New Album from French Post-Classical Composer Sylvain Chauveau

French composer Sylvain Chauveau, known for his prepared minimalist piano pieces, is set to release a new album, more likely of minimal, quiet compositions for piano, strings, electronics and voice. Entitled Kogetsudai, due October 14, the new record is Sylvain Chauveau’s tenth solo record, the second of a trilogy initiated by 2010’s Singular Forms, where the song structure is dismantled and reconstructed on the fringe of silence. Whereas Singular Forms took inspiration from abstract painting, Kogetsudai is influenced by zen rock gardens found in Japan – also the location where the album was conceived and from which the album borrows its title. Layers of minimal electronic sounds and filtered field recordings meet baritone vocals, with ghosts of piano.

Those into very avant-garde style of composition will find high interest Kogetsudai.

To get a better idea of Chauveau’s work, check out his 2009 release Touching Down Lightly

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