Interview: Musicians Émilie and Yann Tiersen

The recording artists on the power of location, touring and collaboration

It’s been a productive year for recording artists Émilie and Yann Tiersen. This summer Yann, a world-renowned composer and musician, released 11 5 18 2 5 18, an experimental album suffused with mood and magic. On the mystical ninth track, “13 1 18 25 (6 5 1 20. 17 21 9 14 17 21 9 19),” Yann’s wife, Émilie, contributes vocals—though that’s far from her only creative …


Musician, poet and activist Moor Mother (aka Camae Ayewa) just released Jazz Codes, a lustrous, tranquil and thoughtful album with cameos from Melanie Charles, Orion Sun, Jason Moran, AKAI SOLO, Fatboi Sharif and YUNGMORPHEUS. The 18-track record also features Wolf Weston and Aquiles Navarro on “DUST TOGETHER,” a meditative piece that meanders beautifully via freestyle horns, sporadic chimes, spoken-word and soulful vocals.

Parisian Author Clément Le Coz’s Love Letter to Argentina, “Ma Vie à Buenos Aires”

An english-language exploration of the South American city's cultural charms

In 2014, after nearly 10 years living and working in Buenos Aires, Paris-born author and cultural advocate Clément Le Coz launched a concierge service in the Argentine city to guide ex-pats toward restaurant debuts, thought-provoking exhibitions and an array of engaging activities. During the pandemic, however, the need for such services was upended. To compensate for the change, Le Coz took the cultural cache he’d accumulated …