Yann Tiersen Comes to Riga

  • 2015-03-05
  • By Etienne Morisseau

RIGA - Musician Yann Tiersen, best known for composing the soundtrack to the iconic French film “Amelie”, will perform at the Palladium in Riga and present music from his latest album, “∞ (Infinity”) during his 2015 European tour.
The Breton musician and composer exudes a minimalist, post-rock and bal-musette brand of music, putting on a hypnotic show at his performances which put the audience in an almost trance-like state.

Classically trained as a musician at several music academies, Tiersen soon turned his attention towards the rock scene in the Breton city of Rennes. Later he started to write music for the theatre along with short movies, and began his international career in 1998 with the release of his third album “Le Phare”.

After an amazing performance at the Rencontres Trans Musicales music festival, Tiersen met Bertrand Cantat, the lead singer of Noir Desir, with whom he worked with a year later on a penetrating remix of the French band’s song “A Ton etoile” from the album “One Trip/One Noise”. In 2001, he received an award for Original Cinema/Television Soundtrack of the Year at the Les Victoires de la Musique Music Awards for Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s movie “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amelie Poulain” (better-known by its English name of “Amelie”) an award that Tiersen ended up refusing, because he didn’t consider his theme to be an actual film soundtrack.

Since then, Tiersen has released three albums, participated in charity actions for Medecins Sans Frontieres and collaborated with various artists such as the singer Miossec and Red Cardell from the independent Breton rock scene, as well as the Northern Ireland pop-rock band The Divine Comedy.
His melancholic sounds and avant-garde tones, his music will lead you into an enchanting world and soothe you with intense harmonies.

6 March, Riga
Tickets are 39 euros