Yann Tiersen‘s new album, ∞ (Infinity), is out now and he’s recently released the video for a live performance of “A Midsummer Evening” in Ouessant. Taken from a concert filmed in the Ushant Islands, the program was produced by ARTE Concert, and the video was directed by Bui Lê Quang with sound by Benoit Gilg.
“A Midsummer Evening,” which was recently remixed by Mogwai, is taken from the new album, ∞ (Infinity). The official video for the single, starring Andy Dick.
∞ (Infinity) was conceived in Iceland, where work began on the album, and in Ushant Island, Brittany (France). The album was produced by Yann Tiersen and mixed by Gareth Jones with Yann Tiersen and Daniel Miller.
Layering of textures formed thematic threads that bind the album: the stones, the minerals, their infinite nature. Language too is integral to this album. ‘Ar Maen Bihan’, a story written by Emilie Quinquis in the Breton language, was translated by amiina to Icelandic (‘Steinn’). Elsewhere on the album Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap) and Ólavur Jákupsson (a member of Tiersen’s live band) both contributed tracks on the same theme – stones – Moffat’s in English and Jákupsson’s in Faroese.
Hailing from Brittany, Yann Tiersen is one of the most revered artists of his generation with a reputation first established by his studio albums (which included 1997 Cascade Street 1998’s The Lighthouseandto 2005’s Les Retrouvailles). The early albums were combined and used for the Amelie soundtrack (2001), earning him global recognition. Recent albums on Mute, Dust Lane (2010) and Skyline (2011) have seen his prominence build, along with projects such as the recent live score to the Fantômasseries which he curated at the Théâtre de Châtelet with guests Tim Hecker, James Blackshaw, Loney Dear and Amiina.
Yann Tiersen is touring throughout 2014.
YANN TIERSEN TOUR DATES:
3 June – Club Soda, Montreal, Canada
4 June – The Opera House, Toronto, Canada
6 June – The Crofoot Ballroom, Detroit, MI, USA
7 June – The Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL, USA
8 June – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
10 June – Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO, USA
11 June – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
13 June – Neumo’s, Seattle, WA, USA
14 June – The Rio Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
15 June – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR, USA
17 June – Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, USA
18 June – Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
20 June – The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
26 Sept – Royal Festival Hall, London, England
28 Sept – Vega (Musikkens Hus), Copenhagen, Denmark
29 Sept – Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden
1 Oct – Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden
2 Oct – Mejeriet ,Lund, Sweden
4 Oct – Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
5 Oct – Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
6 Oct – Gloria, Cologne, Germany
7 Oct – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Holland
8 Oct – Splendid, Lille, France
12 Oct – Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
14 Oct – Kaufleuten, Zurich, Switzerland
15 Oct – Kaserne / Reithalle, Basel, Switzerland
16 Oct – Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
17 Oct – Auditorium, Girona, Spain
18 Oct – La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
21 Oct – Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain
22 Oct – Astrolab, Orleans, France
24 Oct – La Carène, Brest, France
25 Oct – Antipode, Rennes, France
26 Oct – Ancienne Belgique , Brussels, Belgium
27 Oct – L’Olympia, Paris, France
7-9 Nov – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin, TX, USA