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Standing at the west end of Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard, the Chateau Marmont hotel has seen many a famous and infamous guest pass through its doors since it opened in 1929. A 2012 stay in one of its second-floor rooms inspired British lyricist and singer Jarvis Cocker to look into its history and led to this collaborative project with multi-faceted Canadian pianist and composer Chilly Gonzales. Room 29, a 21st-century song cycle, is set for release on Deutsche Grammophon on 17 March. Gonzales' score and Cocker's lyrics conjure up the lives of some of Room 29's previous occupants, as well as shining a light on the glittering fantasy and often bleak reality of Hollywood.
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Jarvis Cocker reads Richard Brautigan tale; 'Times Square In Montana' in new bedtime stories series / NME
Jarvis Cocker has shared a reading of Times Square In Montana by Richard Brautigan to keep fans entertained during the coronavirus outbreak. The first offering in his new Bedtime Stories series on Instagram, Cocker's post sees him reading Brautigan's short in his recognisable Sheffield tones. "The calm after the storm: I know it can be hard getting off to sleep at night at the moment so, as of tonight, I...
Chilly Gonzales is back on the road and headed to Montreal for the new year / TheSuburban
After welcoming artists for two weeks for his "Gonzervatory" workshop in Koln, Chilly Gonzales is back on the road and will be in Montreal on Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Théâtre Saint-Denis. Chilly Gonzales, Grammy-winning Canadian pianist and entertainer currently living in Europe, is known as much for the intimate piano touch of best-selling albums Solo Pia...
Chilly Gonzales has it all worked out / Forbes
How do you follow a Grammy-winning album? Chilly Gonzales, who won the award with his friends Daft Punk for Random Access Memories, has it all worked out. He took the lead of rapper billionaires and started his own full-service music company. He set up his own international academy and got a little help from his friends such as Pulp star Jarvis Cocker and singer Peaches. He collaborated with everyone fro...
New York Public Radio's 'New Sounds' features Chilly Gonzales
Listen to piano music by producer/composer/pianist Chilly Gonzales, Meredith Monk & Christopher Cerrone, and more. Sample some piano music by Canadian-born, German-based producer/composer/pianist Chilly Gonzales. Classically-trained, he's lately been working with Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) on a collection of art songs - Room 29. Also, hear music of the American southwest by Peter Garland, inspire...
Chilly Gonzales announces UK shows / Complete Music Update
Have you ever seen Chilly Gonzales live? Oh, you must. He's just announced four new UK shows in September, so that's just perfect. He really is very good. I haven't seen him in ages, actually. Do you mind if I tag along with you? I'll buy you a snack. The shows will see him performing some of his solo piano pieces, before being joined on stage by cellist Stella Le Page and drummer Joe Flory. Dates includ...
Jarvis Cocker announces UK tour dates - billboard
Jarvis Cocker's last full-fledged solo album Further Complications came out almost a full nine years ago. Of course, the Britpop legend is always still around, frequently guesting on other people's songs (like Feist's), teaming with Iggy Pop to cover Nick Cave, or pursuing idiosyncratic whims like Room 29, his sorta spoken word concept record collab with Chilly Gonzales about the a particular suite ...
Shut Up and Play the Piano, a natural choice for a Berlinale world premiere / The Hollywood Reporter
Self-styled genius and musical prankster Chilly Gonzales is the focus of Philipp Jedicke's career-spanning documentary. Piano virtuoso, serial collaborator and self-declared genius, Jason Beck is a singular figure on the music scene. Fully immersed in his outsized alter ego of Chilly Gonzales, this Canadian cult star blurs the lines between rapper and classical composer, performance artist and punk p...
Chilly Gonzales, Jarvis Cocker - Room 29 makes Under the Radar magazine's 'Top 100 Albums of 2017'
2017 was a damn fine year for music, which helped get Under the Radar magazine all through the anxiety of the daily news cycle. Here they present their favorite 100 albums from the tens of thousands full-lengths released in the last 12 months. Coming in at #49 was Chilly Gonzales and Jarvis Cocker - Room 29 on DG. Standing at the west end of Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard, the Chateau Marmont ...
Jarvis Cocker calls bingo in Belfast / Belfast Telegraph
Attendees at a social club in east Belfast on Saturday night were treated to a surprise when Britpop icon Jarvis Cocker stepped in to take over bingo calling duties. The ex-Pulp frontman was appearing at the God's Waiting Room club night held by Belfast DJ David Holmes at the Ulster Maple Leaf Sports & Social Club. Cocker had been doing a DJ set in one of the rooms with David Holmes while singer ...
Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales describe how a hotel room became an album / BBC News
Standing at the west end of Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard, the Chateau Marmont hotel has seen many a famous and infamous guest pass through its doors since it opened in 1929. A 2012 stay in one of its second-floor rooms - Room 29, inspired British lyricist and singer Jarvis Cocker to look into its history and led to this collaborative song cycle project and album on DG with multi-faceted Can...
Jarvis Cocker - Wireless Nights comes to ABC's 'Double J'
The ultimate late night radio show is coming to Double J, as Jarvis Cocker's Wireless Nights takes over the airwaves every Thursday night for the next six weeks. The program is a celebration of the night, where the much-adored Pulp frontman takes us on a dark adventure, finding stories of the night people and exploring the battle between the forces of darkness and light. It's a nocturnal examinat...
Edinburgh Festival & Edinburgh Fringe celebrates 70 years / STV News
The Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are both celebrating seven decades of performances. They begin today - Friday Aug 4 and will run until Monday, August 28 as the Scottish capital plays host to the largest arts jamboree in the world. This year will bring more than 2000 diverse artists from 40 nations together with a line-up that features theatre, dance and music,...
Jarvis Cocker | Chilly Gonzales - Room 29 makes Under The Radar Magazine's 'Top 50 Albums of 2017'
In the past we've avoided posting midyear best albums lists. It seemed somehow impatient and premature to evaluate the year's albums halfway through. And how do you decide which period the list covers, which arbitrary release date do you work out is the cut off point, as every midyear list seems to cover a different period? But 2017 is a year that demands a partial evaluation. The first half of t...
Chilly Gonzales and Jarvis Cocker collaborate for 'Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything' at MAC / exclaim!*@#
Last year, we learned that an elaborate exhibition honouring Leonard Cohen would be opening in the late singer's hometown at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC). Now, more details of the upcoming project, dubbed Leonard Cohen – Une brèche en toute chose (or A Crack in Everything), have been revealed. The exhibition will open on November 9 - one year after Coh...
Sony Classical signs Francesco Tristano
Sony Classical announces the exclusive signing of Francesco Tristano, a musician as acclaimed for his performances of Bach in the concert hall as for his electronic dance music in clubland. His first album, featuring the award-winning Canadian pianist and songwriter Chilly Gonzales, will be released in September 2017. Born in Luxembourg in 1981, Tristano began to learn the piano at the age of five. I...
Jarvis Cocker introduces Pierre Henry's - Liverpool Mass 50 years after commission / YourMove
Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker introduced a unique electronic music concert at Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral – 50 years after it was originally commissioned. Pierre Henry's ‘The Liverpool' Mass presented by Bluecoat was performed by the electronic pioneer's collaborator Thierry Balasse as part of the cathedral's golden jubilee celebrations. Pierre was commissioned to compose music for the i...
BBC Proms 2017 'relaxed concerts' include Jarvis Cocker, Nicola Benedetti & Simon Rattle / Evening Standard
BBC Proms 2017 - relaxed concerts will take place in venues outside of the Royal Albert Hall once again, including Tate Tanks and Wilton's Music Hall. Proms audiences will be able to walk around the Royal Albert Hall, make as much noise as they like and hang out in "chill-out areas" at the event's first ever relaxed concert. Jarvis Cocker, Nicola Benedetti and Sir Simon Rattle are among artists ...