Sylvain Chauveau

Sylvain Chauveau(シルヴァン・ショヴォ)は、1971年フランス生まれの現代作曲家。 90年代から本格的に音楽活動を始め、2000年頃から同国期待のアーティストとして頭角を現す。 これまでにFatCat、Sub Rosaなどからソロ作品を多数リリース。世界中でコンサートを行うとともに、映画やダンス作品にも楽曲を提供してきた。アコースティック楽器、電子楽器、そして時には声を使って、静寂とゆったりとした空間を重視したミニマルな構成を特徴としている。
またソロ名義の他にEnsemble 0、Arcaなどのプロジェクトでも勢力的に活動する彼の音楽は、エレクトロニカ、音響、 実験音楽、ポスト・クラシカルなど様々な文脈で語られている。

Sylvain Chauveau has made solo records on labels such as FatCat, Sub Rosa, Type, Les Disques du Soleil et de l’Acier, Brocoli: very minimal compositions for acoustic instruments, electronics and sometimes vocals, with a focus on quietness and slow- ness.

One his compositions features on the compilation XVI Reflections on Classical Music (Decca / Universal) alongside with Philip Glass, Max Richter, Gavin Bryars, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto, Hauschka and more.

His music has been played in John Peel’s show on the BBC and reviewed in The Wire, Pitchfork, Mojo, The Washington Post, Les Inrockuptibles, Libération…

He has played live in Europe, in Canada and USA (New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge and Knitting Factory, Seattle’s Decibel festival, Chicago’s The Wire festival), in Russia (Moscow) and in Asia (Japan, Taiwan, Singapore).

He has composed a seven year piece titlted You Will Leave No Mark on the Winter Snow, almost full of silences, which was streamed on the internet between June 1st 2012 and May 31st 2019.

He has made soundtracks for long feature films and dance shows.

Sylvain Chauveau is also part of the ensemble 0 (with Stéphane Garin, Joël Merah and many others) and of Arca (with Joan Cambon). He was born in 1971 in Bayonne (France) and lives in Brussels, Belgium.

DISCOGRAPHY

ALBUM/EP

Le Livre noir du capitalisme (Noise Museum 2000, re-issue DSA 2002, Type 2008) – Nocturne impalpable (DSA 2001)
Un Autre Décembre (130701/FatCat 2003)
Des Plumes dans la Tête (DSA 2004)
Down to the Bone (DSA 2005, re-issue Nature Bliss 2007, Ici d’Ailleurs 2015)
S. (Type, 2007)
Nuage (Type, 2007)
Touching Down Lightly (Creative Sources, 2009)
Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated) (Type, 2010)
Abstractions (Flau, 2012), remixes EP
Simple (130701/FatCat, 2012), compilation
Kogetsudai (Brocoli, 2013)
How to Live in Small Spaces (Brocoli, 2015)
Post-Everything (Brocoli, 2017)
Pianisme (Sub Rosa, 2019)

PRESS QUOTES

Toe-dipping in the paradigms of rock & pop music while being further removed from genre norms – Pitchfork

His music is sparing, unassuming and accordingly effective – The Wire

Eliminating any sound deemed unnecessary to convey the essential emotion – The Washington Post

One of the most brilliant minds of french music – Les Inrocks

​Chauveau’s musical signature has its own character, and the range of his work is certainly impressive – The Line Of Best Fit

Chauveau has been a major player in the post-classical scene for years, dating further back than the likes of Nils Frahm or Max Richter – Fluid Radio

How long does it take to break a person’s heart through music? Does it take the length of a symphony, an opera, an album? Sylvain Chauveau proves that it can be done in under two minutes, a revelation to many, a knowing reminder to some – A Closer Listen

PRESS QUOTES

Toe-dipping in the paradigms of rock & pop music while being further removed from genre norms – Pitchfork

His music is sparing, unassuming and accordingly effective – The Wire

Eliminating any sound deemed unnecessary to convey the essential emotion – The Washington Post

One of the most brilliant minds of french music – Les Inrocks

​Chauveau’s musical signature has its own character, and the range of his work is certainly impressive – The Line Of Best Fit

Chauveau has been a major player in the post-classical scene for years, dating further back than the likes of Nils Frahm or Max Richter – Fluid Radio

How long does it take to break a person’s heart through music? Does it take the length of a symphony, an opera, an album? Sylvain Chauveau proves that it can be done in under two minutes, a revelation to many, a knowing reminder to some – A Closer Listen

Sylvain Chauveau

FRANCE

Sylvain Chauveau(シルヴァン・ショヴォ)は、1971年フランス生まれの現代作曲家。 90年代から本格的に音楽活動を始め、2000年頃から同国期待のアーティストとして頭角を現す。 これまでにFatCat、Sub Rosaなどからソロ作品を多数リリース。世界中でコンサートを行うとともに、映画やダンス作品にも楽曲を提供してきた。アコースティック楽器、電子楽器、そして時には声を使って、静寂とゆったりとした空間を重視したミニマルな構成を特徴としている。
またソロ名義の他にEnsemble 0、Arcaなどのプロジェクトでも勢力的に活動する彼の音楽は、エレクトロニカ、音響、 実験音楽、ポスト・クラシカルなど様々な文脈で語られている。

Sylvain Chauveau has made solo records on labels such as FatCat, Sub Rosa, Type, Les Disques du Soleil et de l’Acier, Brocoli: very minimal compositions for acoustic instruments, electronics and sometimes vocals, with a focus on quietness and slow- ness.

One his compositions features on the compilation XVI Reflections on Classical Music (Decca / Universal) alongside with Philip Glass, Max Richter, Gavin Bryars, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto, Hauschka and more.

His music has been played in John Peel’s show on the BBC and reviewed in The Wire, Pitchfork, Mojo, The Washington Post, Les Inrockuptibles, Libération…

He has played live in Europe, in Canada and USA (New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge and Knitting Factory, Seattle’s Decibel festival, Chicago’s The Wire festival), in Russia (Moscow) and in Asia (Japan, Taiwan, Singapore).

He has composed a seven year piece titlted You Will Leave No Mark on the Winter Snow, almost full of silences, which was streamed on the internet between June 1st 2012 and May 31st 2019.

He has made soundtracks for long feature films and dance shows.

Sylvain Chauveau is also part of the ensemble 0 (with Stéphane Garin, Joël Merah and many others) and of Arca (with Joan Cambon). He was born in 1971 in Bayonne (France) and lives in Brussels, Belgium.

NEWS

Apr 23rd, 2020

Sylvain Chauveau perform for Frameless

Apr 14th, 2020

Sylvain Chauveau – Life Without Machines CD発売延期のお知らせ

Mar 19th, 2020

Sylvain Chauveau’s new album ‘Life Without Machines’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvvpqr5yCYQ