Sébastien Clément grew up in an eclectic musical environment listening to all kinds of styles: traditional, jazz, popular songs and contemporary music. He discovered “gut-stirring” drums with Ramon Lopez, voice and mouth resonance with Anne Garcenot and, above all, for many years, the zarb and “musical theatre” with François Bedel, Gaston Sylvestre and, occasionally, Jean-Pierre Drouet. He won a lst prize in percussion instruments and a lst prize in chamber music, with the unanimous acclaim of the jury, at the Rueil-Malmaison C.N.R. (Regional Music Conservatoire).
An active member of the teaching team at the Marcoussis Ecole des Arts, teaching percussion instruments, Cuban music, musical training, preparation for school certificate examinations, he has been associated in many multi-disciplinary shows commissioned by the Town Council.
He has shared his enthusiasm for song-writing with Wally Bohr and Stéfano Genovese, notably adapting Argentinean tango classics into French with original arrangements.
He has also explored the repertoire of Renaissance and Medieval music in his work with the Guilhem Ademar Ensemble.
As player, improviser and composer, he participates in many creative projects blending music, theatre, dance and circus:
“Toycine et Cotiney”, Etosha Co.
“Les Horaces et les Curiaces” by B. Brecht directed by N : Strancar at the C.N.S.A.D.P.
“Matchs” including Match by M. Kagel and Volte by S: Guignard, Eclats Co.
“La Caravane Suspendue” by G: Clarté, Cirque Cinéma Itinérant, Les Frères Kazamaroffs Co.
« Bouille et les Taréfoufous », Etosha Co.
« Le Cirque du Tambour, Opus 2 » by R. Auzet at the Sylvia Montfort Theatre
« Envols de Petits Riens » I.Olivier, B. Genty and the Metamorphose Co.
“Education” by B: Charmatz, Rennes “Theatre Directors” festival
“2 francs pour un bonbon c’est pas assez pour un gâteau » by X. Valerstein with the X Co.
“Voyage au centre de la Terre” by Jules Verne, narrated by J-C Dreyfus and M. Aumont: music: A. Serre-Milan,
adaptation and direction : O. Cohen, production : Naîve
Sylvain Lemêtre studied at the Rueil-Malmaison C.N.R. (Regional Music Conservatoire) with Gaston Sylvestre and François Bedel, where he won a lst prize in percussion instruments and chamber music. He has also learnt traditional Afro-Cuban drumming and also won a lst prize at the Argenteuil ENM (National Music School) where he studied with Christian Nicolas. He discovered the zarb which he studied with François Bedel. He also studied the piano with Claudia Stephan at the Cénart.
He has collaborated in the musical projects of the following composers: R.Depraz, N. Frize, R.Auzet, M.H. Fournier, G.Pape, A. Serre-Milan, G.Siracusa, Y.Maresz, J. Combier.
He has twice participated in the Music Academy of the Aix-en-Provence “Festival International d’Art Lyrique”
He occasionally plays with the following companies and ensembles:
Itinéraire, Ars Nova, Calliope, Opéra-Eclaté, Futurs-Musique, Sic, Deviation, Théâtre Incarnat, Les Cyranoïaques, le Sacre du Tympan.
He has taught at the Juvisy Conservatoire then at the Marcoussis School of Arts and created the ambulant group : « T’as la marque de la lanière ».
He has participated in the following shows and ensembles:
« La soustraction des fleurs » trio by Jean-François Vrod, Cairn Ensemble conducted by Jérôme Combier
« XY où ma main est maboule » directed by Brice Coupey, CRWTH Group, conducted by François Sarhan
Text’Up Ensemble; conducted by François Cotinaud
“Le Sacre du Tympan” by Fred Pallem
« Vies Silencieuses » Jérôme Combier of the Cairn Ensemble
« La soustraction des fleurs » by Jean-François Vrod,
collection: Signature Radio France
« Rimbaud & son double » by the Text’Up Ensemble, Label musivi,
production : Jazz Bank
« Le Sacre du Tympan (le retour) » » by F. Pallem, distribution : label bleu, production : Deluxe
« François Cotinaud fait son Raymond Queneau » by the Text’Up Ensemble, Label musivi, production : Mélodie
« Voyage au centre de la Terre » by Jules Verne, narrated by J-C. Dreyfus and M.Aumont, music : A-S. Milan, adaptation and direction : O.Cohen,
production : Naïve
« Frankenstein » adaptation: O.Cohen, music: M-H. Fournier, distribution; Frémeaux and Associates
«Quatre Soirs » with theX. Ferran Kétud Quartet, production ; « Les Deux Ruisseaux,
« Ecoute Ailleurs » by J-J Lemêtre, production : Sinuances,
distribution : Média7