Live A/V Tour 2022
Sat, June 25, 2022
Doors: 8:00 pm
Please Note: Any tickets suspected of being purchased for the sole purpose of reselling can be cancelled at the discretion of 9:30 Club/Ticketmaster. Opening acts, door times, and set times are always subject to change.
“I think there is a similarity between the infinite big and the infinite smallness of everything,” says Yann Tiersen. “It’s the same experiment looking through a microscope as it is a telescope.”
This exploration of the micro and the macro has permeated through much of Tiersen’s career, as an artist capable of vast expansiveness as often as he is intricate detail. This multifaceted approach can be heard in the stirring piano minimalism of 2016’s EUSA, to the full band intensity of albums such as Infinity and Skyline – not to mention earlier albums such as Le Phare, filled with idiosyncratic compositions and a variety of textures.
However, Tiersen is not one to stick to a formula. For him, context is everything and the context keeps changing. When he revisited his own back catalogue on 2019’s Portrait, this was not an exercise in nostalgia, rehashing past glories or an attempt to repeat previous ways of working. It was about re-contextualising his own work. “The purpose of revisiting and playing live some of my previous stuff was to gather a snapshot of what I’ve done and then move to something else and start again,” he says. “It’s good to have an endpoint and a sense of reconciliation. The goal was to put everything back in context.”
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