Very excited to have the Gonzervatorians Carola Zelaschi, Danielle, Djibé Diawara, Kwela, @maschalol & Vinnie arriving tomorrow!We’ll have YouTube daily debrief videos, IG stories and Facebook lives so stay tuned… #Gonzervatory2019
Publiée par Chilly Gonzales sur Dimanche 27 octobre 2019
THE #GONZERVATORY2019 IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
So hear The Call and APPLY HERE NOW
In 2018, Grammy Award-winning composer and entertainer Chilly Gonzales called all performing musicians to join him in a journey into the unknown: The Gonzervatory, a music school where freedom and fun coexist with discipline and reverence. The selected students were musicians from all over the world. They were trained, they were self-taught. They were acoustic, electronic. They were singers and rappers and instrumentalists.
This year, Chilly Gonzales is proud to present the second Gonzervatory, an all-expenses-paid 10-day music performance workshop taking place in his hometown of Cologne, Germany this Fall. Five selected students will win a trip to hone their musical skills in preparation for a final concert led by Chilly Gonzales himself.
The Gonzervatory is open to every musician 18 or older, from all parts of the globe, who write and perform their own material: composing instrumentalists, singer-songwriters, rappers, producers. Together with their professors, students will explore Musical Humanism, audience psychology and what it means to be a performing musician in 2019
At the Gonzervatory, students arrive to a Convocation Concert on Monday 28 October 2019. Their first meeting with Chilly Gonzales will be… on stage!
During the workshop, students will live and work together in a musical home created at Cologne’s own 25hours Hotel, The Circle. Each day starts with one-on-one coaching sessions with Gonzo, followed by afternoon masterclasses from special guests selected from his friends and collaborators. Each evening the students rehearse together, learning and practicing each other’s songs for the Graduation Concert on Friday 8 November 2019.
The experience, with all its inevitable struggles and triumphs, will be documented and shared with viewers all over the world. Livestreams and daily video debriefs will allow audiences to witness personal exchanges in real time and develop an emotional investment in the participants’ musical progress.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE WEDNESDAY MAY 1, 2019 at 23:59 GMT (LONDON TIME)
The Gonzervatory is an 8-day residential music performance workshop organized by Chilly Gonzales.
A handful of carefully selected students win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Gonzervatory for a week of intensive coaching, masterclasses and rehearsals, living together in musical immersion and culminating in a public concert led by Chilly Gonzales himself.
The Gonzervatory is open to every musician 18 or older, from all parts of the globe, who write and perform their own material: composing instrumentalists, singer-songwriters, rappers, producers. Together the Gonzervatorians and Chilly Gonzales explore Musical Humanism, audience psychology and what it means to be a performing musician in 2019.
Scroll down to see what happened during the 2018 Paris Edition of The Gonzervatory.
Chilly Gonzales, Professors Jarvis Cocker, Peaches and Socalled are hard at work viewing almost 700 videos from 63 countries on 5 continents. Difficult choices will need to be made.
Lisa Kainde Diaz of Ibeyi is on tour and couldn’t make the viewing session. But she is hard at work making her short list suggestions!
After hours of watching and deliberating, and re-watching and re-deliberating, the Gonzervatory professors are pleased to have selected the following applicants for the Gonzervatory SHORT LIST.
Who would YOU choose as a FINALIST?
SHORT LIST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
The Grand Mess