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Yann Tiersen : Œuvres pour piano. Van Veen.
Format : 1 CD
Total Time : 01:15:13

Recording : 22-23/06/2022
Location : Steffeln
Country : Allemagne
Sound : Studio / Stereo

Label : Brilliant
Catalog No. : BRIL96913
EAN : 5028421969138
Price Code : DM011A

Publishing Year : 2023
Release Date : 01/03/2023

Genre : Classical
Yann Tiersen (1970-)
Porz Goret
Lok Gweltaz
Penn Ar Roc'h
Roc'h Ar Vugale
Penn Ar Lann
Enez Nein
Ar Maner Kozh
Ker Yegu
Ker al Loch
Poull Bojer

Jeroen Van Veen, piano

Pour celui ou celle qui ignorerait le nom de Yann Tiersen devenu si populaire grâce au film "Amélie Poulain", voici deux cycles de pièces pour piano qui résument bien le style du musicien français et breton. "Eusa" a été composé en 2016 lors d'un séjour de ce dernier avec sa compagne en Californie. "Kerber" est plus récent (2021). Tout en évoquant irrésistiblement Ouessant, le clapotis des vagues, le saumure des algues et les galettes au beurre salé, Ludovico Einaudi, le lacis répétitif des études de Philip Glass, parfois de loin en loin Debussy ou Ravel, cette musique repose sur des arpèges et rythmiques répétées ostensiblement et des valses obsédantes et mélancoliques. "The pieces sound at times dreamy and wistful, bittersweet or happily playful" nous apprend Jeroen van Veen, grand spécialiste de ce type de répertoire. Casque aux oreilles, fermez les yeux et laissez-vous porter. (Jérôme Angouillant)

Yann Tiersen’s (b.1970) music traverses genres from French folk music and chanson to minimal, avant-garde and post-rock. The French composer and multi-instrumentalist is primarily known for writing the music for the film Amélie. In 2016 he made the album EUSA, then in 2021, he ventured a step further towards electronic music with his new album Kerber (2021). The latter is a beautifully structured, immersive and thoughtfully constructed electronic world, composed on the island of Ushant where Tiersen now resides. The title of each track on these two albums refers to a specific place on Ushant. Kerber, for example, is named after a chapel in a small village on the island. Some offer the perfect soundtrack for contemplation on a long walk or staring out of a window on a train journey. Others seem predestined to be background music for study or relaxation. With each song, your imagination can easily conjure a scene from a movie: a breakup after a fight in a cosy café or a nature documentary showing two baby birds opening their eyes for the very first time. After a frightening experience with a mountain lion in California, Tiersen came to a realisation. He needed to discover himself more intimately, and to do that, he needed to better know his home, Ushant. In order to understand his home and discover himself, he decided to draw a musical map of the island, of which EUSA is volume one; it contains ten piano works about ten places on Ushant. ‘I think there is a similarity between the infinite big and the infinite smallness of everything,’ explains Yann Tiersen. ‘It's the same experiment looking through a microscope as it is a telescope.’ This exploration of the micro and the macro has permeated much of Tiersen’s career, and Kerber once again shows the vast expansiveness and intricate detail of his work. This isn’t a collection about isolation; it is more an expression of being conscious of your immediate environment, and your place within it. For Tiersen, this approach extracts the same degree of profundity as spending the evening studying the stars – which he himself does. ‘You can look at things that are thousands of light years away and relate your own existence to this really cosmic element,’ he says. ‘But you get that same feeling with the things all around you.’ ‘A leading exponent of minimalism today’ (Fanfare). Pianist Jeroen van Veen has selected to perform the principle 17 works from these two of Tiersen’s albums for his own Island album. ‘The result here is a fresh and rather naked version of Eusa and Kerber that I will play in public quite a bit,’ Van Veen relates, ‘especially for my lie-down concerts, and the music makes a nice addition to my other existing programmes. In these works you can hear the emptiness of the island; although I’ve never been to Ushant, I can imagine the beauty of nature and the music ebbing and flowing like the ocean’s tide, low and high, day in, day out.’

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