Yann Tiersen might be one of the most successful film composers without ever actually being a film composer. The French musician makes piano-based albums that reach out to tranquility, take a wee trimming and propagate new minimalist seedlings. But tracks from his first three albums were compiled to form the spine of one of the most mainstream-successful French films of modern times – Amélie.
Since then, he’s written for orchestra and smaller ensemble, adding electronic textures and also retreating to pure, solo albums with minimal orchestrations. Read More