MODULAR SYNTHESIS, SOLO PIANO, REMIXES
BOX SET WITH NEWLY RECORDED SOLO PIANO VERSION OF HIS 2021 ALBUM, KERBER – OUT 15 SEP ON MUTE
LISTEN TO A NEW TRACK, ‘NIVLENN’
Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS, currently sailing around the coast of Scotland on a unique summer tour that has so far seen the two Breton artists travel from their home in Ushant to Ireland and up to the Faroe Islands, for a tour of Celtic lands performing in pubs, churches, record shops and community centres along the way. On their sailboat Ninnog – named after a medieval mother superior, who travelled from Wales to Brittany becoming a protector of women and a champion of sustainability and forestry – they will continue their journey with dates that includes an ecovillage in Scotland, and a Welsh festival. Read the tour manifesto to find out more about their aims, and watch a short film about the tour here.
The tour is intended as a direct political statement on the ecological impact of large scale touring, inviting us to examine established methods of touring and performance. With several shows already booked over the summer, the artists have invited communities to suggest places for them to perform along the route – churches, communes, pubs, squats, beaches and gardens – with the aim of offering an alternative way to experience performance, for both the audience and the artists.
NINNOG TOUR DATES
2 Aug – Findhorn, Universal Hall, Findhorn Foundation (Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS)
8 August – Edinburgh, Liquid Room (Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS)
22 August – Liverpool, 24 Kitchen St (Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS)
25 August – Wales, Ara Deg festival (Yann Tiersen)
26 August – Wales, Ara Deg festival (QUINQUIS)
With more to be added! Keep updated here
YANN TIERSEN will release Kerber Complete, a box set that collates four very different versions of his 2021 album, Kerber – out 15 September 2023 on CD and digitally via Mute.
Listen to a brand new track, ‘Nivlenn’, here:
Kerber Complete will collate 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.
Kerber Complete pre-order: https://mute.ffm.to/yt_kerbercomplete
Ker a Loch (Four Ways): https://mute.ffm.to/yt_kalfw
Ninnog summer tour details: https://www.ninnog.com
Ninnog summer tour: https://youtu.be/Aep1u8FkSHE
Live in Passengers – ARTE Concert: https://youtu.be/3VwrcdDykdE