6/14/2018

Yann Tiersen Releases "The Lost Notebook – EUSA" EP; North American Tour Begins Next Week

YANN TIERSEN

RELEASES THE LOST NOTEBOOK – EUSA EP

AVAILABLE NOW

SOLD OUT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
BEGINS NEXT WEEK
Photo: Christopher Fernandez
YANN TIERSEN has released a new EP today ahead of a series of sold out dates in North America. The Lost Notebook – EUSA features two new tracks, “Kleier Lambaol” and “Stang al Laedroun.” Listen to both here. A limited edition, signed pink vinyl 7” release will follow later in the summer. Pre-orders are available here.

Originally written in 2015 when Tiersen began work on EUSA, his first-ever album of solo piano music, “Kleier Lambaol” and “Stang al Laedroun” weren’t featured on EUSA because the notebook containing his handwritten notes and score for these tracks was lost. Tiersen posted a plea for help on his social media thinking they may have been lost while on tour in Norway, prompting Buzzfeed to pick up the story to help him get his notebook back.

The notebook, however, wasn’t discovered and Tiersen had to exclude the two tracks from the album when recording for EUSA commenced at Abbey Road. The notebook and tracks were presumed to be lost forever.

Following the release of EUSA, Yann Tiersen began building a new studio, venue and community center, The Eskal Project, in an abandoned discotheque on the island of Ushant, his home for the past 10 years. During work on the studio, which has been an enormous project, Tiersen discovered the notebook hidden in a bag during the building works. The tracks were recorded in May 2018 at the Eskal Studio in the finished half during a break in construction – a fitting first recording to happen at the studio.

The Lost Notebook – EUSA continues the musical map of Tiersen’s home island Ushant (“Eusa” in the Breton language), a small island positioned in the Celtic Sea between Brittany and Cornwall. Each track on the album was conceived in and named after a location on the island, with a Hent (path) linking them together. “Kleier Lambaol” and “Stang al Laedroun” continue this journey. Both are locations on Ushant and the tracks are further grounded in the island by being the first recordings at the new studio.
 

After premiering EUSA at two sold out Barbican shows, Tiersen went on to tour the album worldwide with soldout performances at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, two back-to-back sold out nights at the Berlin Philharmonic and venues across Europe. Yann closes out the EUSA world tour with soldout North American shows starting in Washington, DC on June 17 and continuing through to Guadalajara, Mexico on July 8. Full details below.

YANN TIERSEN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
June 17 –Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre - SOLD OUT
June 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel - SOLD OUT
July 6 – Mexico City, Mexico – Sala Nezahualtcoyotl -SOLD OUT
July 7 – Monterrey, Mexico – Auditorio San Pedro - SOLD OUT
July 8 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Conjunto de Artes Escenicas - SOLD OUT
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