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’

Jarre gives his first concert in Saudi Arabia 23 September 2018

Jean-Michel Jarre gives on 23th September 2018 in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. This will be the first time men and women are together at a concert. The name of the concert is “The Green Concert”. No restransmission are planned for the moment. Musicians will be Claude Samard and Jérôme Gueguen and will last 1 hour and 45 minutes. Tickets are here. Edit 21.09.2018 … Continue reading Jarre gives his first concert in Saudi Arabia 23 September 2018

Houston 2018 enthusiastic gig review

Jean-Michel Jarre’s unique and exhilarating amalgamation of live sound and vision produces a concert experience that was both sensory satisfying and truly unforgettable Three decades after the French electronic music pioneer staged his iconic “Rendez-Vous Houston” laser, light and music production (that engulfed the entire downtown of the Space City), the Godfather of EDM returned to the South Texas area to perform an intimately dazzling … Continue reading Houston 2018 enthusiastic gig review

Jean-Michel Jarre set “The best Friday Coachella performance… no one saw”

Jarre, 69, is giving his first U.S. tour and Coachella founder Paul Tollett had a special stage built for his show, including three large screens. Tollett said he had to get the word out that this was going to be a great performance. But a 69-year-old Frenchman without hits just doesn’t have the SEO needed to build an audience in this digital age. Read more. Continue reading Jean-Michel Jarre set “The best Friday Coachella performance… no one saw”

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