Photo by Natalie CurtisYann Tiersen's always eyeing his next idea.In 1983, French composer Yann Tiersen was a newborn post-punk convert on the cusp of adolescence. He had been studying classical violin for six years and he was finally fed up. So he destroyed his instrument, smashing it to bits.
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Photo by Natalie CurtisComposer Yann Tiersen.Most of your American friends don't know composer Yann Tiersen by name.
But play a couple of ten-second clips from songs like the melancholy accordion-and-piano piece "La Dispute" or the waltz-y whirlwind lament "J'y Suis Jamais Allé" and your test ... More >>