Sylvain Chauveau

Sylvain chauveau

Sylvain Chauveau has made solo records on labels such as FatCat, Type, Les Disques du Soleil et de l'Acier, and Brocoli: very minimal compositions for acoustic instruments, electronics and vocals. His music has been played in John Peel’s show on the BBC and reviewed in The Wire, Pitchfork, Mojo, Les Inrockuptibles, Libération, The Washington Post and many others.

One of his tracks was published on the compilation XVI Reflections on Classical Music (Decca/Universal) alongside pieces by Philip Glass, Gavin Bryars and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

He has played live around the world (Europe, America, Asia), performed in museums and art galleries, and was artist in residence at the Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto 2011), Fundacao Serralves (Porto 2011), and Lieu Unique (Nantes 2004 and 2014).

He runs the label Onement, whose aim is to release one-copy vinyl records and co-runs I Will Play This Song Once Again Records where musicians have to re-record their songs for each buyer.

He has composed a piece titled You Will Leave No Mark on the Winter Snow whose duration is seven years, with extremely long silences inside. One can listen to the streaming here:

He makes soundtracks for long feature films and dance shows.

Sylvain Chauveau also plays with 0 (with Joël Merah and Stéphane Garin), Arca (with Joan Cambon) and On (with Steven Hess).

He was born in 1971 in Bayonne (France) and lives in Brussels, Belgium.

photo © Jeremie Kerling