Feb 11, 2019
Pianist, composer and entertainer Chilly Gonzales is no ordinary musician. Originally from Canada, he has broken a Guinness world record for the longest solo piano concert, scored a Grammy for his contribution to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories and seamlessly switches from working with Boys Noize to Feist to Drake. In 2018, Chilly Gonzales launched his Gonzervatory, a travelling and all-expenses paid music school, teaching aspiring musicians how to become performers. Key to Gonzales’ work is a desire to push the boundaries of what is considered entertainment, continuously tackling the highbrow/lowbrow dichotomy. In this episode of Couch Wisdom recorded at the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy, Gonzales opens up about his formative years, his time in Berlin with Peaches and how Franz Liszt birthed the musician as celebrity.