Roaring Silence: Sylvain Chauveau/Joseph Hirabayashi

@ 8:00pm

Advance Tickets: $15 General / $10 Students & WF Members
Door Tickets: $18 General / $12 Students & WF Members 

Sylvain Chauveau

Chauveau is a soloist and a member of the avant-rock band Arca and the collective O. His music is minimal and includes quiet compositions for piano, strings, wind instruments, electronics, vocals, with silence as an important musical element.

Sylvain Chauveau has done several albums on Type records, Les Disques du Soleil et de l’Acier, Creative Sources and FatCat: minimal, melodic compositions for piano, strings, winds and discreet electronic sounds, with silence as a musical element in itself.

He has played live in Italy, USA, Canada, Salvador, Japan, England, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Czech Republic, Slovenia and France.
He opened a few times for Sigur Ros (2002, 2003), played with Christian Fennesz (Musique Action festival 2004) and did remixes for some bands.

He composes soundtracks for Sébastien Betbeder’s movies, especially for the full-length film “Nuage” (screened at the Locarno film festival 2007, released in september 2007). Film director Thomas de Thier asked him to compose the original soundtrack to his movie “Feathers in my head” (2004). He also did scores for choregraphers (Pierre Rigal / Aurélien Bory, Serge Ricci) and for performances with writers (Mark Z. Danielewski, Félicia Atkinson, Joris Lacoste) in France and abroad.

Sylvain Chauveau plays with the band Arca (with Joan Cambon), 0 (say “zero”, with Stéphane Garin, Joël Merah and Maitane Sebastian) and On (with Steven Hess). He was born in 1971 and lives now in Brussels.


Joseph Hirabayashi

Joseph Hirabayashi is a vocalist, pianist, guitarist and composer with musical interests including rock, jazz, new music, classical, no wave and electronic music as well as the overlapping ties between each genre.  He has composed, performed, and produced music with two bands, the SSRIs and Aunts and Uncles.  In 2010, Joseph and The SSRIs were featured on the cover of the Georgia Straight in advance of their debut release Effeminate Godzilla-Sized Wind Chimes.  In August 2011, Joseph and Aunts and Uncles released a debut EP and toured Western Canada in support of the EP.  Both bands have toured extensively both nationally and internationally.

Joseph has also composed music for a Yayoi Theatre Movement piece entitled Identity: Ancestral Memory in 2011.  In 2012, he composed a 55 minute solo piano piece for Kokoro Dance Artistic Director Barbara Bourget’s solo entitled A Simple Way.

Joseph has been studying piano since the age of five and received his Degree in Jazz and Contemporary Piano from the Vancouver Community College School of Music.  He is also a music teacher and has worked around the lower mainland instructing students privately.

To hear some of Joseph’s projects, visit and