NINNOG SAIL BOAT TOUR – FINAL DATES THIS WEEKEND IN BRITTANY
KERBER COMPLETE – OUT NOW
MODULAR SYNTHESIS, SOLO PIANO, REMIXES
BOX SET INC NEWLY RECORDED SOLO PIANO VERSION OF KERBER
Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS’s unique summer tour comes to a close this weekend with two performances in Brittany, completing a journey on their sailboat Ninnog that has seen the two Breton artists travel from their home in Ushant to Ireland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland, Liverpool and Wales performing in pubs, churches, record shops, an ecovillage, an ex-consulate and community centres along the way. Read more about the tour in The Guardian, and watch a short film about the tour here.
NINNOG TOUR DATES
15 Sep – Brest (FR), Salle du Clous – Yann Tiersen and QUINQUIS
16 Sep – Brest (FR), Dialogues Musiques Piano Instore – Yann Tiersen
The completion of the tour coincides with the release of YANN TIERSEN’s Kerber Complete, a box set that collates four very different versions of his 2021 album, Kerber – out now on CD and digitally via Mute.
Kerber Complete collates Kerber, Yann Tiersen’s 2021 album built on modular synthesis and sampling; 11 5 18 2 5 18, the modular recomposition of Kerber; a brand new solo piano recording of Kerber and an album of remixes and reworkings from the likes of Terence Fixmer, Beatrice Dillon and Laurel Halo, as well as remixes by Tiersen of NEU!, Keeley Forsyth, Michael Price and Simon Fisher Turner & Edmund de Waal.
While 2021’s Kerber saw Tiersen incorporating modular synthesis and sampling into the recording process, his follow up album, 11 5 18 2 5 18, was born from further experimentation in the studio as the artist prepared for a performance at Berlin’s modular and synthesiser festival, Superbooth. Using samples as his source, Tiersen resampled, reprogrammed and recomposed existing audio to create entirely new tracks unrecognisable and decontextualised from their original versions. Kerber Complete brings the story a full circle as he compliments the two albums with remixes from across Kerber and an album of newly recorded piano versions of the tracks – piano being the original source of the samples for Kerber.
Buy / listen to Kerber Complete: https://mute.ffm.to/yt_kerbercomplete
Watch an hour-long performance of Kerber, filmed in Ushant:
Watch Tiersen perform tracks from 11 5 18 2 5 18 for Live in Passengers – ARTE Concert: https://youtu.be/3VwrcdDykdE