Enrique Gonzalez MullerAssistant Professor
Wednesday 11AM-12Noon, Thursday 6PM-7PM
+++++++++ Enrique Gonzalez Muller had an unusually sensitive ear for music and from an early age would spend endless hours painstakingly deciphering and learning the arrangements to any song that came his way. Then, at 13, first love: he picked up an electric guitar, and never looked back...In 1995 he leaves the country and moves to the US to hone his obsession into some sort of a career at the Berklee College of Music.
+++++++++ After trying out every possible music major possibility, he settles for a Dual Major in MP&E and Music Synthesis. In 1999 he graduates and sets his course for California where he lands a position as an intern at the historical Plant Studios in Sausalito. His first day there he meets some other childhood heroes, Metallica. Within weeks he was working directly for them, and within weeks of that, The Plant brings him on board as a staff engineer. For the next four years Gonzalez Muller works with artists like The Dave Matthews Band, Kronos Quartet, Joe Satriani, Joan Baez, Too hort, Taj Mahal, The Doobie Bros., Zucchero, Les Claypool, Stuart Copeland, Oxbow and Train to name a few. And alongside professionals of the industry like Brendan O'Brien, Mike Fraser, Eric Cadeux, Joe Chiccarelli, Jerry Harrison, Ant Banks, DJ Quik, et al.
+++++++++ After all of these years of teeth cutting Gonzalez Muller travels back home to produce Caramelos De Cianuro's fourth album, Frisbee, the biggest album Caramelos had ever made, and, wonder of wonders, it tops the charts and catapults them to superstar status. In the next few years Gonzalez Muller produces other Venezuelan hit albums: Fauna Crepuscular's "Camina", Desorden Publico's "DP18", Viniloversus' "Si No Nos Mata" (nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2010) and "Commercial" for Los Amigos Invisibles; which after 4 previous Grammy nominations this collaboration earns them a 2009 Latin Grammy Award for Best RockAlternative Album.
+++++++++Simultaneously Gonzalez Muller travels to Italy and produces the debut effort of singersongwriter L'aura. This time he takes his first swing as an arranger on L'aura's "Okumuki" and the partnership proves successful as unsigned L'aura is picked up by SONY Italy, five singles top the radio charts and the album quickly surpasses gold status. The same year Gonzalez Muller teams up with another old friend, Italian singer Elisa and together with Tina Turner record "Teach Me Again" a song that tops the Italian charts at #1.
+++++++++ Meanwhile in the US, Gonzalez Muller continues to work and nurture diverse music projects: collaborating with Jason Newsted, ex-bass player for Metallica, recording and mixing diverse projects for his label Chophouse Records and current band Voivod, teaming up with the Kronos Quartet to perform on their World Music 2006 Grammy nominated album You've Stolen my Heart, taking a remix commission from legendary industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails as well as going on tour with Pulitzer prize winner Wynton Marsalis and recording American icon Joan Baez.
+++++++++ With a continued interest in challenging music and performance, Gonzalez Muller is well poised to continue, with an eye to posterity, making musical art that's built, and played, to last.brbr
Eugene Robinson, TheOxbow.com