YANN TIERSEN’S ANNOUNCES KERBER – THE FILM
LIVENow is delighted to present Yann Tiersen: Kerber – The Film, a unique cinematic expression and celebration of his soon-to-be-released album, Kerber.
Set in his studio and landmarks across the island of Ushant, this film thoughtfully fuses music and landscape together, creating a world where the tangible and ethereal are one. Passes for Yann Tiersen: Kerber – The Film, are on sale now via LIVENow, for broadcast on Thursday, August 26 at 3PM ET.
This summer, Yann Tiersen releases Kerber, a new chapter in the artist’s work, one that begins with his most overtly electronic material to date. To celebrate its release, he has partnered with LIVENow to produce a film that captures Tiersen performing each song from the album, set against the stunning backdrop of Ushant.
Yann Tiersen: Kerber, The Film is produced by Up The Game and directed by Kit Monteith. This film is not only an ode to Ushant, but also to the creative process Tiersen has used to produce Kerber. Tiersen spent much of 2020 producing the album, first writing the piano, and then meticulously transforming and processing the electronic sounds to create immersive soundscapes. Like the album, Kerber, the film has been crafted by merging traditional and modern formats.
Director, Kit Monteith, says “We wanted to document an entirely new sound that Tiersen is developing, using analog electronic systems, redefining piano compositions through experimental sampling and synthesis. We hoped to encapsulate the spirit of this within the context of a dynamic performance film. Featuring new and familiar material I used the 35mm camera as my own analog system to explore and abstract the natural spaces of the island. The blend of these digital and real film elements mirror the mixed organic and electronic approach taken in the musical compositions. The film embraces their differences whilst seeking to find new and strange harmony between them.”
Passes are available now via yanntiersen.live-now.com.
Yann Tiersen also shared a new visualizer by Sam Wiehl for his recent single, “Poull Bojer” – watch here.
Pre-order Kerber here: https://mute.ffm.to/kerber