NEWS: Yann Tiersen releases RSD 12″; hear a remix of ‘Diouz An Noz’; 2021 tour dates announced

Yann Tiersen, photographed by Richard Dumas

ACCLAIMED and award-winning French composer Yann Tiersen has shared two new remixes, by Nine Inch Nails’ Alessandro Cortini and Swedish producer The Field – take a listen to the pristine electronic beauty of the latter, below.

In a busy flurry of announcements, he has also revealed details of his updated European live dates for next year; and he’s also releasing his Lagniappe Session, originally recorded for Aquarium Drunkard, in a special Record Store Day edition today, October 24th.

The Lagniappe Session 12” features recordings of a Steve Reich piece, a classic Françoise Hardy song and a track by country gospel artist EC Ball, recorded in his new analogue studio on a remote Breton island.

The two remixes are available digitally now as Portrait Remixed on all digital service providers. While Alessandro Cortini takes on “Prad”, and gives it grandiose winter ice, Stockholm’s Axel Willner, aka The Field gives “Diouz an Noz” a pristine, Selected Ambient Works-style futuristic warmth. The originals of both are taken from Tiersen’s latest album, Portrait, a résumé of 25 new recordings of pieces spanning his career, out now on Mute.

Yann’s rescheduled, and supplemented, European live dates for next year are now as below; follow the link through for more information and tickets.

July 16th, 2021, Barcelona, Jardin des Pedralbes;

July 17th, Valencia, Auditori de Burjassot;

July 19th, Madrid, Botanico;

July 21st, Lisbon, EDP Cooljazz festival;

July 23rd San Sebastian, Jazzaldia;

October 6th, Rouen, Le Theatre des Arts;

October 7th, Roubaix, Le Colisee;

October 8th, Strasbourg, La Laiterie;

October 9th, Dijon, La Vapeur;

October 10th, Clermont Ferrand, Cooperative de Mai;

October 12th, Montpellier, Le Corum;

October 13th, Biarritz, La Gare du Midi;

October 14th, Toulouse, Le Bikini;

October 15th, Bordeaux, Krakatoa;

October 16th, La Rochelle, La Sirene;

October 20th, Luxembourg, Den Atelier, and

October 21st, Vendome, Minotaure (Rockomotives festival).

Yann Tiersen’s Portrait is out now on digital download, cassette, 2xCD and triple vinyl with bonus 7″, and is available from Mutebank.

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