"The idea that one can lead one's existence with rhythm is a key to happiness" - WORDROM.COM

“The idea that one can lead one’s existence with rhythm is a key to happiness”

Writer, Sylvain Tesson was born in 1972. After studying geography and cycling around the world, he shared between long-distance travel and his passion for literature.


  • The book White was released in October 2022 by Gallimard in the White Collection

With the high mountain guide Daniel du Lac, Sylvain Tesson crosses the Alps on skis, from Menton to Trieste from 2018 to 2021.

Musical programming

John Sibelius: Impromptu in B minor op.5 n°6
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Suite in E minor, ” The birds recall “
Scott Ross, harpsichord

Interview with Olivier Messiaen (archive extract) – 1957 RTF

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata BWV 51“Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen” (Air)
Emma Kirkby,
English baroque soloists
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Robert Schuman: Children’s scenes “1. Foreign people and countries”
Lise de la Salle, piano

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9Final
Lucerne Festival Orchestra 2010
Claudio Abbado, director


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