Bio

Sylvain Chauveau has done several albums on Type records, Les Disques du Soleil et de l'Acier, Creative Sources and FatCat: minimal compositions for acoustic instruments, electronics and vocals. He has played live worldwide and has composed music for films and dance shows. He is also a member of the band 0.(Ensemble 0 on lastfm because 0 can't exist) He was born in 1971 in France and currently lives in Brussels. www.sylvainchauveau.bandcamp.com.

Reviews

Sylvain Chauveau & Stephan Mathieu - Palimpsest (from quietus)

Although he insists that his lyrics articulate the points of view of characters rather than those of his own, Bill Callahan's work always seems designed to present gritty universal truths about relationships that penetrate the romantic veneer... Read More »

Sylvain Chauveau - S. (from Dusted Magazine)

Tracing Sylvain Chauveau's musical output thus far produces a contour familiar to most readers of this site; familiar because it is likely collapsible with their own listening history. A compressed form of the story begins with a passionate engagement with rock, proceeds with the listener opening up to music using rock instruments for non-rock purposes, and finally works backward from contemporary to modern classical. Messiaen, Xenakis, et al... Read More »

Sylvain Chauveau - Un Autre Decembre (from No Ripcord)

If you have a handlebar moustache and drink Jack Daniels, or think Peaches is a genius, or are wearing neon ankle warmers, you can look away now. The difficult to spell Frenchman Sylvain Chauveau's Un Autre Décembre is as far from the zeitgeist of contemporary music and fashion as an amateur French pianist could get... Read More »

sylvain chauveau - s. (from Mimaroglu)

sylvain chauveau : s. the latest mini-album from french composer sylvain chauveau sees a radical change in direction in which the luscious strings of his earlier releases are replaced with prepared guitar and crisp sculpted electronics. since his 2000 debut 'le livre noir du capitalisme' (which is soon to be re-issued on type!) sylvain chauveau has been a pioneering figure in the world of modern classical/electronic music... Read More »

sylvain chauveau - just before dawn (from Mimaroglu)

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sylvain chauveau - pop ambient 2009 (from Mimaroglu)

02-11-09 pop ambient 2009 // various artists // kompakt // the bliss is back (finally). for those that know will have to forgive our delay in bringing this new edition of our beloved pop ambient series to the world however we couldn't be prouder of the contributions we have to offer this year... Read More »

sylvain chauveau - nuage (from Mimaroglu)

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Sylvain Chauveau - Un Autre Decembre (from bbc)

Short pieces of acoustic piano, tracks and traces of other sounds left as marks of dust and scratches upon the instrument's case, like a persistent emotional residue. Reflective, peaceful, each note contemplated with care; each chord tied just so. Fragments of melody articulated as musical thoughts. Composition on a small scale as though viewing a map so close that the very fibre of the paper intrudes upon the lines of the hills your eye traces... Read More »

Sylvain Chauveau - S. (from Tiny Mix Tapes)

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Sylvain Chauveau - Un Autre Decembre (from Stylus Magazine)

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News

Les Siestes Electroniques returns to Paris and Toulouse

will have a slightly different format, with four shows split across various dates in July. The location for the July performances will be the Musée du quai Branly, a museum situated in the gardens of the Eiffel Tower. Kangding Ray will play on Sunday 7th, Sinner DC on the 14th and <span>Sylvain Chauveau</span> and DJ Arc de Triomphe on the 21st and 28th respectively. Entry to all these events will be free. For a taste of what to expect from the festival, check out the teaser video below. LES SIESTES ELECTRONIQUES teaser by lessiesteselectroniques Jun 27 Les Siestes Elect.., Jardin Compans-Caffarelli, South West Jul Read More »

Demdike Stare billed for Adventures in Modern Music Festival

night's show, which will also feature Nashville's prolific lo-fi rocker R. Stevie Moore. Demdike Stare and Andy Stott, both from Manchester's Modern Love imprint, will play live on Thursday the 4th. Out-of-town acts scheduled for later in the week include Norwegian ambient legend Biosphere, French composer <span>Sylvain Chauveau</span>, and a couple more UK artists, Micachu (performing with her band, The Shapes) and Holy Other. Chicago will be represented by Supreme Cuts and Traxman, among others. Oct 03 Adventures in Modern Music Oct 04 Adventures in Modern Music Oct 05 Adventures in Modern Music Oct 06 Read More »

New Stephan Mathieu & Sylvain Chauveau LP

German sound artist Stephan Mathieu and French electronics man <span>Sylvain Chauveau</span> have collaborated on a new album, Palimpsest (artwork above, by Caro Mikalef), out now digitally and on September 21 on limited edition vinyl via Schwebung, which sets Bill Callahan's lyrics to instrumental soundscapes. Mathieu, who has recently been working with Main frontman Robert Hampson on a new album, recorded the music initially. Then, rather than the planned piano and guitar, Chauveau added lyrics by Callahan to the mix. In that light, it seems likely that the album is titled after the opening track of ... Callahan's classic Smog songs instead of further instrumental voices. "I'm still amazed by how he had heard this potential in the pieces, how he placed Bill's lyrics there, especially since my original material is used for the album as is, without further changes or editing. It is exciting for me to hear my sound in this context, the way how things suddenly start to fall into place. Instead of being classic cover versions, Palimpsest is much more rooted in the tradition of the exquisite corpse." Have a listen to 'Soaking The Pages In Tea' from the new LP below: New Stephan Mathieu & <span>Sylvain Chauveau</span> LP Read More »

Decibel Festival Announces 2012 Lineup Featuring Orbital, The Cannabinoids Featuring Erykah Badu and More

Ray DE Demdike Stare UK Kuedo UK Ripperton CH The Knocks US Biosphere NO k.flay US Octave One US xxxy UK Houses US Shlohmo US Deetron CH Orcas US bvdub US/CN (wrong country codes on original images) Nils Frahm DE Paul Chambers UK Christina Vantzou BE DVS1 US Robert Henke DE Windy and Carl US MANIK US <span>Sylvain Chauveau</span> FR Cut Hands US dalot US Salva US Baauer US Devonwho US Kids & Explosions CA Lusine US Scott Pagano US Dave Aju US lissom US longwalkshortdock CA Loscil CA Dabrye US EmptySet UK Maria Minerva EE The Stepkids US CFCF CA Pezzner US Lulacruza AR / CO Houses US MLZ UK Anenon US port-royal IT Terrence Read More »

Decibel Fest Adds Orbital, Erykah Badu, Shpongle & more

Harris Max Cooper Monolake Nina Kraviz Norman Chung Octave One Oxia Pezzner port-royal Ripperton Robert Henke Roman Flugel Tarik Barri Terrence Parker The Great Mundane The Sight Below Yppah Windy and Carl CFCF Axel Boman Katie Kate B. Bravo The Stepkids Baauer Balam Acab BODYGUARD Devonwho <span>Sylvain Chauveau</span> DJAO Emptyset Starkey Shlohmo Scott Sunn Scott Pagano Gulls Salva Paul Chambers Jimmy Edgar K.Flay Nils Frahm Natasha Kmeto Kangding Ray Matt Tolfrey MartyParty Keisuke Shingu VenuesThe Paramount Theatre : 911 Pine StShowbox SoDo : 1700 1st Avenue SouthShowbox at The Market : 1426 1st AveNeumos Read More »

Akron/Family, School of Seven Bells, Nat Baldwin, Bear In Heaven:

. James Plotkin (of Khanate): "Broken '96" 36. Totem Test: "Pulse Prayer for Japan" 37. Marcus Schmickler (of Pluramon): "2.71828 Up" 38. Tim Hecker: "Hatred of Music (Double Gate Mix)" 39. <span>Sylvain Chauveau</span>: "<span>Colours</span> in Darkness" 40. Bear In Heaven: "The Days We Have" 41. Spires That In The Sunset Rise with Michael Zerang: "Collision Theory" 42. C. Spencer Yeh: "Solo Violin March 13th 2011" 43. Lau Nau: "Oi Kuolema" 44. Oren Ambarchi: "Merely A Portmanteau" 45. Warm Ghost: "Uncut Diamond (Dripping ... Akron/Family, School of Seven Bells, Nat Baldwin, Bear In Heaven: Read More »

Akron/Family, School of Seven Bells, Nat Baldwin, Bear In Heaven:

. James Plotkin (of Khanate): "Broken '96" 36. Totem Test: "Pulse Prayer for Japan" 37. Marcus Schmickler (of Pluramon): "2.71828 Up" 38. Tim Hecker: "Hatred of Music (Double Gate Mix)" 39. <span>Sylvain Chauveau</span>: "<span>Colours</span> in Darkness" 40. Bear In Heaven: "The Days We Have" 41. Spires That In The Sunset Rise with Michael Zerang: "Collision Theory" 42. C. Spencer Yeh: "Solo Violin March 13th 2011" 43. Lau Nau: "Oi Kuolema" 44. Oren Ambarchi: "Merely A Portmanteau" 45. Warm Ghost: "Uncut Diamond (Dripping ... Akron/Family, School of Seven Bells, Nat Baldwin, Bear In Heaven: Read More »

Thrill Jockey Recruits Bradford Cox, Tunde Adebimpe, Fennesz, Tim Hecker for Japan Relief Effort Comp

"To Hasty" 32. Rhys Chatham "Prayer for the People of Fukushima" Part two: 33. Prefuse 73 "The Only Climactic Dissonant Hums" 34. <span>Growing</span> "Untitled" 35. James Plotkin (of Khanate) "Broken '96" 36. Totem Test "Pulse Prayer for Japan" 37. Marcus Schmickler (of Pluramon) "2.71828 Up" 38. Tim Hecker "Hatred of Music (Double Gate Mix)" 39. <span>Sylvain Chauveau</span> "Colours in Darkness" 40. Bear In Heaven "The Days We Have" 41. Spires That In The Sunset Rise with Michael Zerang ... Thrill Jockey Recruits Bradford Cox, Tunde Adebimpe, Fennesz, Tim Hecker for Japan Relief Effort Comp Read More »

PITCHFORK PREMIERES FIRST SINGLE FROM TRADI-MODS VS ROCKERS

unique personalities such as Juana Molina, Jolie Holland and Glenn Kotche (of Wilco), London's mutant pop sensation Micachu & The Shapes, innovative electronic music producers such as Shackleton, Optimo and Bass ... Bones, Lay Low vs Konono N°1 - Kuletronics 8. Burnt Friedman vs Konono N°1 - Rubaczech 9. <span>Oneida</span> vs Konono N°1 - Nombre 1! 10. Optimo vs Konono N°1 - Wumbanzanga 11. Bass Clef vs Kasai Allstars - The Incident At Mbuji-Mayi 12. Eye vs Konono N°1 - Konono Wa Wa Wa 13. <span>Sylvain Chauveau</span> vs Konono N°1 - Makembe ... PITCHFORK PREMIERES FIRST SINGLE FROM TRADI-MODS VS ROCKERS Read More »

PITCHFORK PREMIERES FIRST SINGLE FROM TRADI-MODS VS ROCKERS

unique personalities such as Juana Molina, Jolie Holland and Glenn Kotche (of Wilco), London's mutant pop sensation Micachu & The Shapes, innovative electronic music producers such as Shackleton, Optimo and Bass ... Bones, Lay Low vs Konono N°1 - Kuletronics 8. Burnt Friedman vs Konono N°1 - Rubaczech 9. <span>Oneida</span> vs Konono N°1 - Nombre 1! 10. Optimo vs Konono N°1 - Wumbanzanga 11. Bass Clef vs Kasai Allstars - The Incident At Mbuji-Mayi 12. Eye vs Konono N°1 - Konono Wa Wa Wa 13. <span>Sylvain Chauveau</span> vs Konono N°1 - Makembe ... PITCHFORK PREMIERES FIRST SINGLE FROM TRADI-MODS VS ROCKERS Read More »

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