If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing Chilly Gonzales & Kaiser Quartett Live, we have a special video treat for you below.
Watch Gonzo and quartet perform “Sweet Burden” and “Advantage Points” from new album CHAMBERS, and “The Grudge” from the Ivory Tower album, at the prestigious Berlin Konzerthaus.
The composition of Chambers was inspired by Chilly Gonzales’ deepening relationship with Hamburg’s Kaiser Quartett. The album re-imagines Romantic-era chamber music as today’s addictive pop, using the strings as a modern-day sampler.
To guide fans into his Chambers, Gonzo introduces each song with short note of intention and a dedication, here is “Sweet Burden”:
“SWEET BURDEN” Dedicated to Gabriel Faure “My Solo Piano song (and label) Gentle Threat is one of many contradictory titles in my repertoire. Sweet Burden is the album’s first bona fide tear jerker. A long, ambiguous melody inspired by French composer Gabriel Faure. The viola solo is slowly joined by the cello, while the violins chime in with a single-note pattern. We all have our burdens to bear, and maybe only music can sweeten them.”
Chilly Gonzales finally reveals details of CHAMBERS, his highly anticipated follow-up to Solo Piano II.
An album for piano and string quartet, CHAMBERS re-imagines Romantic-era chamber music as today’s addictive pop. Gestures from rap, ambient, easy listening and the avant-garde co-exist as always in Chilly Gonzales’ musical universe – this time with strings attached!
17 March in Japan
20 March 2015 in Germany and rest of the World except
23 March in UK & France
24 March in Canada & USA
Prelude To A Feud
To guide fans into his Chambers, Gonzo introduces each song with a short note of intention and a dedication, check it out here.
Pre-orders open with a bang !!! DON’T MISS THESE OPPORTUNITIES TO PREVIEW NEW SONGS
Gonzo’s giving away up to 3 tracks as instant grat downloads and revealing 3 videos during the next few weeks…so stay posted here !
Check your favorite retailers, including our own Showroom for pre-order Instant Downloads, exclusive bonus tracks and music-box bundles
CHAMBERS is available digitally, on CD and in 180g vinyl. w/album cover poster
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As you may know, Chilly Gonzales uses musical theory concepts from his “Re-Introduction Etudes” book to analyze today’s pop music hits in a video series recorded with radio station WDR 1Live.
Watch the whole series below:
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