A Wayward Word's Worth

March 2, 2011

The Soundtrack Of Yann Tiersen’s Freedom

Filed under: Uncategorized — kylelawrence @ 5:04 am

Composer for films like Amelie scores his own life’s journeys on new album. By Kyle Mullin for Edmonton’s SEE Magazine, Feb. 24 2011

He was literally breathing in the grit of the Gaza strip.

Yann Tiersen had agreed to play for children of the besieged city after a French embassy bureaucrat arranged a gig for the lauded composer and songwriter. After he drove through the blockade’s checkpoint he wasn’t struck by any typical nightly news montage of smouldering rubble or smoking gun barrels —  his first impression was much more silently subtle, aside from the bumps in the unpaved road that prompted him to name his next album Dust Lane.




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