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Yann Tiersen

21 - 22 August 2016
The Hub

French composer and multi-instrumentalist Yann Tiersen is best known for his quirky score to Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2001 film Amélie. But that only scratches the surface of his enormously rich, magical musical output. Tiersen creates fragile, evocative soundscapes of achingly beautiful melodies, immediately recognisible but impossible to categorise. He’s been compared with classical composers Chopin and Satie, or minimalists Philip Glass and Michael Nyman.

After touring the globe for nearly a decade in planes and buses, Tiersen is now slowly cycling around the world, stopping for performances both in traditional venues and in the wilderness. At the end of 2015 he made an expedition through the northernmost reaches of Norway, where he played at a special festival for the Sami people. His Edinburgh International Festival concerts marks the up coming release of his new album EUSA. 



Although many of these compositions recall Michael Nyman’s glassy, metrical, repetitive minimalism, Tiersen negotiates each one like a romantic Chopin ballad, throwing in rubato and ekeing out the pathos. - ★★★★

The Guardian



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Yann Tiersen | The Guardian

May 9th 2016

Although many of these compositions recall Michael Nyman’s glassy, metrical, repetitive minimalism, Tiersen negotiates each one like a romantic Chopin ballad, throwing in rubato and ekeing out the pathos. ★★★★

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John Lewis
The Guardian

Yann Tiersen | The Herald

August 23rd 2016

There’s an elegant languor to his music and an evocative quality that allows the audience to close their eyes and put their own images to it

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Rob Adams 

The Herald 

Yann Tiersen | The Edinburgh Reporter

August 25th 2016

An immersive night taking his audience on a European journey

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Review by: 

Keira Brown

The Edinburgh Reporter

Image: Gaelle Evellin


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