Composer, pianist, entertainer, director of a music school – Chilly Gonzales is all those things and so much more. The Canadian-born artist loves to make a big entrance, be it by performing in a bath robe, deconstructing beloved Beatles songs, or stage diving. In the course of his illustrious career he collaborated with artists like Feist, Peaches, and Jane Birkin. “Solo Piano” began as piano improvisation in between recording sessions but has since evolved into a beloved concert series.
“Solo Piano III” completes the trilogy. Like any final act, there are complications and consequences, followed by an urgent race to the finish line. Like its predecessors, it’s a mostly happy ending in C major, but there is more dissonance, tension and ambiguity along the way. The musical purity of “Solo Piano III” is not an antidote for our times, it is a reflection of all the beauty and ugliness around us. Chilly Gonzales will be in Recklinghausen for the first time.
Chilly Gonzales (Klavier, Gesang), Stella Le Page (Violoncello, Gesang), Joe Flory (Schlagzeug, Gesang)