Yann Tiersen has announced details of a Rough Trade East in-store show on Thursday 29 September 2016.
Pre-order the Yann Tiersen ‘EUSA’ CD or LP album/wristband bundle on Rough Trade now, to guarantee entry to the in-store.
Pre-order here: http://www.roughtrade.com/albums/106693
EUSA, recorded at Abbey Road, is Tiersen’s first ever album of solo piano music, and follows 2014’s album release, ∞ (Infinity).
Location is important to everything Yann Tiersen does, and here, Tiersen has taken his connection with the land one step further. The collection of 10 solo piano pieces form a musical map of Tiersen’s home island Ushant (‘Eusa’ in the local Breton language) which is positioned in the Celtic sea between Brittany and Cornwall.
Each track was conceived in and named after a location on the island. Initially tracks were only available as sheet music, with each piano piece accompanied by a photograph of the location and a field recording. For his album he took things a step further – firstly Tiersen manipulated his original field recordings to create a subtle drone of the natural noises on the island, then took everything to Studio 1 at Abbey Road and recorded the solo piano.
EUSA will be released on CD, double vinyl and download on 30 September 2016.
Pre-order is available now from:
Watch a trailer for the album, showing a crane delivering the piano to 48°26’ 19”N 5°6’ 40”W (aka Porz Goret) on the island: https://youtu.be/giCJRXIEGGA
Listen to Porz Goret, taken from EUSA: https://youtu.be/KwwwWz6Ef3I
Listen to Kereon, taken from EUSA, here: http://po.st/YannTiersenKereon
Watch a short film of the Abbey Road recording of Roc’h Ar Vugale here: http://po.st/YannTiersenRoch
YANN TIERSEN 2016 TOUR
8 Oct – PT, Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon – http://po.st/YannTiersenLisbon
9 Oct – FR, La Cite des Congres, Nantes – http://po.st/YannTiersenNantes
10 Oct – FR, Philharmonie de Paris, Paris – SOLD OUT
11 Oct – DE, Gewandhaus, Leipzig – http://po.st/YannTiersenLeipzig
12 Oct – DK, Dr Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen, Copenhagen – http://po.st/YannTiersenCopenhagen
13 Oct – DE, Laeiszhalle, Hamburg – http://po.st/YannTiersenHamburg
14 Oct – SE, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Uppsala – http://po.st/YannTiersenUppsala
15 Oct – NL, Koninklijk Theater Carre, Amsterdam – SOLD OUT
15 Oct – NL, Koninklijk Theater Carre (Late Show), Amsterdamhttp://po.st/YannTiersenAmsterdam
17 Oct – IT, Auditorium Conciliazione, Rome – http://po.st/YannTiersenRome
18 Oct – CH, Tonhalle, Zürich – http://po.st/YannTiersenZurich
19 Oct – HU, Budapest, Müpa – SOLD OUT
20 Oct – AT, Konzerthaus, Vienna – http://po.st/YannTiersenVienna
1 Nov – RU, Moscow, Crocus City Hall – http://po.st/YannTiersenMoscow
2 Nov – RU, St. Petersburg, Grand Hall of the Philharmoniahttp://po.st/YannTiersenStPetersburg