Crack magazine report from the 2016 London O2 Arena gig

There’s a valid argument to be made in regards to Jean-Michel Jarre’s blipping celebrity status. Akin to the kitsch electronica and camp interpretations of the intergalactic future he has championed for over four decades, the composer’s notoriety sort of comes and goes like the seasonal nature of fashion. The burrs and blurs of hardwired modulator dials and warbled theremin gestures coated by treacly orange laser … Continue reading Crack magazine report from the 2016 London O2 Arena gig

Review from the London 02 by MusicOMH

Even then the scale of Jarre’s live events seemed way beyond comprehension, a reputation boosted by his horizon-altering concerts in China and London’s Docklands. The latter event took place just down the water from tonight’s O2 Arena gig, where we find the Jean-Michel Jarre live experience shoehorned into what is effectively an enormous garage. Such is the Frenchman’s adaptability, however, that he produced a staggering … Continue reading Review from the London 02 by MusicOMH

The Electricity club review of the Electronica O2 Arena gig

With so many collaborators involved in the ‘Electronica’ project ranging from YELLO, LAURIE ANDERSON, PET SHOP BOYS and PEACHES to GARY NUMAN, JOHN CARPENTER, MOBY and THE ORB, how was Jarre going to present this all within a concert setting? Jarre solved this conundrum by effectively making the show an ‘Electronica’ remix project of its own and carefully chose tracks that would work best as a solo … Continue reading The Electricity club review of the Electronica O2 Arena gig

25 years ago: Jean Michel Jarre’s Destination Docklands

:: Blog review :: Twenty-five years ago this weekend Jean Michel Jarre staged Destination Docklands, two concerts of lights, lasers, fireworks and music set amid the derelict Royal Docks of east London. The concerts nearly didn’t happen though. After what seemed like months struggling against council bureaucracy and satisfying concerns over safety Team Jarre were faced with another nightmare on the day: the Great British … Continue reading 25 years ago: Jean Michel Jarre’s Destination Docklands