Yann Tiersen Quotes

Most of the time I like to start an album abroad, not at home, just to avoid the pressure, to not wake up and think, ‘OK, it’s the first of recording this album.’ I like to avoid that.

Yann Tiersen

I don’t compose, actually. I just record. I’m the opposite of a composer in my way of working. I’m more instinctive.

Yann Tiersen

I started making music with my band in the ’80s, so I am more product of post punk than classical music, and I have always carried on this way.

Yann Tiersen

I love working and writing new songs. But sometimes you need to wait, to have something in your mind, and then you can let yourself play music.

Yann Tiersen

I can’t imagine playing a boring gig. Like, a boring audience without reaction, I will play against them.

Yann Tiersen

In France the music schools are a bit old fashioned. I was more excited about doing my own stuff or to play with my friend in my band, than studying the piano.

Yann Tiersen

When I’m working in the studio, I like to be on my own because I don’t know where I’m going; I want to be completely free to spend lots of time on songs.

Yann Tiersen

I want less and less control with music. Just playing music without any idea of composition or writing.

Yann Tiersen

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