New Yann Tiersen Video + Tour

Yann Tiersen

Amélie composer Yann Tiersen’s latest album, ∞ (Infinity), is out and now you can watch the video for the track “A Midsummer Evening” here.

Directed by Marcus Herring, whose previous videos have included Sebastien Tellier and Kavinsky, the video stars Andy Dick as an average everyday guy dealing with the end of the world, “I wanted to explore the humor in this situation… even though it’s the the last day on Earth, it’s just another mundane bad day for this character.”

“A Midsummer Evening,” which was recently remixed by Mogwai – is taken from the new album, ∞ (Infinity), which premiered last week during a sold out show at London’s ICA as well as a unique performance streamed live from Ushant Island, Brittany (France) – available to watch here. ∞ (Infinity) was conceived in Iceland, where work began on the album, and in Ushant Island, Brittany (France). The album was produced by Yann Tiersen and mixed by Gareth Jones with Yann Tiersen and Daniel Miller. Layering of textures formed thematic threads that bind the album: the stones, the minerals, their infinite nature. Language too is integral to this album. ‘Ar Maen Bihan’, a story written by Emilie Quinquis in the Breton language, was translated by amiina to Icelandic (‘Steinn’). Elsewhere on the album Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap) and Ólavur Jákupsson (a member of Tiersen’s live band) both contributed tracks on the same theme – stones – Moffat’s in English and Jákupsson’s in Faroese.

Hailing from Brittany, Yann Tiersen is one of the most revered artists of his generation with a reputation first established by his studio albums (which included 1997 Cascade Street 1998’s The Lighthouse and to 2005’s Les Retrouvailles). The early albums were combined and used for the Amélie soundtrack (2001), earning him global recognition. Recent albums on Mute, Dust Lane (2010) and Skyline (2011) have seen his prominence build, along with projects such as the recent live score to the Fantômas series which he curated at the Théâtre de Châtelet with guests Tim Hecker, James Blackshaw, Loney Dear and Amiina.

Find out more about Yann and his current tour on France Rocks


May 28 @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
May 29 @ Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
May 30 @ Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
May 31 @  Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

June 01 @ The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
June 06 @ The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
June 07 @ The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
June 08 @ Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
June 10 @ Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
June 11 @ Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
June 13 @ Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
June 15 @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
June 17 @ Regency Ballroom – San Francisco
June 18 @ Rio Theatre – Santa Cruz, CA
June 20 @ The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA