Interview to Billboard (July, 2013)

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Jean Michel Jarre has a lot on his plate, and that’s just the way he likes it.

The French electronic music pioneer is working on two album projects, there’s an outdoor show to plan for next month, a tour on the horizon and he’s just settling in to his new role well-away from the studio — as president of authors and composers society CISAC.

Remarkably, Jarre’s landmark first album “Oxygène” is now 37 years old. The Frenchman’s seminal recordings are the cornerstone of electronic music and touches of his debut and the subsequent recordings “Équinoxe,” “Magnetic Fields” and “Zoolook” can be heard in music from the likes of Boards of Canada and AIR. Jarre, like his early works, has aged incredibly well.

And there’s more to come.

“My main project album, I’m recording it to be ready for the end of the year,” the veteran artist explains. “And that will be accompanied by a brand new tour with a new visual concept.”

Read more at Billboard.com

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