Joel Garten Studio March Newsletter
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The most exciting thing to report is my new article that was published in the Huffington Post, an interview with MoMA curator David Platzker.  It covers the current Museum of Modern Art exhibition on John Cage.

Read The Article: Interview With MoMA Curator David Platzker About the New Exhibition on John Cage

The article addresses the intersection of art and music, something that is very dear to my heart, being both an artist and composer.  I also consider my music to be art, just like John Cage did.

This article was featured on the MoMA facebook page and twitter feed (1.5 million followers)

The article also features one of my improvisations at the end of the article, a piece that was written for Barbara London, a MoMA curator.

You can listen to that piece on my soundcloud page as well.

Music updates

I had a concert in January at my studio in Toronto.  It was a great success, people really loved hearing the music, as usual it was entirely piano improvisations. 

I am thinking of releasing some material from that concert as a single or EP.

If you have experience with releasing albums, I want to talk to you, email me!


Fresh Track release on Soundcloud

A new recording of one of my piano improvisations has been released on soundcloud, dated March 3, 2014.

Listen! >>> Joel Garten Piano Improvisation March 3 2014 pt 3

There two other articles I have written recently which were published on the Huffington Post:

These articles are part of my ongoing series featuring new music performers and composers.

The first article is an interview with percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum.  It is an interesting read, he is exceptionally intelligent and has a lot of insight into music and the life of a musician in Brooklyn.

Artist Profile: Ian David Rosenbaum, Brooklyn-Based New Music Percussionist

The second article is an interview with composer and performer David Crowell. He has had his music performed at MoMA and travels the world with the Philip Glass Ensemble.

Artist Profile: Interview With David Crowell, Brooklyn-based Composer & Performer

If you have any ideas about musicians, composers, artists or curators I should interview, let me know.


Studio Photos

These photos of me in the studio were taken by the talented photographer Bill Kobzey. Redesign underway

My website is undergoing a redesign.  I have put all my art, music and writing on a single webpage, which is something I've wanted to do for a long time.  The design is minimalist.  There are some further refinements coming, but the general look has been set.  I still plan to do some further organization of the "listen" "Artwork images" and "writing" pages.  It features a section with excerpts from my textile collection

If you know any talented web designers let me know.

New Artworks

New work, "Untitled" mixed media on paper, 11x14.  I completed this work on March 15.
"Untitled" from the January Notebook,  11x14 inches mixed media on paper.
"Untitled" from the January Notebook,  11x14 inches mixed media on paper.
"Untitled" from the January Notebook,  11x14 inches mixed media on paper.
New painting, "Untitled" 22x30 inches, mixed media on paper. Painted March 17, 2014

Keith Jarrett Inspired Paintings

I intend to release this whole series soon.
"The Koln Concert" from the a new series of works inspired by Keith Jarrett music,  26x40 inches mixed media on paper.
"The Koln Concert" from the a new series of works inspired by Keith Jarrett music,  26x40 inches mixed media on paper.

Celebrating 1000 twitter followers

I now have over 1000 twitter followers.  I got a big boost after @MuseumModernArt (i.e. MoMA) followed me after they tweeted my article.  I was also followed by @ChristiesInc the auction house.

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I would love it if you forwarded this email to a friend!  There is a lot going on nowadays in the studio, and next month there should be a lot more music to share with you.

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