autotelic, autistic, assonance-hole©.

Chilly Gonzales

I do not know how I missed this fellow all my life, but I’ve found him now and he’s freaking amazing. Obviously a stellar composer and guru of music theory and history, I found him deconstructing pop culture hits to showcase their music theory base; in this case, Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”.

Even if I weren’t into all the exposition, it’s worth the watch simply to hear his classical rendition at the end… for those who lament examples of modern classical music, this is a great place to hear that, even in pop culture, it lives on.

Enjoy. (I’m off to research this fellow, whom I’m sure I’ve shortchanged in this post.)