Watch the Deezer exclusive live performance of autobiographical “(Not) a Musical Genius” the song from “Chambers” only available as a webstore exclusive.
Chilly Gonzales & Kaiser Quartett also play “Odessa”, “Bongo Monologue”, “Sample This” and Gonzo gives a short masterclass on pizzicato, ricochet, flageolet and tremolo. Watch it below !
Cité de la musique (Paris, France) – Philharmonie 2 – March 2015
0:34 – Odessa
4:12 – Bongo Monologue
5:59 – Sample This
12:47 Not a musical genius
A musical shadow-play by Chilly Gonzales and Adam Traynor based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen wins a 2015 ADAPTATION AWARD given each year by Hans Christian Andersen Award Committee on Odense, Denmark.
Says Chilly Gonzales: “For years I’ve entertained the idea of writing some dramatic music around this fairy tale for adults by Hans Christian Andersen. Somehow, I haven’t managed to compose the full Wagnerian blockbuster this deserves to be. But in the meantime, here is a suite for chamber ensemble depicting a man at odds with his own shadow. It contains my first self-conscious waltz, a few glaring “leitmotifs,” and some sentimentality that I just couldn’t resist adding.”
Did you see The Shadow when it was being performed in Hamburg and Cologne ? Listen to “SWITCHCRAFT”on CHAMBERS… do you recognize it ?!