Jean Michelle Jarre Musician Composer And Music Producer


Jean-Michelle Jarre

The French musician, composer and music producer is one of the most successful artists of his time with 80 million toners sold. It is known for his compositions for synthesizers, which originated from the beginning of the 1970s.

Technology and Music – Jarres versatile combination to success

Jarres way to music

As the son of a movie music composer in Hollywood, Jarre learned at the age of five years, but was only interested in music when his mother with him his tenth birthday visited the Paris Jazz Club ‘Le Chat Qui Pêche’ and from the Jazz Trumpeter Chat Baker got a slurry presented. Two bands founded Jarre in the 1960s: ‘Mystére IV’ and ‘The Dustbins’. In 1969 he played under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer in the ‘Groupe de Research Musicales’. Schaeffer dealt with the Musique Concrète. Jarres first composition ‘Happiness is a sad song’ was created. In 1971 he led his electronics ballet ‘Aor’ in the Parisian Opera as the youngest composer and published his first single ‘La Cage’. In 1972 followed the LP ‘Desert Palace’. Smaller compositions for radio, television and advertising were created and also the film music of the Jean-Chapot film published in 1973, the Lioness and her hunter ‘comes from Jarres feather. French musicians Christophe, Francoise Hardy, Patrick Juvet and Gérard Lenorman were more musicians for which Jarre composed.

‘Oxygene’ – the breakthrough

His album ‘Oxygène’ was released in 1976 and celebrated as a breakthrough. Three years later, the first major concert of Jarre took place on the Place de la Concorde in Paris in Paris. Light effects, projections and fireworks accompanied the show, which received a place with over a million viewers as a viewer stronger concert of all times in the Guinness Book of the Records. The album ‘Magnetic Fields’ appeared in 1981 and let Jarre introduce sampling. This was followed by the album ‘Music for Supermarkets’ in 1983 and ‘Zoolok’ in 1984. Jarre sampled human voices from over 20 languages and involved artists like Laurie Anderson, Marcus Miller and Adrian Belev. Two years later, Jarre was invited by the US state of Texas and He US Space Authority NASA to a jubilee celebration and presented a light and laser show again. 800.000 people were part of the live album ‘in Concert Houston-Lyon’. The album ‘Destination Docklands’ was followed in 1990, whose concert took place in 1988 on a floating stage.

Jarres versatile development

Jarre always developed his compositions by means of the Steeldrum Group ‘Amoco Renegades’ on the Album ‘Waiting for Cousteau’. Caribbean sounds gave Jarres music thereby another nuance. In the Guinness Book of Records, Jarre received a Patz as he invited the entire architecture including the Grande Arche at a concert at the Paris Hochhausviertel La Défense. Two million viewers filled the area to the Parisian triumphal arch. Also in the composition of the alarm sounds Jarre is represented. So he wrote the melody of the first year for the watch manufacturer ‘Swatch’ in 1992. Europe-wide toured Jarre in 1993 to the album ‘Chronology’ on his ‘Europe in Concert’ Tour. In Hong Kong, a live album also emerged in 1994 with the title of the city. More performances in live shows followed and also the 850-year-old anniversary of the city of Moscow enriched Jarre by his concert that he called ‘Oxygen in Moscow’. In his’ Oxygene series, Jarre used numerous remixes, which brought him to bring together their stylistics used to a concert. However, the first test screening was held by the audience under the title ‘Electronic Nights’ as it on the 14th. July 1998 under the Eiffel Tower took place. Nevertheless, Jarres music career was enriched by contributions at the World Cup in 1998 and the New Year’s Eve Christmas in the Pyramids of Gizi.

Jarre in the new millennium

The album ‘Métamorphoses’ seemed exactly a year later and ruled the restart in 2001, in which Jarre returned to his classic concert style. Less viewers, smaller performances and yet unusual stages such as the in the midst of a wind turbine in the wind farm ‘Gammel Vrå Enge’ at Aalborg in Denmark now became its standard. Only on the 1. March 2010 Jarre toured again through Europe and has been working with different artists such as’ Boyz Noize ‘, 3D by’ Massive Attack and John Carpenter to a music project that he called ‘E-Project’. It was demonstrated as ‘Electronica 1 – The Time Machine’ and completed in 2016 with the work ‘Electronica 2: the Heart of Noise’. For a year he toured on the ‘Electronica World Tour’. Jarre published with Edward Snowden on 15. April 2016 the Techno-Track ‘EXIT’. Snowden on this work spoke a monologue in the form of a manifesto. On the 7. November Jarre published a generative app for iOS and iPados named ‘Eōn’ published by his production company ‘Aero Productions’. Algorithms can produce an audiovisual experience based on music and graphics.

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