Financial Times interview: ‘I probably spend more time with machines’

More than four decades ago, a slightly built 28-year-old French musician called Jean-Michel Jarre recorded Oxygène, using an eight-track tape machine and some capricious analogue synthesisers. To say machines have advanced since that breakthrough 1976 album is vastly to understate the state of the electronic art. But Jarre, now a youthful 70, manages to be simultaneously enthusiastic and concerned about technology’s potential. Read more. Advertisements Continue reading Financial Times interview: ‘I probably spend more time with machines’

Insight of Jarre interview to Electronic Voyager documentary in his studio

From our Bob Moog documentary – Electronic Voyager Archive Series: Michelle Moog-Koussa pays a visit to electronic music legend Jean-Michel Jarre in his studio outside of Paris, giving us an extensive tour of his collection of Moog instruments, and discussing Bob Moog’s impact on electronic music history. Continue reading Insight of Jarre interview to Electronic Voyager documentary in his studio

Sidebar interview of Jarre by Bryan Breesman (2019)

French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre has toured the globe, sold an estimated 80 million albums, and holds the Guinness Book record for largest outdoor concert attendance (3.5 million people). He’s also a down-to-earth person who loves painting, sci-fi, and movies. In this episode, we discuss those Side Jams and how they relate to his career. He and I also explore how artists engage the … Continue reading Sidebar interview of Jarre by Bryan Breesman (2019)

A Conversation with Jean-Michel Jarre by Neil Clarke in Clarkesworld Magazine (2019)

For some, science fiction has a sound. A notion of which I was reminded when an opportunity to meet French electronic music pioneer, Jean-Michel Jarre, presented itself in December. It can be argued that no other genre of music better represents what I hear in my mind as the soundtrack for space, science fiction, and the future. How could I say no? In 1976, Jean-Michel … Continue reading A Conversation with Jean-Michel Jarre by Neil Clarke in Clarkesworld Magazine (2019)

Interview to Classic Pop (2019)

To Infinity and Beyond: Jean-Michel Jarre interview An icon of electronica who’s staged some of the most impressive live shows of all time, Jean-Michel Jarre is still looking to the future – and fine-tuning his new album in mid-air in a jet plane… He came to fame in 1976 with the multi-million-selling Oxygène and has since been unofficially hailed as the ‘Godfather Of Electronica’. More … Continue reading Interview to Classic Pop (2019)

Jarre interview about Planet Jarre (Fall 2018)

Last fall I had the honor of interviewing Jean-Michel Jarre for the second time (the two features based on our 2017 conversation are here and here). This second interview again resulted in two separate features; one ran in Stomp & Stammer; the other on Rock and Roll Globe. Here now is the full 2018 interview, restored to oneness … and then broken into three sections … Continue reading Jarre interview about Planet Jarre (Fall 2018)

Interview: Jean-Michel Jarre Dives Deep Into Equinoxe Infinity

If Klaus Schulze is the consigliere of electronic music, then Jean-Michel Jarre is surely the Godfather. The Lyon, France-born Jarre has racked up over 80 million album sales and counting internationally, with his analog-synth-centric 1976 album Oxygène generally acknowledged as having opened a wider door on the synthesizer revolution of the ’70s. JMJ, as he’s also known, further cemented his position with the 1978 sequencer-and-synth … Continue reading Interview: Jean-Michel Jarre Dives Deep Into Equinoxe Infinity

Jarre interview to Flood about Equinoxe Infinity (2019)

Jean-Michel Jarre Looks Toward Bright and Dark Futures on “Equinoxe Infinity”. The legendary French electronic composer talks us through the dualities of his latest record. “I hope that the listener can experience this project as one might a movie—the album has various moods,” says Jean-Michel Jarre, the man who first brought surreal electronic music to the wider world with the smash global album Oxygène and … Continue reading Jarre interview to Flood about Equinoxe Infinity (2019)

In Conversation: Jean-Michel Jarre (2018)

Legends never die Welcome to In Conversation, the podcast dedicated to giving you an unparalleled look into electronic music’s greatest minds, both in the studio and beyond. We deconstruct their daily routines, fears, and quirks, showing you what makes them tick, and what exactly makes them so successful. From artists to managers, agents and promoters, these are the people who make it happen, pushing our … Continue reading In Conversation: Jean-Michel Jarre (2018)

Interview to Dancing Astronaut about Equinoxe Infinity

Jean-Michel Jarre embodies his mythical ‘Watchers,’ discusses the human relationship with AI and new album, ‘Equinoxe Infinity’ [Interview] Jean-Michel Jarre has released Equinoxe Infinity, 40 years after his fourth studio album, Equinoxe. Both albums are about “The Watchers,” creatures that look towards the future, speculating on what they might find. As an influence to Daft Punk, Gesaffelstein, and many more, Jarre is known as a pioneer in the electronic, … Continue reading Interview to Dancing Astronaut about Equinoxe Infinity