Yann Tiersen Comptine d’un autre été: L’aprés-midi 6 pièces pour piano vol. 2 from the film “Amélie” with sheet music download
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Amélie – le film
Amélie is the soundtrack to the 2001 French film Amélie.Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet chanced upon the accordion- and piano-driven music of Yann Tiersen while driving with his production assistant who put on a CD he had not heard before. Greatly impressed, he immediately bought Tiersen’s entire catalogue and eventually commissioned him to compose pieces for the film.
The soundtrack features both compositions from Tiersen’s first three albums, as well as new items, variants of which can be found on his fourth album, L’Absente, which he was writing at the same time.Besides the accordion and piano, the music features parts played with harpsichord, banjo, bass guitar, vibraphone, and even a bicycle wheel at the end of “La Dispute” (which plays over the opening titles in the motion picture).
Before discovering Tiersen, Jeunet wanted composer Michael Nyman to score the film.
2001 — World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Score of the Year 2002 — César Award for Best Music Written for a Film
2001 — BAFTA Award for Best Film Music 2001 — World Soundtrack Award for Soundtrack Composer of the Year 2001 — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
Yann Tiersen short biography
Yann Tiersen (born 23 June 1970) is a French musician and composer. His musical career is split between studio albums, collaborations and film soundtracks.
His music involves a large variety of instruments; primarily the guitar, piano, synthesizer or violin together with instruments like the melodica, xylophone, toy piano, harpsichord, accordion and typewriter.Tiersen is often mistaken for a composer of soundtracks, himself saying “I’m not a composer and I really don’t have a classical background,” but his real focus is on touring and studio albums which just happen to often be suitable for film.
His most famous soundtrack was for the film Amélie, and was primarily made up of tracks taken from his first three studio albums.