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Pianisme (vinyl LP)

Sylvain Chauveau - Pianisme (vinyl LP)
Piano always had a central role in the discography of French composer Sylvain Chauveau. This selection of unreleased and out-of-print short pieces—mostly soundtracks—showcases what might be Chauveau's musical signature: quietness, slow pace, long resonances, a close as possible to silence. Music to be played at night. Featuring Pierre-Yves Macé, Olivier Lageyre, and Rasim Biyikli.
Pianisme is a collection of unreleased and out-of-print piano works composed and recorded since 2004. Most of them are part of soundtracks for feature films by French director Sébastien Betbeder (from 2007's Nuage and the very rare short film Nu devant un fantôme—whose music was completely unpublished until now). Also released for the first time: In the twilight of Paris (written the day after Luc Ferrari's death, as a quiet homage to a composer whose works have often been part of the Sub Rosa catalogue) and Soñando, straight repetition and variations on a minimal pattern, created for choreographer Christian Rizzo's 2010 show L'Oubli, toucher du bois.
Sylvain Chauveau (born 1971) has released more than ten records albums of delicate music, very minimal compositions for acoustic instruments, electronics and vocals, on labels such as FatCat, Type, Les Disques du Soleil et de l'Acier, Brocoli, and Sub Rosa. He has played live, and performed in many museums and art galleries, in Europe, Asia and North America, had tea with Éliane Radigue, created a seven-year long ultra-minimal composition, shaken hands with Ryuichi Sakamoto, conducted a label releasing one-off records only, and is featured on the compilation XVI Reflections on Classical Music (Point Music) alongside Philip Glass, Alvo Noto, and Gavin Bryars.
published in February 2019
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