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French composer Yann Tiersen's delicate, personal scores for Amelie (2001) and Good Bye, Lenin! (2003) imbued as much personality into those charming fantasies as did the starring turns by then-unknown leads Audrey Tautou and Daniel Brühl. Like Tatou, whose mischievous adventures in Montmarte moved in graceful waltz time to a mysterious cobblestone symphony of strings, accordions, xylophones and keys, Amelie shined new light on Tiersen outside of France, where his avant-garde pop compositions had long borne the mark of an auteur. His sixth LP, October release Dust Lane (Anti-) conjures a fantasy world entirely of Tiersen's making, an uneasy autumn colored by loss (both his mother and best friend died during the recording) and anxiety (a mise-en-scene of tense guitars and electronic waves replaces the plucky bounce of previous works). Sean Carey, of wintry Wisconsin folkies Bon Iver, opens. Tickets $20 advance purchase, $23 at the door. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

Feb. 5

Yann Tiersen

11 p.m. Saturday

Republic, 828 S. Peters St., 528-8282; www.republicnola.com