Open Symmetry (Tristan Perich)_ensemble 0 x Eklekto

Our ensemble 0 and Swiss group Eklekto have commissioned a new original composition to composer Tristan Perich: Open Symmetry is a 47 minute piece for three vibraphones and 20 speakers with 1-bit electronics.

3 musicians on stage:

Alexandre Babel, Julien Garin, Stéphane Garin (vibraphones)

Duration: 47'


Poetry (Lee Changdong)_ensemble 0

Poetry is a 2010 long feature film by acclaimed Korean director Lee Changdong (best screenplay at the Cannes film festival). The movie is not silent but has no musical soundtrack: ensemble 0's Sylvain Chauveau has composed music to be played live with the film.

4 musicians on stage:

Jean-François Brohée (harmonium, e-bows on guitar, percussion), Sylvain Chauveau (melodica, guitar, percussion), Valérie Leclercq (voice, flute, glockenspiel), Myriam Pruvot (modular synth, voice, percussion)

Duration: 139'


Elpmas (Moondog)_ensemble 0

Elpmas is a 1991 album made by Moondog mostly on computer. In 2018, ensemble 0 has recorded a new version of the album entirely with real instruments. We are also the first ensemble ever to perform it live on stage, as we already did in France, Switzerland and Colombia.

6 musicians on stage:

Amélie Grould (marimba, xylophone), Julien Garin (bombo, marimba, glockenspiel), Stéphane Garin (marimba, xylophone, bombo, toy piano, field recording), Vincent Malassis (electronics), Joël Merah (zither, banjo, orchestration), Julien Pontvianne (saxophones, clarinet)


Femenine (Julius Eastman) / Tower of Meaning (Arthur Russell)_ensemble 0 x Aum Grand Ensemble

The ensemble 0 joins forces with Aum Grand Ensemble to perform Julius Eastman's Femenine (1974) and Arthur Russell's Tower of Meaning (1983).

12 musicians on stage


Umarete Wa Mita Keredo (Yasujiro Ozu)_ensemble 0

Umarete Wa Mita Keredo (English title: I Was Born But... / titre français : Gosses de Tokyo) is a silent movie (1932) by cult japanese director Yasujiro Ozu. ensemble 0's Sylvain Chauveau has composed a full score to be played over the film by 4 musicians:

Sylvain Chauveau (acoustic guitar), Júlia Gállego (flutes), Stéphane Garin (vibraphone, glockenspiel, clave, chime), Joël Merah (acoustic guitar)

We also perform a large ensemble version of the score, with new arrangements by ensemble 0's Joël Merah, by 13 musicians.

Duration: 90'


ensemble 0_acoustic trio

Soñando is a suite of acoustic pieces composed and performed by ensemble 0's Stéphane Garin (metal percussion, glockenspiel), Joël Merah (acoustic guitar) & Sylvain Chauveau (acoustic guitar, glockenspiel). This trio has toured this program in France, Japan, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Taiwan. The Soñando album has been released by japanese label Flau, then quickly out of print and re-issued on White Wabbit (CD) and Matamore (LP).

3 musicians on stage

Duration: 45'


ensemble 0_Brussels section

The Brussels-based members of the ensemble 0 have created a belgian section of the band and has released in 2018 an album on japanese label Flau: instrumental, acoustic compositions using repetition and variations.

3 musicians on stage:

Jean-François Brohée (ebows on guitar), Sylvain Chauveau (glockenspiel, hapi drum, guitar, melodica) & Florent Garnier (glockenspiel, harmonium, chimes)

Duration: 45'