Yann Tiersen is a genius. Aside from the masterpiece that is the score to Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, the iconoclast himself has mountains of musical gems to offer. Here’s an amazing exhibition from 2001’s Eurockeennes de Belfort 2001. Wait until he’s playing accordion and rubbing the viola bow against the steel xylophones…at the same time. Watch the whole thing. Warning, you made need a couple rolls of Brawny to wipe up the tears that may fall to the floor.
Yann Tiersen will be coming to Austin, TX February 3, 2011 @ Mohawk. It’s the day before my birthday, so, yeah, I’ll be there with my pen clicked and my paper towels readily available.