ALL – out 15 February 2019 – is the first album to be recorded at Yann Tiersen’s new studio, venue and community centre, The Eskal, built in an abandoned discotheque on the island of Ushant, a small island positioned in the Celtic sea between Brittany and Cornwall, Tiersen’s home for the past 10 years.
The album, mixed and co-produced by Gareth Jones, continues the themes of environment and a connection to nature first explored on EUSA, incorporating recordings from outside of Brittany, such as the redwood forests of California as well as field recordings from Tempelhof airport in Berlin (on ‘Tempelhof’), plus guest vocalists.
Yann Tiersen’s previous release EUSA (2016) was preceded by two sold out dates at the Barbican in London, and Yann Tiersen has continued to perform in some of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals – including the Edinburgh International Festival, the Berlin Philharmonic, Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Turin, Teatro Principal in Zaragoza, Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, Sydney Opera House and the Grand Hall of the Philharmonia in St Petersburg – and these dates will see him return to the UK for the first time since his performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017.
Yann began his tour by cycling through Norway, crossing from island to island by ferry, bridge and tunnel, covering 1000km in just ten days.
Along the way, Yann and his peloton of musicians played a series of shows, performing at folk festivals and small cafes, as well as putting on impromptu performances for a handful of locals in the great outdoors, with Norway’s spectacular landscape as a backdrop.
The cyclists were accompanied by a film crew who are currently preparing a short film about the Norway cycle adventure. The film is currently at the editing stage and will be available to watch online soon. Sign up to the mailing list below and we will message you as soon as the film becomes available!
On his island home of Ushant Yann Tiersen is converting the old discotheque, which has remained for the last 15 years, into a world class recording studio, venue and a cultural center for the community. It will be called The Eskal.
The building is located on the edge of the main town on the island, overlooking the bay with. Views from the studio’s windows and planned viewing deck will give uninterrupted views of the Celtic sea.
Today the new roof was moved into place, marking a significant step on in this project. Follow the building progress here on the website and the dedicated Eskal Facebook Page.