Chilly Gonzales chats with All in a Day's Alan Neal about pianos and pop
Gonzales plays Dominion-Chalmers United Church Sunday for Music and Beyond Festival
Montreal pianist and composer Chilly Gonzales has taken on a new challenge these days: he's been analyzing Top 40 hits to find out just what makes them so catchy.
The well-studied Gonzales has been teaching a so-called pop "masterclass" on YouTube that analyzes popular songs like Iggy Azalea's Fancy and Daft Punk's Get Lucky for their influences and — sometimes — their surprising complexities.
This Sunday, Gonzales will be bringing that breadth of musical knowledge to Dominion-Chalmers United Church, where he's performing as part of Ottawa's Music and Beyond festival.
Before that performance, however, he sat down for a chat with All in a Day host Alan Neal. Take a listen here.
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