experimental classical music and avant-jazz, Garten creates heartfelt music that marries sonorous repetitive rhythms with fluid melody and dissonance.

 



“The Beauty of Life” Joel Garten in Concert

October 10, 2012 at 8 pm

$20.00 / $10.00 Students/Seniors/Artists

Gallery 345
345 Sorauren Avenue , Toronto Canada
Located near Dundas and Roncesvalles Ave.
t 416.822.9781

Pianist and composer Joel Garten plays a passionate concert of his solo piano improvisations, work that is intense yet contemplative; a meeting of Keith Jarrett and Morton Feldman. At the nexus of experimental classical music and avant-jazz, Garten creates heartfelt music that marries sonorous repetitive rhythms with fluid melody and dissonance.

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