We've probably all heard a song of this musician (he made the music of the movie "Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain". And if you have not seen that movie you probably heard the music elsewhere in a tv serie or commercial.) But what I didn't knew was that Yann Tiersen is also a very talented fiddler.
His musical career is split between studio albums, collaborations and film soundtracks with a distinctive sound that is always involved. It can be recognized by its use of a large variety of instruments; primarily the guitar, 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 for the film Amélie was primarily made up of tracks taken from his first two studio albums.
I didn't knew he is also a very talented fiddler until I saw him on the tinydesk sessions. So I went searching on youtube for more evidence with this nice song as a result. Sur le Fil
And here you can enjoy the tiny desk session that triggered me. Enjoy and have a nice weekend
Here you can hear his album Dust Lane (2010)that he made with particiaption of Matt Elliot and Syd Matters.