Paris-based Yann Tiersen — best known for scoring the five-time Oscar-nominated film Amélie — has released six solo albums and scored over a dozen French films, documentaries, and TV shows. On March 10, he’ll bring his considerable body of work to the Belly Up.
Tiersen’s 2010 solo effort, Dust Lane, finds him embracing an entirely new sound. With Dust Lane, Tiersen puts away his signature instruments — piano, violin and accordion — and picks up the synth and electric guitar. When asked about his new direction, Tiersen says, “I took some distance and decided to deconstruct most of the songs as I was quite tired with the traditional structure of chorus, bridge, etc.” The new album is an interesting listen, and should make for a diverse set on 3/10.
Indie folksters Breathe Owl Breathe will open the show. Their newest album, Magic Central, made Owl and Bear’s Best of 2010 list. Known for their entertaining shows, the band’s opening set for Yann Tiersen should be no exception. For a sample of their music, check out the songs “Own Stunts” and “Across the Loch” (MP3s).
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