Yann Tiersen - Festival Jardins Pedralbes

10è Festival Jardins Pedralbes

Yann Tiersen

Billing Electronic Set (Live A/V)






Yann Tiersen

Yann Tiersen, one of the most respected musicians of his generation, will present at the Festival Jardins de Pedralbes his last album "11 5 18 2 5 18" which was released on 10 June this year.

He became internationally famous in 2001 for his work as a soundtrack composer. However, his career is much more than that, before and after that date. He dissociates himself from the label of composer of music for films - "I am not only a composer nor do I have a past in classical music"- and his biography confirms this from an early age, since after studying violin and piano from the age of 6 to 14, and even trying the possibility of being a conductor, he rebelled against this and, inspired by Joy Division and The Stooges, took up the electric guitar and entered post-punk during the second half of the 80s. It was the first bold step in a career that has been nourished and polished by melancholy extravagances and that has been able to distil in a single bottle the most varied influences, from street music to the avant-garde, from minimalism to rock, from waltz to chanson. Besides three soundtracks and three live albums, his discography, inaugurated in 1995 with "La Valse des monstres", already has another ten titles.

On 10 June 2022 his album, "11 5 18 2 5 18", was released. Yann continues the story that began with "Kerber", entering a textured electronic world and using samples as source material to create completely new themes through resampling, reprogramming, and recomposition.


QUINQUIS is the name of the French musical project Émile Quinquis (wife and collaborator of Yann Tiersen). With QUINQUIS Émile wants to musically represent a new beginning, forging a deeper connection with her Breton culture, history and identity (a language in which she sings), until exploring unpublished sound territories in her trajectory. In this regard, starting to work with the celebrated producer Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Liars, Apparat, Sunroof) has strongly marked the path that has led to her debut album, a work in which nature is presented as a key element.