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Yann Tiersen Secret Concert
May 5, 2014 2:18 PM   Subscribe

57-minutes of a live-stream concert from French composer/musician Yann Tiersen playing from a secret location today.

A 57-minute live-stream concert from French composer/musician Yann Tiersen playing from a secret location. After a little bit of digging, the location is found to be a tiny island in the English Channel, Ushant. You probably know Tiersen for his lovely, poignant music for the French film Amelie, but his most recent stuff consists of more experimental/post-rock sounds. Scroll down for tour dates.

(Yes, there are a couple nods to his Amelie music that you will easily recognize. And one of my personal favorites.) Enjoy!
posted by foxhat10 (15 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh, also at about 29:00, video shows an idea of just how horribly overcrowded and crazy the place was...jeez!
posted by foxhat10 at 2:26 PM on May 5


If you love the Amelie soundtrack, you might like Yann Tiersen's Tabarly soundtrack. If you imagine the Amelie soundtrack and then swap all the Paris-ness for yachts and beautiful seascapes, then thats the Tabarly soundtrack. For example - Au dessous du volcan, Yellow. The film is great too - a biopic of the famous french yachtsman, but its pretty hard to get a copy outside of France.
posted by memebake at 2:31 PM on May 5 [1 favorite]


Yann is great! Thanks!
posted by ericthegardener at 2:41 PM on May 5 [1 favorite]


My favorite Yann Tiersen piece is actually Kala with Elizabeth Fraser.
posted by mykescipark at 2:51 PM on May 5 [3 favorites]


Yann Tiersen is fantastic! Thanks for this - absolutely need a ticket now.
posted by rockyrelay at 3:02 PM on May 5 [1 favorite]


Wow. These are great links, thanks.

The best find, personally: If you see the whole concert from 2001 from Foxhat's last link, you'll find Tiersen playing, amongst his other hits, a cover of one of - for my money - the most beautiful songs ever written: Serge Gainsbourg's "La Noyée" (Here's the original.)

Ironically, this struck me as a real find because performances of Gainsbourg's "La Noyée" are hard enough to search out online - after all, YouTube and every other site is flooded with copies of Tiersen's own "Noyée," from Amélie.
posted by bicyclefish at 3:22 PM on May 5 [1 favorite]


Melodica and toy piano!
posted by vespabelle at 3:26 PM on May 5 [1 favorite]


I saw Yann live a couple of years ago in N. Carolina. They played in this small club, about 200 people. Was incredible. Went outside afterwards, the band was just sitting out front of this club that was in a strip mall, smoking, hanging out. My friend and I, walking out of the place just stopped and asked if we could have some pictures, hung around for a few minutes, chatting with them, trying to appear calm and collected, but inside screaming OHMYGOD, I AM TALKING WITH YANN FUCKING TIERSEN!!!!! They were all very cool and nice.
posted by foxhat10 at 3:42 PM on May 5 [1 favorite]


swap all the Paris-ness for yachts and beautiful seascapes

Jamais! J'adore Paris!

Et...j'adore M. Tiersen. Merci beaucoup!
posted by malocchio at 3:47 PM on May 5 [1 favorite]


I saw Yann live a couple of years ago in N. Carolina. They played in this small club

Wait, is "Yann Tiersen" a band, like "Jethro Tull"?
posted by thelonius at 4:37 PM on May 5


While dating, my wife and I fell in love with the Amelie soundtrack. We ended up using this track in our wedding ceremony (instead of the traditional Wedding March).
posted by zooropa at 4:43 PM on May 5 [2 favorites]


memebake, I do have a few from Tabarly on iPod and I agree, it does have the same feel as Amelie. Love it.

I'm sure that was an awesome walk down the aisle, zooropa! That piece is one of my favorites from Amelie.

I've been wondering for a while now if Tiersen has actively been trying to distance from the Amelie hoopla. I do like a lot of his new stuff, but I have to say that I melt when I hear his older, more delicate stuff.
posted by foxhat10 at 5:56 PM on May 5 [1 favorite]


Yann Tiersen & Shannon Wright is also a fantastic album.
posted by Harpocrates at 6:24 PM on May 5


Pretty cool. The staging is evocative of the Floyd at Pompeii, and I'm amazed at how they filter the wind from the mics!

Melodica and toy piano!

If you are a fan of toy piano stylings, also check out Pascal Comelade.
posted by ovvl at 7:14 PM on May 5 [1 favorite]


I'm a fan of Tiersen's work with the fabulous neo-tango Gotan Project.
posted by slappy_pinchbottom at 8:36 PM on May 5 [1 favorite]


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