Eusa, Yann Tiersen’s new book of sheet music for piano, is published today.
These pieces of music were composed at Yann’s home on Ushant Island – also known as Eusa in Breton – off the coast of Brittany. Each song relates to a specific place on the island and is accompanied by a GPS co-ordinate and a photograph of the site taken by Emilie Quinquis. A series of field recordings was also made at each of the locations, and these can be heard at eusasound.bzh. It is Yann’s intention that Eusa should be its own self-contained world and that, rather than be released as an album, these pieces of music should come alive for the performer when played alongside the field recordings.