Yann Tiersen

Born 23 July 1970.
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French composer and multi-instrumentalist Yann Tiersen speaks to Mark and Stuart.

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Yann Tiersen (born 23 June 1970) is a Breton musician. His musical career is split between studio albums, collaborations and film soundtracks. His music involves a large variety of instruments; primarily the guitar, synthesizer or violin together with instruments like the melodica, xylophone, toy piano, harpsichord, accordion and typewriter.

Tiersen is often mistaken for a composer of soundtracks, himself saying "I'm not a composer and I really don't have a classical background", but his real focus is on touring and studio albums which just happen to often be suitable for film. His most famous soundtrack for the film Amélie was primarily made up of tracks taken from his first four studio albums.

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  1. Review of Dust Lane

    Dust Lane 2010

    Reviewed by David Sheppard
    A fine new label debut from the composer of the Amélie soundtrack.
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