Paris in July kicks off today! And to mark this occasion I have been listening to Yann Tiersen all day long. I thought some French music would be a nice way to begin my trip to Paris - I was right! I first heard Tiersen in the film Amelie (which I absolutely love!) - his music makes up the soundtrack.
From the first note of music I heard by Tiersen, I knew that I would have to buy the soundtrack to Amelie - which I did and have listened to repeatedly. Of course, I wanted more of his music, and luckily for me, my flatmate Katya had some of his other works on hand - so, she kindly made me a mixed CD of his work. It was the perfect way to get me hooked on Tiersen's music. I fell in love with his sound - it just grabbed me from every direction and truly captured my attention. I'm not normally the type to listen to instrumental music, but when I hear Tiersen, I don't even realize that there aren't words being sung - he just has this ability to compose music that is so full of life that you can't help but be swept away by his sound. There is also a sexiness to some of his work that makes me think of Paris or what I imagine Paris to be like and that is what I wanted for today. Thanks to Tiersen I got what I wanted. As far as the books I will be reading for this challenge, well that is still to be determined. I've been a bit preoccupied lately and still need to peruse my shelves to see what French tomes I have awaiting me - hopefully a few good ones.