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“THE SHADOW” AWARD

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 ?!

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WEBCAST IN VERSAILLES FRANCE

Thank you to everyone who watched the live webcast of Chilly Gonzales and Kaiser Quartett at Versailles, presented with Arte Concert and La Blogotheque. We hope you enjoyed it!

If you missed it or would like to view it again, it is available to watch on Replay here for a few weeks: http://www.chillygonzales.com/webcast/

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Chilly Gonzales reveals new video for the song “Advantage Points”

Check out the terrific new video directed by Jonathan Barré :


For Germans : http://vimeo.com/119441115

To guide fans into his Chambers, Gonzo introduces each song with short note of intention and a dedication, here is “Advantage Points”:

“ADVANTAGE POINTS”
Dedicated to John McEnroe
The “points” are staccato – clipped, insistent. I attempted musical pointillism with Wimbledon ’80 as my backdrop. Try to imagine the waltzing B-section as the endorphins kicking in after a marathon – the transcendence of physical technique (using a racquet or a piano) into pure bliss. This could just as easily have been dedicated to Bobby Fischer, Glenn Gould or Michael Jackson’s moonwalk. It all depends on your vantage point.
 

Order CHAMBERS now at The Showroom : Get exclusive music /w music box bundles and webstore exclusive bonus “(Not) A musical Genius“, a track you will not find anywhere else!

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Chambers is also available on:

iTunes
Amazon
Google Play
Qobuz
Deezer
Spotify
and at all fine retailers.

Thanks again for your continued support. We hope you’ll love the record as much as we do!

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New Video: Chilly Gonzales & Kaiser Quartett “Odessa”

Watch Chilly Gonzales & Kaiser Quartett performing “Odessa” from “Chambers” :

[For Fans in Germany click here]

To guide fans into his “Chambers”, Gonzo introduces each song with a short Note of Intention, here is Odessa:

“ODESSA”
Dedicated to Reinhold Gliere
“Reinhold Gliere was the Ukranian composer with the German first name and the French last name. He is the missing link between the accessibility of Tchaikovsky and the spiky modernism of Prokofiev. This piece appeared in a simplified version as a Re-Introduction Etude; this fleshed-out version adds a controlled dose of Hollywood sentimentality and a nod to Stevie Wonder-style analog portamento (played on a violin by sliding from one note to the other).”

CHAMBERS FULL ALBUM IS STILL STREAMING FREE ON ITUNES – LISTEN NOW!

Pre-order “Chambers” now and get instantly 3 tracks:
– Gonzo’s webstore
– iTunes

ORDER CHAMBERS HERE!

Available digitally, on CD and Vinyl
Special bundles & exclusive track

Re-Introduction Etudes

Book + CD + Poster (22€)
Text in English, French and German

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