Published Mar 16, 2017Canadian piano maestro Chilly Gonzales and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker joined forces to start work on a multimedia performance piece called Room 29 last year, and now the accompanying soundtrack for the project is finally here via Deutsche Grammophon.
Sharing a name with the artistic instalment, Room 29 was recorded with producer Renaud Letang at Ferber Studios in Paris, and it features musical contributions from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Gato Barbieri, the Kaiser Quartet, symphonic orchestra Macedonia, flute player Nathalie Hauptman, horn player Hasko Kroeger and soprano vocalist Maud Techa.
A previously shared description of the project reads:
Do you believe in ghosts? What if a room could tell you the life-stories of the people that have inhabited it? Better still — what if it could sing you those stories? In Room 29, Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales give a voice to those ghosts, using music, theatrics, clips from classic Hollywood movies and more to reveal the secrets of Room 29 of the Château Marmont hotel in Hollywood.
The multimedia performance portion of the Room 29 project is slated to run from March 23 to 25 at London's Barbican Theatre, but you can stream the complete soundtrack right now from the comfort of your own home (or wherever your device might take you).