Jean Michel Jarre receiving the MOJO Lifetime Achievement Award (06.2010)

The MOJO Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Jean-Michel Jarre PA: “Jean-Michel Jarre is up there with Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream as one of the real pioneers of electronic music. The difference is that Jarre has always thought on an epic scale. 1977’s Oxygène is a seminal album, but we also salute the experimentation of later work like Zoolook. Jean-Michel’s influence is incontestable and, for all his … Continue reading Jean Michel Jarre receiving the MOJO Lifetime Achievement Award (06.2010)

Gaspard Augé from Justice on Jarre and 70’s french electronic music

“There’s a very refreshing sincerity that contrasts with our times,” says Justice producer Gaspard Augé in the liner notes (read Jarre’s notes) for Cosmic Machine, a new compilation of experimental French electronic music. “Especially because these composers weren’t cool at the time. They were total geeks; they looked like math teachers with ponytails and bad glasses, or mad professors pent-up in their studios.” A direct … Continue reading Gaspard Augé from Justice on Jarre and 70’s french electronic music

Jean Michel Jarre President of CISAC, calls creators to action

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In a fiery keynote conversation that ended the World Creators Summit in Washington, DC (June 4 & 5), electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre rallied creators around the world to action, asking them to “shake the trees” and “restore our positive and dynamic image” by seizing the message of the intellectual property debate.

“We’re seen as old-fashioned, being seated on their pots of gold and scared of the future,” he lamented to his interviewers Edmund Lam (CEO & Director, COMPASS – Singapore) and Luciano Marchione (Director General, SAVA – Argentina). “We have to […] stop complaining and just go for it.” Continue reading “Jean Michel Jarre President of CISAC, calls creators to action”