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Jean Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Jean-Michel Jarre shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Jean-Michel Jarre, one of the architects of modern electronic music, a man who's sold over 80 million albums worldwide and has made and broken the world record for highest concert attendance three times - the current record is for his 1997 show in Moscow for an audience of 3.5 million people. But he's also a groundbreaking musician whose work with synthesizers influenced Daft Punk, Air, Massive Attack, Hot Chip, Moby, Bjork and the whole electronica movement.

In an interview recorded at the time of the release of an album (a series of collaborations with the likes of Air, Massive Attack and Laurie Anderson) fittingly called Electronica, Jean talks about his deeply musical early life, when he was exposed to jazz, rock n roll, soul and classical music, as well as studying with electronic and experimental music pioneer Pierre Schaeffer.

Jean-Michel discusses how, along with the likes of Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, he helped define what was possible with the synthesizer, and how he took it to new peaks of popularity with his albums Oxygène (1977) and Equinoxe (1978). He also discusses his enormous outdoor live concerts (featuring his famous laser harp) and the relationship between electronic music and art.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 17 Jul 2019 01:00

Music Played

  • Jean‐Michel Jarre

    EQUINOXE PART 6

    • Equinoxe.
    • Disques Dreyfus.
    • 2344120.
  • Jean‐Michel Jarre

    EQUINOXE 4

    • THE ESSENTIAL.
    • DREYFUS.
    • 826-420-2.
  • Édith Piaf

    LES TROIS CLOCHES

    • 25TH ANNIVERSARY.
    • EMI.
    • 7905612-1454.
  • Ray Charles

    What'd I Say

    • THE DEFINITIVE SOUND OF ATLANTIC SOUL.
    • WARNER.
    • 7567-80595-9.
  • Bob Neel, Chet Baker, Carson Smith & Russ Freeman

    Long Ago and Far Away

    • Let's Get Lost The Best of Chet Baker Sings.
    • Pacific Jazz.
    • CDP-7929322.
  • The Who

    BABA O'RILEY

    • WHO'S NEXT.
    • POLYDOR.
    • 527 760-2.
  • The Who

    ANYWAY ANYHOW ANYWHERE

    • THE WHO MY GENERATION.
    • MCA.
    • 088112 92.
  • Kraftwerk

    Autobahn

    • Autobahn.
    • Mute.
    • CDSTUMM = 303.
  • Jean‐Michel Jarre

    OXYGENE - PART I

    • OXYGENE.
    • POLYDOR.
    • N/A-2310 555.
  • Jean‐Michel Jarre

    OXYGENE (PART IV)

    • OXYGENE.
    • DREYFUS/POLDYDOR.
    • 824 746-2.
  • Jean‐Michel Jarre

    Equinoxe Part 5

    • EQUINOXE.
    • POLYDOR.
    • POLD-5007.
  • Jean‐Michel Jarre

    Rendez-Vous 4

    • Essentials and Rarities.
    • Disques Dreyfus.
    • FDM46050362872.
  • Jean‐Michel Jarre

    Blah Blah Cafe

    • ZOOLOOK.
    • POLYDOR.
    • X-X.
  • Laurie Anderson

    O SUPERMAN

    • John Peel - Right Time, Wrong Speed.
    • Warner Special Marketing.
    • 51011-63972.
  • Jean-Michel Jarre and Laurie Anderson

    Rely On Me

    • Electronica 1: The Time Machine.
    • Aero Productions, Columbia, Sony Music.
    • 88875123472.
  • Jean‐Michel Jarre

    SOUVENIRS OF CHINA

    • AERO.
    • WARNER MUSIC FRANCE.
    • REF-001.
  • Nicolas Godin

    Elfe Man

    • Contrepoint.
    • Because Music ‎.
    • 256460525.
  • The Beatles

    A Day In The Life

    • APPLE.
  • The Bar‐Kays

    Shake Your Rump To The Funk

    • Mercury.

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