Yann Tiersen Album News and Planned Book Release | Music News
For most, Yann Tiersen is the renowned music composer and the man who brought life into the quirky french classic Amelie. Although, what many of you may not know is that this BAFTA Nominee is that he is currently working on Album number 9. His musical career is split between studio albums, collaborations and film soundtracks and his music involves a large variety of instruments; focusing around the guitar, synthesizer or violin together with instruments like the melodica, xylophone and accordion.
A talent jack of all trades to say the least. Using his ‘Work in Progress’ section on his website, he has chosen to keep us updated about the composition and recording of the album. According to his most recent post, he states: “I am planning to write and record my new album entirely outdoors, in wild spaces around the world. Next year I will travel the world looking for suitable natural environments, places that are resonant and far away from civilisation, where I can work, letting the wilderness find its into my music”.
Additionally, he has announced that on December 1, he will release a book of sheet music containing ten brand new piano pieces. He said: “Each piece is related to a specific location on an island off the coast of Brittany called Ushant (‘Eusa’ in Breton) where I live. Ushant is more than just a home though — it’s a part of me. The idea was to make a map of the island and, by extension, a map of who I am”.
He Continued: “I decided that the music that makes up Eusa will not be available as an audio recording. However, the sheet music will come with a download code which will give you access to the field recordings I made, allowing you to perform the pieces alongside the sounds. For me it’s important that the music is played along with the field recordings for you to be welcomed to the island. Ushant is a part of me and it is as important to this music as the notes on the page”.
I will leave you with his classic moving number from Amelie:
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