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Yann Tiersen announces solo piano album

By | Published on Friday 29 April 2016

Yann Tiersen

Yann Tiersen has announced that he will release a new album, ‘Eusa’, in September. Recorded at Abbey Road, the record is a collection of ten solo piano pieces, each related to a specific location on the island of Ushant off the coast of Brittany, where Tiersen lives.

“Ushant is more than just a home – it’s a part of me”, says Tiersen. “The idea was to make a map of the island and, by extension, a map of who I am. To begin with I chose ten locations on the island and made a series of field recordings at each of them. The pieces of piano music I then went on to write are named after these locations, and the sheet music for each piece is accompanied by a GPS coordinate and a photograph of the site taken by Emilie Quinquis”.

Find out more about the album here, and watch a trailer here: