YANN TIERSEN & QUINQUIS –NINNOG SUMMER TOUR
SAILING TO CELTIC LANDS AND THE FAROE ISLANDS
NEW DATES ADDED IN SHETLAND & SCOTLAND – INVITE THE ARTISTS TO PLAY IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY, CHURCH, BAR, GARDEN OR CLUB ALONG THE ROUTE!
KERBER COMPLETE –MODULAR SYNTHESIS, SOLO PIANO, REMIXES
BOX SET WITH NEWLY RECORDED SOLO PIANO VERSION OF HIS 2021 ALBUM, KERBER – OUT 15 SEP ON MUTE
Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS have embarked 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. 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 down to Scotland this month with a new series of dates that includes community centres, ecovillages, and a record shop as well as more traditional venues – full details below. 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.
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 newly recorded piano version of ‘Ar Maner Kozh’:
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
15 July – Faroe Islands, G Fest (Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS)
25 July – Shetland, Lerwick, The Bop Shop (QUINQUIS)
26 July – Shetland, Lerwick Acoustic Stage (YANN TIERSEN)
26 July – Shetland, Hymhus Bigton (Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS)
28 July – Shetland, Fair Isle – Community Centre (Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS)
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 (Yann Tiersen)
26 August – Wales, Ara Deg (QUINQUIS)
With more to be added! Keep updated here