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19 Mar 2007 Music Composer Yann Tiersen Performs In Archa Theatre

19 MAR 2007 Music composer Yann Tiersen performs in Archa Theatre

15 March 2007, 11:40 - Music
Music composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer Yann Tiersen, known by several soundtracks - for example Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet or Good-Bye, Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker -, will perform with his four-piece band at Divadlo Archa stage on 19 March 2007.

Tiersen’s minimalist music is based on repeated key motifs, which often alternate between the two main instruments, accordion and piano, accompanied by the xylophone, harmonica or orchestra. 37-years-old artist plans to play selection from his latest album - Les Retrouvailles - and some of the songs from Amélie in rockier coat.

Tiersen was heavily influenced by the energy and spontaneity of the rock and post punk groups of the early 1980’s. However, he studied classical music, violin and piano, and his music is now combanation of both.

Following on from his 2005 album Les Retrouvailles which featured, among others, guests Stuart Staples (Tindersticks), Liz Fraser (Cocteau Twins) and Jane Birkin, he released the live album and DVD On Tour at the end of last year.

Concert organised in co-operation with A.M.P. and kindly supported by: Institut Francais de Prague, Bureau Export Berlin and Ambassade de France en Republique Tcheque.

WHERE: Divadlo Archa, Na Poříčí 26, Prague 1

WHEN: Mon 19th Mar 2007 at 8pm

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