With „Comptine d’un autre été: L’après-midi“ Yann Tiersen composed what is probably the most famous piano solo of the current millennium. Piano, accordion, mandolin, melodica, vibraphone or various rhythm instruments, sometimes with his voice, he can represent everything himself.
Now it’s time again. Tiersen is giving world-wide concerts offering a solo part at the piano and then in a trio with changing the instruments. The tickets have become extremely rare and sold-out for Yann Tiersen’s Berlin show which was 6th of March at Admiralspalast.
The new album „All“ released on 15th February 2019. „All“, the French artist’s ninth album, is simply the display of Tiersen’s love of the environs of Eusa, the island where he lives and records which includes additional recordings from redwood forests of California as well as field recordings from Tempelhof airport in Berlin. His connection to nature is the central theme of the album, and the lyrics are sung in other languages than English all expressed within a warm and melodic serenity.
His show started with 15 minutes delay and very softly. After few songs, Tiersen switched on an old film projector, animal voices surrounded Admiralspalast and Tiersen sat down continued performing with his grand piano. The sound of birds coming from the tape, nature cinematics, all elegiac instrumentals that combine Tiersen’s piano and violin- choral passages from the guest vocalists and the ambient sounds provided absolute artistic masterpiece and dynamics. The songs from the new album such as “Tempelhof” “Aon” and “Prad”— filled in dreamlike and inspiration designs, all exquisite examples of delicacy. Additional to piano and sometimes distorted violin sounds, Yann Tiersen played many instruments- little jingles, the melodica,… emphasizing the sharp contrast of the new album. His set-list also included of his famous soundtracks like from Amelie which were delighted to listen. It was a beautiful evening without any discussion at all.