We visited synthesist and technologist, Stephane Gervais, in his Quebec studio to discuss gear and music. As a touring musician and producer for Jean-Michel Jarre, Stephane Gervais describes the unique process of composing synth parts for the studio and stage. Advertisements Continue reading Roland interview of Stéphane Gervais, Jean-Michel Jarre musician
You can call Jean-Michel Jarre the godfather of the electronic music scene. The living legend has many accomplishments under his belt, including selling over 80 million albums worldwide and playing before 3.5 million people in Moscow. He is now making headlines by earning a Grammy nomination for “Best Dance/Electronic Album” for his beautiful masterpiece, Electronica 1: The Time Machine. In a recent interview, Jarre went … Continue reading Huffington Post: ”Enter Jean-Michel Jarre’s Magnificent World” (January 2017)
40 years on from the release of his most famous album, Oxygene, electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre returns this week with the third and final part of the Oxygene trilogy. Read the full article from HMV. Continue reading JMJ “From the beginning I thought it would be interesting to have a sequel”
DJ Alexander Ridha, aka Boys Noize interviewed by Electronic Beats made a statement on his collaboration with Jean-Michel Jarre on “the time machine”: You recently collaborated with Jean Michel Jarre on the title track of his album Electronica 1: The Time Machine. How did that unlikely collaboration unfold? He called me up and invited me to collaborate, and then we met twice. He said he knew … Continue reading Boy’s noize comment on his ”Electronica 1” collaboration
Second part of the Michel Geiss interview on his artistic collaboration with Jarre. First part here. Fairlight Jarre: Tell us about your memories about the historical concert in Houston. Michel Geiss: My artistic collaboration covered a wide range of roles. One more story. Back in summer 1985, as I had not seen Jean-Michel since a while, I decided to invite him to a famous restaurant … Continue reading Interview with Michel Geiss (2014) from Fairlight Jarre (part II)
First of all, let me tell you that I have been long-time reluctant answering questions about my work with Jean-Michel Jarre in a public way. Why would I answer questions as a collaborator? Usually, as a rule, a collaborator has to stay in the shadow of the main artist. However, after having hesitating for some time, I decided going on. My thinking was that I … Continue reading Interview with Michel Geiss (2014) from Fairlight Jarre (part I)
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David Perreau is the man behind the mastering of Jarre albums Geometry of love, AERO, Oxygène 2007 and Essentials and Rarities. He joins in Fairlight Jarre for a talk about past, future… Fairlight Jarre: First of all we would to know more about mastering. Related to JEAN MICHEL JARRE, what is exactly your work? David Perreau: Well, my work is to optimise the sound design … Continue reading Exclusive interview from David Perreau, Jarre’s sound engineer (2014)
To celebrate Jean Michel Jarre’s birthday (a few days before, precisely), a special radio program was scheduled on Redshift Radio, which is called Something different (Very Jarre-sque definition). The show was hosted dy Tim Prevett and is now available on Mixcloud. The initial annoucement stated: Tonight (22nd August) will be a Jean Michel Jarre special on my show on http://www.redshiftradio.co.uk from 7pm. Featuring collaborators with … Continue reading Jarre Special on radio show by Tim Prevett (22 august 2013)
Mark Elliot Fisher, the great rock set designer, born April 20 1947 in Warwickshire, England, died June 25 2013 in Hampstead, England. The man notably worked with Jean Michel Jarre on The Concerts in China (1981), Rendez-vous Houston (1986), Destination Docklands, The Twelve Dreams of the Sun (1999) and Tribute to Akropolis (2001).
He was born on April 20 1947 in Warwickshire from a father schoolteacher. He graduated from the Architectural Association in London in 1971 and was overwhelmed by the rock’n’roll scene, especially Pink Floyd. His first big show was Jesus Christ Superstar.
He worked intensevely with the biggest rock bands, including Rolling Stones, U2 (Pop Mart, Zoo TV, 360° tour…), Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, but was moreover famed for his one-offs work.