Sylvain Chauveau has made solo records on labels such as FatCat, Sub Rosa, Type, Les Disques du Soleil et de l'Acier, Brocoli, Flau, Nature Bliss, Creative Sources: minimal, quiet compositions for acoustic instruments, electronics, and voice. He performs worldwide and creates sound installations for exhibitions. He has composed a 7 year long piece entitled You Will Leave No Mark On The Winter Snow, full of silence and featuring only 17 moments of hearable sounds, that played online from 1.06.2012 to 31.05.2019. He runs the label Onement, where the concept is to release one-copy LPs, and co-runs (with Florent Garnier) I Will Play This Song Once Again Records where the artists have to re-record their songs for each buyer. He also makes soundtracks for feature films and dance shows.
Sylvain Chauveau is a member of ensemble 0 (co-directed with Stéphane Garin), and of Arca (with Joan Cambon).
Photo: Jérémie Kerling
"Toe-dipping in the paradigms of rock & pop music while being further removed from genre norms"
"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