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Shut Up and Play the Piano Exclusive Clip Highlights Composer Chilly Gonzales’ Heightened reality Through His Performances

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Shut Up and Play the Piano Exclusive Clip Highlights Composer Chilly Gonzales’ Heightened reality Through His Performances

'Shut Up and Play the Piano'

Grammy-winning composer-pianist, Chilly Gonzales, appears in director Philipp Jedicke’s musical biographical documentary, ‘Shut Up and Play the Piano.’

Reality is always connected with fiction, especially when it comes to the lives of performers. Grammy-winning composer, Chilly Gonzales is no exception to that rule-in fact, he actually has thrived during his career for embracing heightened reality, especially on stage. The virtuoso pianist’s search for the truth in the artifice is highlighted in the new documentary about his life, ‘Shut Up and Play the Piano.’

In honor of the biographical film now available on all major VOD platforms, courtesy of 1091 Media, ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from the music feature, which is titled ‘I Love the Crowd.’ The video shows a montage of the entertainer performing in various comedic situations.

‘Shut Up and Play the Piano,’ which was directed by first-time filmmaker, Philipp Jedicke, also features Peaches, Feist and Sibylle Berg. The movie follows Gonzales as he travels to the word’s greatest philharmonic halls as he reinvents himself from electro-rapper to piano player. Gonzales is an artist who, every time his audience thinks it has finally figured him out, makes a radical move and breaks with its expectations.

The music documentary also shows Gonzales as he travels from his native Canada to late 90’s under-ground Berlin, and via Paris to the world’s great philharmonic halls. It dives deep into the dichotomy of the composer’s stage persona, where self-doubt and megalomania are just two sides of the same coin.The playfulness of Gonzales’ character is mirrored in the look of the film, as it uses his extensive video archive in a rather unorthodox manner. ‘Shut Up And Play The Piano’ explores his persona by interweaving newly shot interviews and concert scenes with fictional materials of totally different time periods. Reality and fiction blur together as Jedicke embarked on a trip through Gonzales’ world.

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ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from director Philipp Jedicke's music biographical documentary about Grammy-winning composer, Chilly Gonzales, which is titled 'Shut Up and Play the Piano,' and is now available on all major VOD platforms, courtesy of 1091 Media.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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