Song of the Day: Comptine d’un autre été : L’Après-midi by Yann Tiersen

Into the woods. by PascalCampion

Amélie is the soundtrack to the 2001 French film Amélie, a motion picture set in Paris, France.

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 hadn’t 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, but also new items, variants of which can be found on his fourth album, L’Absente, which he was writing at the same time.

Awards

  • 2001 — World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Score of the Year
  • 2002 — César Award for Best Music Written for a Film

Nominations

  • 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

Birth name Yann Pierre Tiersen
Born 23 June 1970 (age 43)
Origin Brest, Brittany, France
Genres Minimalist, avant-garde, Post-rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Piano, violin, accordion, guitar,toy piano, voice, and various others
Years active 1995–present
Labels Sine Terra Firma, Ici, d’ailleurs…,EMI, Virgin, Mute, ANTI-
Associated acts Claire Pichet, Dominique A,Françoiz Breut, Natacha Régnier, Shannon Wright

image by PascalCampion

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