( Photo by Richard Corman)
Introducing Charly and Margaux, the violin and viola duo, who go by the name of CHARGAUX. The pair is interdisciplinary artists who perform original orchestral and electronic works, exhibit visual art, and write major string arrangements for studio albums and films. Having met at Berklee College of Music in Boston, the duo started off as subway performers, they moved to Brooklyn and immediately contributed a distinctive string arrangement on “Don’t Kill My Vibe” for Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy nominated album Good Kid m.a.a.d. City. By 2013, CHARGAUX created enough buzz during SXSW to garner the attention of GLEE star Darren Criss, opening for him throughout his sold-out “Listen Up” North American tour. Their most recent musical contributions are to Schoolboy Q’s first major label album Oxymoron, which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard charts, and to Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar’s collaborative single “Backwards” for the feature film Divergent soundtrack.
CHARGAUX previously released the Gallerina Suites, a soulful take on classical composition. You can listen to one of the three tracks from that EP entitled, All The Parties • Suite No 1, Allegro In C Minor above. The duo describe their awesome style as “cinematic chamber rock,” mixing up folk, classical melodies, vocals, violin and viola with startling results!
Their highly anticipated EP, Broke & Baroque, is scheduled for release in late 2014; for the first time, they will feature vocals and guest collaborations with other New York and LA-based artists.Tune into the future sound of CHARGAUX below with recent singles ‘ I’m So Pretty’ and ‘Lullaby’.