Yann Tiersen has unveiled the video for ‘Meteorites’, the closing track on the latest album, ∞ (Infinity).
‘Meteorites’ features Aidan Moffat’s mesmerizing tale of a single moment in time, and the video – directed by RobisRob whose credits include Franz Ferdinand, OMD and Depeche Mode – sees the actress Clémence Poésy (known for her work in Harry Potter, The Tunnel and In Bruges) portray Moffat’s lyrics.
In addition, Tiersen has announced a series of new dates in the US and Canada throughout November. 2014’s extensive touring has already seen Yann Tiersen perform throughout Italy, the US, Canada and Mexico in addition to A Midsummer Cycling Tour – a unique cycling and signing tour across Brittany. Tiersen cycled 1000km through glorious Brittany countryside over six days, stopping en route at Independent Record Stores for record signings – watch the footage from A Midsummer Cycling Tour here.
∞ (Infinity) was conceived in Iceland, where work began on the album, and in Ushant Island, Brittany. The album was produced by Yann Tiersen and mixed by Gareth Jones with Yann Tiersen and Daniel Miller. Watch a playback of the album with Yann Tiersen in the Ushant Island Lighthouse Museum here.
Layering of textures formed thematic threads that bind the album: the stones, the minerals, and 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 Lighthouseand to 2005’s Les Retrouvailles). The early albums were combined and used for the Ameliesoundtrack (2001), earning him global recognition. Recent albums on Mute, Dust Lane (2010) andSkyline (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.
YANN TIERSEN TOUR DATES
23 Sept – Vicar St, Dublin, Ireland
24 Sept – Manchester Cathedral, Manchester UK
26 Sept – Royal Festival Hall, London, England
28 Sept – Vega (Musikkens Hus), Copenhagen, Denmark
29 Sept – Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden
1 Oct – Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden
2 Oct – Mejeriet ,Lund, Sweden
4 Oct – Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
5 Oct – Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
6 Oct – Gloria, Cologne, Germany
7 Oct – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Holland
8 Oct – Splendid, Lille, France
12 Oct – Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
14 Oct – Kaufleuten, Zurich, Switzerland
15 Oct – Kaserne / Reithalle, Basel, Switzerland
16 Oct – Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
18 Oct – La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
19 Oct – La Riviera, Lisbon, Portugal
22 Oct – La Rocher De Palmer, Bordeaux, France
23 Oct – L’Astrolabe, Orleans, France
24 Oct – La Carène, Brest, France
25 Oct – Antipode, Rennes, France
26 Oct – Ancienne Belgique , Brussels, Belgium
27 Oct – L’Olympia, Paris, France
7 Nov – The Studio @ Warehouse Live, Houston TX, USA
8 Nov – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX, USA
9 Nov – Granada Theater, Dallas TX, USA
10 Nov – Hi Tone Café, Memphis TX, USA
12 Nov – Altar Bar, Pittsburgh PA, USA
13 Nov – Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore MD, USA
14 Nov – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC, USA
15 Nov – Terminal West, Atlanta GA, USA