Entries by Joel Garten from 11/2012

New Avant Garde Classical Music Composed and Performed During Hurricane Sandy

| Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts

During Hurricane Sandy, there were pieces of metal siding being blown down the street outside, clanging around in the wind. And the trees were shaking violently. But in my warm studio, I was at peace and composing up a storm of my own.

How An Orchestra Found Success With an Oil Company

| Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Music

Alex Pauk had his start in new music as the founder of Array Music, a performing and composing group active in Toronto, which at first began to meet in his apartment. He soon had the ambition to start a new music orchestra. Through a stroke of good luck, Pauk's partner Alexina Louie sat beside an executive of Suncor, the oil company, at a gala event.

Claudia Chan: Up-and-Coming New Music Pianist

| Posted 11.30.2012 | Arts

Having studied piano at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music, Claudia Chan is continuing her piano studies in Cologne and traveling the world performing a repertoire of new music, with a particular interest in the work of composer Unsuk Chin.