The Guardian interview: how we made Oxygène (2018)

‘Hi-fi shops played it as an example of state-of-the-art music. I didn’t tell them I made it with Sellotape in my kitchen’ I played in rock bands as a teenager and would use a tape machine my grandfather gave me to get processed sounds out of my guitar. During the French student uprisings of 1968, this felt like a way of being rebellious. I loved … Continue reading The Guardian interview: how we made Oxygène (2018)

Idolator: Coachella 2018: Jean-Michel Jarre On Electronica & New Projects

Jean-Michel Jarre: I actually have two different projects coming to celebrate the 50th anniversary of my career. So, we are doing something quite special. It’s a kind of “best of” with a lot of exciting things. I wanted to do it by myself. And then I’m going to put out a new album by the end of the year. The theme is artificial intelligence. I’m … Continue reading Idolator: Coachella 2018: Jean-Michel Jarre On Electronica & New Projects

JMJ interviewed by “Spotify for artists” (2018)

S4A talks to the legendary French electronic trailblazer as he prepares to kick off a rare US tour. The legendary Jean-Michel Jarre was one of the world’s first electronic music superstars. His 1976 smash hit album Oxygene put the French musician on the global stage, and remains a pillar of the electronic music canon. To date, Jarre has sold over 80 million albums, and he’s … Continue reading JMJ interviewed by “Spotify for artists” (2018)

Jean-Michel Jarre interview in EDM-DFW

April 5th 1986, something magical happened while a nation mourned the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger crew. Jean-Michel Jarre set a Guinness Book of Records (at the time) for the largest “rock concert” in history. It happened in downtown Houston, Texas. With the skyscrapers of Space City as the background, Jean-Michel Jarre put on a light show that was ahead of it’s time for … Continue reading Jean-Michel Jarre interview in EDM-DFW

Jean-Michel Jarre Talks To CelebrityAccess About His First North American Tour In 32 Years

He has sold 80 million albums worldwide – as of 14 years ago. The latest installment of Oxygène – Oxygène 3 – was released in 2016 sounding as innovative as the original, with Radiophonie vol. 9 released last year. CelebrityAccess spoke with Jarre from Paris as he was returning from Shanghai and moving equipment from his studio to his home. Read more. Continue reading Jean-Michel Jarre Talks To CelebrityAccess About His First North American Tour In 32 Years

Jarre interview in Progression Magazine (2018)

“IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE WATCH THOSE WHO ARE WATCHING US!” This cautionary statement from Jean-Michel Jarre during the fabled French synthesist’s worldwide Electronica Tour introduces a concert segment lauding the controversial crusade of American CIA whistleblower/refugee Edward Snowden. Mulling music’s complex societal bond, Jarre says electronic artists working on the cutting edge of technology understand its potential for widespread abuse. Acting on that knowledge is … Continue reading Jarre interview in Progression Magazine (2018)