The “Downloadable” Gonzales

Chilly Gonzales has made practically every song from Solo Piano Notebooks 1 & 2 available online. That’s a total of 33 songs to download, print and start playing within minutes! There are a few options for downloading and using the sheet music; here a short guide. Weiterlesen

Mantel von Morgen: Chilly Gonzales und sein Bühnenoutfit

MantelImmer dann, wenn in Filmen eine der Figuren im Morgenmantel auftaucht, ist klar: Es folgt ein Ausschnitt, der in der Realität ganz sicher ohne Publikum stattfinden würde. Chilly Gonzales Markenzeichen ist der Morgenmantel, er trägt ihn sogar bei Auftritten mit großem und ehrbarem Orchester. Und selbst wenn es sich hier natürlich ebenfalls – wie im Film – um ein Kostüm handelt, lässt ihn das unmaskiert und nahbar erscheinen. Weiterlesen

Twitter Activity – Winter Solstice

The first day of winter sees Chilly Gonzales tweeting about ‘odd’ piano tunings and Russian fruit juice melody thievery!

Chewing on the Stereogum Interview

StereogumT. Cole Rachel’s interview with Gonzales is a captivating read. Admitting that Solo Piano II was his “most played” record of 2012, Cole goes on to elicit detailed comments from Gonzales. It appears that Cole is more than happy to prod from time-to-time, letting Gonzales’ train of thought run its natural course. Weiterlesen

“Gonzified” Piano Lesson Videos

About a year ago, Gonzales was in London to record a series of “Piano Lessons for Lapsed Students”. At that time, he asked the Twitterverse what topics they would like covered in piano lessons and received a number of responses (most were covered). Later, during a rapid-fire Twitter interview session, he indicated that the lessons would be available in summer: Weiterlesen

Solo Piano II: Simultaneous #1

It’s a veritable Gonz-festival at the Canadian iTunes store! Here are the current (Dec 18, 2012) Gonzales chart positions:

Solo Piano II: #1 album
Solo Piano: #11 album
Othello: #3 song

Solo Piano II: #1 album Weiterlesen

Gonzales on “Le Mouv”

On Dec 14, 2012, Chilly Gonzales paid a visit to the French radio station Le Mouv to give an in-depth interview and piano lesson to Christophe Crénel; host of the “Rodéo sur le Mouv” show. Over the course of the one-hour interview Christophe and Gonzales cover a very wide range of topics, and play a few songs: Weiterlesen

Chilly Gonzales: Global Canadian Ambassador

Recently, a considerable amount of interest was generated when it was revealed that musician, and sometimes piano-battler Andrew W.K. was being ‘groomed’ as U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain. Weiterlesen

Intro to SoloGonzales Twitter Graphs

One of the unique features of SoloGonzales is the interactive Twitter graphs. They aren’t displayed on the front page due to space limitations, but can conveniently be found under the “Tweets->Twitter Social Network” menu item. If you haven’t used the Twitter graph feature before, here’s an overview. Weiterlesen

Twitter Activity – Dec 11, 2012

It appears that the Twitterverse loves Gonzales’ Xmas present; his “Minor Xmas Melody”!

Explore the Twitter graph below and search for your (re)Tweet.