The Monocle Weekly

Yann Tiersen, Humphrey Ocean and Art Basel in Miami Beach

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8 December 2019

Episode 544

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Musician and composer Yann Tiersen talks about collaboration, misinterpretation and going analogue as he releases his new album, ‘Portrait’. Plus: Humphrey Ocean, one of the UK’s great painters, discusses his 50-year career, and our culture editor, Chiara Rimella, reports from Art Basel in Miami Beach.

8 December 2019

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Chapter 1

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks ahead to next week’s news with Rob Bound and Augustin Macellari.

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Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks ahead to next week’s news with Rob Bound and Augustin Macellari.

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Yann Tiersen

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Composer and musician Yann Tiersen found acclaim for soundtracking 2001’s Francophile classic, ‘Amélie’, but, as he explains, his intentions have always been more serious than whimsical.

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Humphrey Ocean

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Painter Humphrey Ocean learned the importance of observation from Ian Dury. He tells us how he’s spent a lifetime putting it into practice in his painting.

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

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As Europe freezes, the art world has decamped to Florida for Art Basel in Miami Beach. Monocle’s sun-kissed culture editor, Chiara Rimella, has followed suit – and brings us a report.

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