Eusa is a unique collection of 10 original Piano pieces made in direct collaboration with the composer, inspired by his travels around the island he calls home - Eusa.
This beautiful book of new music by the critically-acclaimed composer Yann Tiersen illustrates the journey with full-colour photography by his fiancée Emilie Quinquis and personal notes to accompany the music. Eusa is a musical map of Tiersen's home, an aural exploration of a place as well as a representation of space in sound.
Check out the official video below to see and hear Yann Tiersen perform Porz Goret, filmed and recorded on location at Porz Goret on the island of Ushant. Stunning.
The accompanying photography and text help to make this aesthetically-pleasing collection even more personal, and help orient the pianist in the world of Eusa, while the field recordings that have been linked to will let the listener experience the natural sounds of the island.
The inspiration for Eusa reportedly came from an unnerving experience Tiersen had while cycling on holiday, which led him to want to discover more about his own place in the world, and in the process, to find out more about who he is.
Great integration between the island images that inspired the music and the layout of the sheet music.
I would have liked even more biographical information and about the composition; why choose the particular key signature and any other influences projected into the music.
20 March 2017
05 April 2017
10 out of 10
Well laid out and clearly printed. The use of photos and overall design is excellent and gives an idea of the inspiration behind the pieces. Many of the pieces are very pleasing, and also provide good technical and musical practice for aspiring pianists.
25 October 2016
08 November 2016