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Jean Michel Jarre

Background information
Born 1948
Origin Flag of France Lyon, France
Genre(s) Instrumental music
New Age
Electronic music
Occupation(s) Composer,
Artist,
Music producer
Instrument(s) Synthesizer, keyboard
Years active c. 1971–present
Label(s) Disques Dreyfus,
Polygram,
Sony Music,
Warner Music,
iTunes
Website www.JeanMichelJarre.com

Jean-Michel André Jarre (born August 24, 1948 in Lyon, France) is a French composer, performer and music producer. He is highly regarded as one of the pioneers in the Electronic and New Age music genres, as well as the organiser of record-breaking outdoor spectacles of his music, which feature laser displays and fireworks, linking music with the surrounding environment and architecture. Jarre has sold an estimated 80 million albums and singles over his career. [1] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 564 KB) en: Jean-Michel Jarre giving autographs in the EMPiK Megastore Nowy Åšwiat during his visit in Warsaw, 3rd August 2005. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: (Franco-Provençal: Forward, forward, Lyon the best) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Rhône-Alpes Department Rhône (69) Subdivisions 9 arrondissements Intercommunality Urban Community of Lyon Mayor Gérard Collomb  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Instrumental An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or piece without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments. ... New Age music, is a vaguely defined style of music that is generally quite melodic and often primarily instrumental. ... Electronic music is a term for music created using electronic devices. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of activities to do with creating art, practising the arts and/or demonstrating an art. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A synthesizer (or synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument designed to produce electronically generated sound, using techniques such as additive, subtractive, FM, physical modelling synthesis, phase distortion, or Scanned synthesis. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Disques Dreyfus is a music label home to artists such as Jean Michel Jarre and Klement Julienne. ... PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ... ... Warner Music Group is one of the Big Four record labels. ... The correct title of this article is . ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: (Franco-Provençal: Forward, forward, Lyon the best) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Rhône-Alpes Department Rhône (69) Subdivisions 9 arrondissements Intercommunality Urban Community of Lyon Mayor Gérard Collomb  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics... A composer is a person who writes music. ... The performing arts are those forms of art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artists own body, face and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Electronic music is a term for music created using electronic devices. ... New Age music, is a vaguely defined style of music that is generally quite melodic and often primarily instrumental. ... In general spectacle refers to an event that is memorable for the appearance it creates. ... Copper Bromide laser in operation. ... It has been suggested that Firework be merged into this article or section. ...


His original artistic name was Jean-Michel Jarre but c. 1991 he dropped the dash in the name.

Contents

Musical career

Musical upbringing

Jarre is the son of Maurice Jarre, a famous composer of film music, and France Pejot, a member of the French resistance during the World War II. When Jean Michel was five, however, his father departed for Hollywood and Jarre would not have much contact with him from then on [2]. But it was also at the same time that Jarre began studying classical piano, which he later abandoned. During his youth, he formed a band called Mystère IV. In the late 1960s, he started experimenting with tape loops, radios and other electronic devices, until, in 1968, he joined the Groupe de Recherche Musicale (GRM), under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer, the "father" of musique concrète, where he was introduced to synthesizers. Maurice Jarre (born in Lyon, France, September 13, 1924) is a French composer of film scores, noted for his use of the Ondes Martenot, and for the scores of many films including a series of David Lean films, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryans Daughter (1970) and A... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Tape loops are loops of prerecorded magnetic tape used to create repetitive, rhythmic musical patterns. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... GRM can refer to: Grassroots Motorsports, a racing magazine Gross Rent Multiplier, a real estate concept Category: ... Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer (August 14, 1910–August 19, 1995) was a French composer, noted as the inventor of musique concrète. ... // Much like electroacoustic music, Musique concrète (French; literally, concrete music), has been subject to conflicting perceptions about its character. ... A synthesizer (or synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument designed to produce electronically generated sound, using techniques such as additive, subtractive, FM, physical modelling synthesis, phase distortion, or Scanned synthesis. ...


The Dreyfus years

Oxygene (1977) was Jarre's breakthrough album.

In the early 1970s, Jarre released his first solo single La Cage (1969), as well as his first two album projects; Deserted Palace (released on Sam Fox Productions/Dreyfus, 1973) and the soundtrack for the film Les Granges Brulées (Dreyfus, 1973). It wasn't until 1976, however, that Jarre secured a recording contract with Polydor (after the initial first release on Disques Motors) with his first major multi-million selling album, Oxygene (although it wasn't until 1977 when the album was released internationally after the initial release in France that Oxygene became world renowned). Oxygene is considered by some to be the most important and influential electronic music album ever. Contrasted with his contemporaries, such as the rather clinical, hard, futuristic sound of Kraftwerk, or the more 'cosmic' and murky Tangerine Dream, Oxygene had a lush, spacey and strongly melodic sound reminiscent of the sound of Walter Carlos on the soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange released a few years earlier, and was a big commercial success worldwide. The track Oxygene Part IV was released as a single and became one of the best-known pieces of electronic music ever. Key components of Jarre's sound included his use of the Electroharmonix Small Stone phaser on synthetic string pads, and liberal use of echo on various sound effects generated by the VCS3 synthesizer. scanned album cover image This is an album cover. ... scanned album cover image This is an album cover. ... Oxygene is an album of instrumental electronic music composed and produced by Jean Michel Jarre, and released in 1976 (see 1976 in music) on Disques Dreyfus, licensed to Polydor. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... Oxygene is an album of instrumental electronic music composed and produced by Jean Michel Jarre, and released in 1976 (see 1976 in music) on Disques Dreyfus, licensed to Polydor. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Kraftwerk (pronounced [], German for power station) is a German musical group which has made significant contributions to the development of experimental and electronic music. ... Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music group founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. ... Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos, November 14, 1939) American composer and electronic musician. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Electro Harmonix are a company that makes electronic sound processors based in New York. ... A phaser is an audio signal processor used to filter a signal by attenuating a series of notches in the frequency spectrum. ... ECHO is a German music award granted every year by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (an association of recording companies). ... The VCS 3 (from Voltage Control for Studio with 3 components) is an oscillation effects musical analog synthesiser, initially made in 1969 by EMS. The VCS 3 was smaller and less cumbersome than the Moog Taurus and similar early synthesizers. ...


In 1978, his second album Equinoxe was released. Jarre developed his sound, employing more dynamic and rhythmic elements, particularly a greater use of sequencing on basslines. Much of this was achieved using custom equipment developed by his collaborator Michel Geiss. A concert on the Place de la Concorde in Paris in 1979 followed the release. This concert attracted one million people, which was Jarre's first entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the largest crowd at an outdoor concert. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Equinoxe was the second major-label album release by Jean-Michel Jarre, released in 1978 on Disques Dreyfus, licensed to Polydor. ... In genetics and biochemistry, sequencing means to determine the primary structure (or primary sequence) of an unbranched biopolymer. ... Michel Geiss is a French sound-engineer, instrument designer and musician who was a long-time collaborator of Jean-Michel Jarre. ... The Place de la Concorde seen from the Pont de la Concorde; in front, the Obelisk, behind, the Rue Royale and the Church of the Madeleine; on the left, the Hôtel de Crillon. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ...


In October 1981, Jarre was the first Western pop-artist who was granted permission to give concerts in the People's Republic of China. Also during this year, Les Chants Magnétiques (Magnetic Fields - note that the French title is a pun which also means Magnetics Songs, or Magnetic Singing) was released to much acclaim, and was followed by the release of Les Concerts En Chine (The Concerts in China) album in 1982 and is marked as his first live album release, comprising of recordings from his tour of China during 1981. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Magnetic Fields (also known as ) is the third album by Jean-Michel Jarre, and was released in 1981 on Disques Dreyfus. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1983, he created the album Musique pour Supermarché (Music for Supermarkets), which had a print run of one single copy. The album was made expressly to voice Jarre's distaste and disregard for the music business. Jarre destroyed all the master records from his studio work, allowed a radio station (Radio Luxembourg) to broadcast the album once and auctioned it, raising £10,000 for French artists. People recorded the album using their tape recorders while it was broadcast on the radio, so they can listen to that album, at a very poor quality though (the radio station was an AM station). Songs from this album were later reworked into future albums. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Radio Luxembourg (1933-1992, 2005-)was an important forerunner of pirate radio and modern commercial radio in Europe. ...


In 1984, Zoolook was released, relying heavily on the sampler capabilities of the Fairlight CMI (which Jarre had been using, albeit on a smaller role, since Magnetic Fields). The album featured many different words and speech, recorded in different languages around the world, to create different sounds and effects. Laurie Anderson provided the vocals for the track 'Diva'. With its Rock Music underpinnings, Zoolook resides nicely amongst a mere handful of pop and rock albums (notably Kate Bush's 1982 album "The Dreaming", Yello's 1985 "Stella", 1983's "(Who's Afraid Of) The Art of Noise?" by Art of Noise, 1982's "Naked Eyes" by Naked Eyes, and 1985's "How To Be a Zillionaire" by ABC) that made intensive and sometimes exhaustive use of the Fairlight. It is perhaps too easy to overlook the lengthy list of live (and much-sought) musicians that also made contributions to Zoolook, giving the album a cinematic scope and breadth, courtesy of Mark A Fuller. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An AKAI MPC2000 sampler // [edit] Overview The emergence of the digital sampler made sampling far more practical, and as samplers added progressively more digital processing to their recorded sounds, they began to merge into the mainstream of modern digital synthesizers. ... The Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) was the first digital sampling synthesizer. ... Laurie Anderson (born Laura Phillips Anderson, on June 5, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) is an American experimental performance artist and musician. ... Kate Bush (born Catherine Mary Bush 30 July 1958, Bexleyheath, Kent, now part of Greater London), is an English female solo singer and musician. ... Yellos newly created Logo Yello is a popular Swiss electronica band consisting of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank. ... The Art of Noise was a pop group formed in 1983 by producer Trevor Horn, music journalist Paul Morley, and session musicians/studio hands Anne Dudley, J.J. Jeczalik, and Gary Langan. ... Naked Eyes was an Eighties synthpop duo, best known for their first single, a cover of the Burt Bacharach / Hal David standard (Theres) Always Something There to Remind Me (Bacharach himself has cited the cover as a personal favourite). ... ABC is an English New Romantic band that charted eleven Top 40 singles between 1981 and 1990. ...


In 1986, NASA and the city of Houston asked him to do a concert to celebrate NASA's 25th anniversary and the city of Houston's 150th anniversary. During that concert, astronaut Ronald McNair was to play the saxophone part of Jarre's piece Rendez-Vous VI while in orbit on board the Space Shuttle Challenger. It was to have been the first piece of music recorded in space, for the album Rendez-Vous. After the Challenger disaster of January 28, 1986 which killed McNair, the piece was recorded with a different saxophonist, retitled Ron's piece and the album dedicated to the seven Challenger astronauts. The Houston concert entered the Guinness Book of Records for the audience of over 1.5 million. During the concert, Houston native Kirk Whalum performed Ron McNair's saxophone part on Ron's Piece. The concert featured giant projections of photographic images and laser patterns onto the buildings of downtown Houston, including a gigantic white screen on the front face of the Texaco Heritage Plaza building, which was under construction at the time. Due to vehicles stopping on the freeway passing the concert venue the freeways had to be closed down for the duration of the concert. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American space agency. ... Houston redirects here. ... Ronald Erwin McNair, Ph. ... Space Shuttle Challenger (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) was NASAs second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service, after Columbia. ... The launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission 51L/STS-33, the 25th of the STS (Space Transportation System) program, began at an estimated time of 16:38:00. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... Kirk Whalum (born 11th, July 1958 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a jazz fusion tenor saxophonist. ...


Later in 1986, Jarre performed in his birth city of Lyon as part of the celebrations for Pope John Paul II's visit to the city. The Pope was in attendance and introduced the concert with a good-night blessing (a recording of which forms part of the album Cities In Concert - Houston/Lyon). 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: (Franco-Provençal: Forward, forward, Lyon the best) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Rhône-Alpes Department Rhône (69) Subdivisions 9 arrondissements Intercommunality Urban Community of Lyon Mayor Gérard Collomb  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II) born   [] (May 18, 1920, Wadowice, Poland – April 2, 2005, Vatican City) reigned as Pope of the Catholic...


In 1988 the album Revolutions was released. Jarre, along with guests such as Hank Marvin, the legendary guitarist from The Shadows, performed this album and selected highlights from his discography at an event entitled Destination Docklands in front of 200,000 people (not including the thousands of observers who witnessed the event from outside the official concert gates) in two concerts on October 8 and October 9 1988. The event utilized the industrial backdrop of London's Royal Victoria Docks in the East End. The original show was supposed to be scheduled as a one off on the 24 September 1988, but due to safety issues with both Newham local council and London Fire brigade the license was turned down for the larger event. After Jarres crews had not maintained the safety aspect of the crowd,and after several vigourous meetings and negotiations (and Jarre potentially looking for other sites including Tilbury docks and Edinburgh castle to host the event) the application for the license was finally granted, but for two smaller audience capacity shows. Although the shows went ahead, they were not without hiccups. Bad weather had threatened to break Jarre's "Battleship" floating stage from its moorings, risking safety to the crew and also musicians and choirists. Although the original plan was to have Jarre float across the Royal docks it was deemed too unsafe due to the weather and hence was chained to the dockside. Despite this the concerts were well received, although the audience was soaked due to pouring rain and biting winds, but it was deemed a success and many of the British public attending will recall it as a very special and unique experience, including Princess of Wales (Lady Diana) who attended the concert and became a friend and fan of Jarre's music over his career. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hank B. Marvin (born Brian Robson Rankin, 28 October 1941, Newcastle upon Tyne, England) is the lead guitarist of the (mainly) instrumental group The Shadows, formed initially as a backing band for Cliff Richard. ... The Shadows are an English instrumental rock n roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s. ... Jarre and Hank Marvin at the Docklands Destination Docklands was a concert held by musician Jean-Michel Jarre on the Royal Victoria Docks, Docklands, London on October 8 and October 9, 1988. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Camilla Mountbatten-Windsor, the current Princess of Wales. ...


One aspect of the show generally regarded as amusing was during the transportation of several large Mirror Balls (some 4 m diameter) which Jarre had commissioned for the show to be hung from the large dockside cranes. Whilst en route to the docks, one of the lorries had lost one of the balls on the roadside. On the same night a satellite was due to enter the Earths atmosphere from space. A member of the public reported the sighting of a sphere like spacecraft rolling on the road, and hence caused major panic, as police feared it was the satellite!

On July 14, 1990 Jarre broke his own record in the Guinness Book of Records again with a concert at La Defense, Paris where 2.5 million people watched Jarre light up the Parisian business district. The album En Attendant Cousteau (Waiting for Cousteau) was also released in this year, and was dedicated to the French sea explorer, Jacques Cousteau. Image File history File links Waiting_for_Cousteau_Jarre_Album. ... Image File history File links Waiting_for_Cousteau_Jarre_Album. ... Waiting for Cousteau (French title: En attendant Cousteau) is an album by Jean-Michel Jarre, released in 1990 on Disques Dreyfus, licensed to Polydor. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... La Défense, the new skyline of Paris La Défense is a district of high-rise offices, apartment blocks and shopping complexes over part of the communes of Nanterre, Courbevoie and Puteaux (all in the Hauts-de-Seine département), to the west of Paris. ... Jacques-Yves Cousteau in 1976. ...


During early 1991, Jarre started promotion for a concert to take place in the Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Mexico during the great solar eclipse of July 11, 1991. Some sources mention problems with several sponsors and local authorities as the reasons that halted the project [3] 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Teotihuacan was the largest Pre-Columbian known city in the Americas, and the name Teotihuacan is used to refer to the civilization this city dominated, which at its greatest extent included most of Mesoamerica. ... Photo taken during the 1999 eclipse. ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


However, in the documentary "Making the Steamroller Fly" included in the Oxygene Moscow DVD, Jarre and other collaborators mention that the concert was cancelled due to the fact that one cargo ship containing a specially built, pyramidal stage and other technical equipment sunk during the trip to Mexico, making impossible for the crew to replace it in time for the concert. Jarre says that his dissapointment was such that "he could not cope with Mexican food for two years".


In 1993, Jarre released his first work to be largely influenced by the techno-music scene that had been developing since about 1989. Entitled "Chronologie", the album was, from a technical standpoint, a revision to a concept employed by Jarre in his "Oxygene/Equinoxe" period, where a grandiose overture provides the emotional feel and sonic timbre for the rest of the following, more rhythmic pieces. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


This time, however, the tracks would feature newer state-of-the-art synthesizers, swooshing sampled clocks (fitting the theme of the album) and contemporary rhythms driving the tempo – a style that became threaded throughout most of the work that followed. In inspiring a generation of electronic musicians with his work from the 1970s and '80s, Jarre in turn found himself drawn to the trance genre which followed him in the '90s. He enlisted several artists of that generation, including Praga Khan, to remix tracks for the B sides of the singles. Jarre followed through the promotion of the Chronologie album with a tour,the first large scale tour Jarre had undertaken since the mini tour of China back in 1981. The Tour entitled "Europe In Concert" was a series of concerts on a smaller scale than that of previous one-offs, but heavily featured a backdrop of makeshift skyscrapers and also skytrackers, laser imaging, and a fireworks. This took Jarre across several European cities, including Lausanne, Mont St Michel, London, Manchester, Barcelona and Versailles Palace in Paris. Jarre did one final concert in Hong Kong in 1994, unfortunately due to laws, fireworks were omitted from the show. Jarre released a double live album of Hong Kong, which featured many of the same renditions of the Europe In Concert tracks, with some reworkings of the older album versions. Praga Khan (real name: Maurice Engelen) is an early techno music musician. ...


However, to fans reminiscing for the subtle tonal quality and phased sounds of Jarre's early work, 1997 would not be a disappointing year. "Oxygene 7–13" was released to reveal that a coherent sonic story over the course of an album was something that Jarre could still achieve in the sequel-of-sorts to his 1976 landmark release. This album brought back the VCS 3 synthesizer and Mellotron, among others. One can hear inspiration from "Oxygene (Part IV)" and "Equinoxe (Part II)" in the two-movement piece "Oxygene 7", while many of the other techno-based tracks on the album suggest a combination of Jarre's inspiration from both the "Oxygene" and "Chronologie" periods. "Oxygene 10" would also be the first piece composed by Jarre to feature him playing a theremin. Jarre once again toured Europe to support the album, this time focusing on smaller, indoor venues with a stripped down version of his large outdoor extravaganzas. Jarre visited several countries he had never played before. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Léon Theremin playing an early theremin The theremin (originally pronounced but often anglicized as [1]), or thereminvox, is one of the earliest fully electronic musical instruments. ...


On September 6, 1997, Jarre played in Moscow to celebrate the 850th anniversary of the city. The Moscow State University was used as the backdrop for a spectacular display of image projections, skytrackers and fireworks, with an audience of 3.5 million. This was Jarre's fourth record and entry into the Guinness record book for the largest free concert audience ever. The concert was also the same day that the Princess Diana funeral took place. Jarre spoke of his friendship with her and requested a moment of silence and then dedicated a song in her memory called "Souvenirs" (Aka Souvenir of China). September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russian: Московский государственный университет имени Ðœ.Ð’.Ломоносова, often abbreviated МГУ, MSU, MGU) is the largest and the oldest university in Russia, founded in 1755. ... Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Mountbatten-Windsor, née Spencer) (1 July 1961–31 August 1997), commonly, but incorrectly, known as Princess Diana, was for fifteen years the wife of HRH The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. ...


Metamorphoses

On December 31 1999 Jarre held a spectacular music and light show in the Egyptian desert, near Giza. The show, called The 12 Dreams of the Sun, celebrated the new millennium and 5,000 years of civilization in Egypt. It also offered a preview of his new album, Metamorphoses.the concert which started on new years eve and followed all the way through to the dawn of the new Millennium in a 12 hour spectacular which including many performances from local artists and Musicians,the concert used the backdrop of the Great pyramids to project images onto,but fog during the evening concert by Jarre on the evening caused the projections on the facades of the Pyramids to be blocked from view,jarre played for around 2 hours during the build up to the New millennium with a countdown at Midnight and spectacular firework display and then returned on stage in the early morning to perform a second slot to see in the first sunrise of the new Millennium. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Pyramids of Giza in 1960s Egypt: Site of Giza or Al Jizah (top center). ...


Jarre released "Metamorphoses", his first fully-vocal album, in 2000. The compositions and their arrangement on this techno-based album co-produced with Joachim Garraud are extremely imaginative, and marked a departure from Jarre's previous style. He began integrating sound effects, including the radio interference from Mobile phones (used on the track "Tout est Bleu") and also sampled his coffee making machine and also from Apple computers, including an implementation of Macintalk, a Macintosh program that allowed Jarre to have a computer generated voice speak his strange lyrics on the song "Love, Love, Love". Laurie Anderson made her second guest appearance in the Jarre discography on the opening track. The listener was also treated to collaborations with Natacha Atlas on vocals, and Sharon Corr of Irish pop group The Corrs on violin. "Metamorphoses" was not released in the USA until a couple of years later. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sharon Corr Sharon Helga Corr, MBE (born March 24, 1970 in Dundalk, Ireland) is a musician and member of the Irish folk-rock band The Corrs. ... The Corrs are a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Celtic folk-rock and pop rock group from Dundalk, Republic of Ireland. ...


In 2001 Jarre performed a concert in collaboration with Arthur C. Clarke and Tetsuya "TK" Komuro in the Okinawa beaches, to celebrate the "real" beginning of the new millennium. The concert was called Rendez-vous in Space and the short-lived group called itself The ViZitors. Later that year, Jarre played at the Acropolis in Greece a charity concert for the Elpida Foundation. 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (born December 16, 1917) is a British science-fiction author and inventor, most famous for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the prefecture. ... The Acropolis of Athens, seen from the hill of the Pnyx to the west. ...


The Aero years

In 2002, Jarre performed a concert called "Aero" at Gammel Vrå Enge wind farm, just outside Aalborg in Denmark, to a rather wet audience of approximately 50,000. A studio-album of mostly retooled Jarre classics was later released in 2004, in combined DVD and CD forms. The DVD featured 5.1 sound, with DTS and Dolby Digital tracks. Jarre affirmed that this was the first ever musical work conceived for 5.1 sound. The video to accompany the musical tracks was a fixed very close-up shot of Anne Parillaud's eyes reacting in real time to the music. The album also featured inside the sleeve notes a collection of various pictures and artwork of Jarre's fans from around the world. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Look up aero- in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wind turbines in Neuenkirchen, Dithmarschen (Germany). ... View of Aalborg railroad station from J.F. Kennedys Square, 2004 Aalborg (help· info) is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in North Jutland County on the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. ... DTS may stand for: Digital Theater System (a multichannel audio source for synchronized film sound) Data Transformation Services (Microsoft database tool for Extract, Transform and Load operations) Dragons Tooth Sword (a fictional weapon from the video game Deus Ex) Dallas Theological Seminary (an evangelical Christian seminary in Dallas, TX... Dolby Digital logotype Dolby Digital is the marketing name for a series of lossy audio compression technologies by Dolby Laboratories. ... Anne Parillaud (born May 6, 1960 in Paris, France) is a French actress. ...


2002 would also mark the release of "Sessions 2000", a set of experimental synth-jazz pieces that were stylistically distinct from anything Jarre had previously released. The work on this album is decidedly less rhythm-oriented than Jarre's previous work from "Equinoxe" on. It is also rumoured to have been a quick ditch effort album for Jarre to get out of his contractual terms with Francis Dreyfus.

AERO (2004)

In 2003, Jarre released the album Geometry of Love for dance club VIP Lounge, in Paris, taking the 'inspired by the club generation' all the way. While Jarre's contemporary albums found themselves drawn to the pulsing rhythms of the dancefloor, Geometry of Love had its spiritual home in the chill-out room at the back, with lush, sprawling, sublime works washing over the listener. Image File history File links AERO_album_cover. ... Image File history File links AERO_album_cover. ... Look up aero- in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On October 10, 2004, Jarre performed two consecutive concerts, first in the Forbidden City, followed immediately by a smaller concert in Tienanmen Square in China, to commemorate open China’s "Year of France" cultural exchange season. Choosing a picturesque location at Wumen Gate in the Forbidden City, Jarre performed with both modern and traditional Chinese orchestras, choir, opera singers, and several guest musicians including Chen Lin, and guitarist Patrick Rondat. Jarre was prevented from performing with China’s Cui Jian whose songs were sung by student demonstrators in 1989. While it is the first section of the performance that is of historical significance (the Forbidden City being very much as its name suggests - the audience comprised of about 15,000 spectators, most of them special guests), the second half had a more muted stage arrangement, providing the closest Jarre had ever had to an 'after-gig' show - with an audience of 9,000 expectant Chinese. This concert was broadcast in HDTV with 5.1 sound by some satellite channels. 5.1 sound was also used on the stage. A combined DVD/CD of these concerts, Jarre In China was released in 2005 with THX-mastered sound. October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Chinese imperial palace in Beijing. ... Tiananmen Square (Simplified Chinese: 天安门广场; Traditional Chinese: 天安門廣場; pinyin: ) is the large plaza near the center of Beijing, China, named for the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. ... Meridian Gate, viewed from the south The Meridian Gate (Traditional Chinese: 午門; Simplified Chinese: 午门; pinyin: WÇ”mén) is the southern (and largest) gate of the Forbidden City. ... Chen Lin a minister during the Three Kingdoms Period of China. ... Patrick Rondat is a French guitarist. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Cui (å´”). Cui Jian (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Korean: 최건; born August 2, 1961) is a Beijing-based musician, songwriter, trumpet player, guitarist and composer. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ... Surround sound is the concept of expanding the spatial imaging of audio playback from 1 dimension (mono/Left-Right) to 2D or 3D. This is often performed for a more realistic audio environment, actively implemented in cinema sound systems, technical theatre, home entertainment, video arcades, computer gaming, and a growing... THX logo This article is about the sound-system standard promulgated by George Lucas company. ...


On August 26, 2005, Jarre performed a long-form concert called "Space of Freedom" in Gdańsk, Poland to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Solidarity. Around 170,000 people attended the paid-entry concert. Lech Wałęsa was present on stage. August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (239th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jarre playing the laser harp Space of Freedom was a concert performed by French musician Jean-Michel Jarre in GdaÅ„sk Shipyard in GdaÅ„sk, Poland on August 26, 2005 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Solidarity trade unions founding. ... GdaÅ„sk ( ; IPA: ), also known by its German name Danzig ( ) and several other names, is the sixth-largest city in Poland and is Polands principal seaport and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. ... Solidarity (Polish: ; full name: Independent Self-governing Trade Union Solidarity — Niezależny SamorzÄ…dny ZwiÄ…zek Zawodowy Solidarność) is a Polish trade union federation founded in September 1980 at the then Lenin Shipyards, and originally led by Lech WaÅ‚Ä™sa. ... Lech WaÅ‚Ä™sa (IPA: ; born September 29, 1943, Popowo, Poland) is a Polish politician, a former trade union and human rights activist, and also a former electrician. ...


On September 10, 2005 Jarre made a short-form concert at the LinX Live Show for the official opening of the Eurocam Media Centre, containing Belgian HDTV Company Euro1080s new HDTV Studios, in Lint, Belgium. September 10 is the 253rd day of the Gregorian calendar (254th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In September, 2006 Tadlow Music released a special symphonic album, titled "The Symphonic Jean Michel Jarre" with 20 cover versions of Jarre tracks on 2 CDs. Jarre has supported this album, including his voice in one track. There is also a special limited 3-disc set with a bonus DVD containing 5.1 surround mixes of all the tracks. In pop music a cover version is a new rendition of a previously recorded song. ...


In his role of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Jean-Michel Jarre performed a concert named "Water for Life" in the Sahara Desert, near Merzouga, Morocco on December 16, 2006, to celebrate the year of desertification in the world.[4][5] Water for Life was the name of a concert given by French electronic musician Jean Michel Jarre on December 16, 2006 in the dunes of the Sahara desert at Merzouga, Morocco. ... -1... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Jarre has released a new original studio album, being his first real studio album since "Metamorphoses".[6][7] This new studio album, entitled "Téo & Téa", was released by Warner Music and iTunes on March 26 2007. There are two singles planned to be released for this album[8], with the first single promoted on YouTube around the end of January[9]. A web site was created to promote this album. Jarre has stated that this album comes after a dark period in his private and professional life.[10] Téo & Téa is the name of an album by French composer and artist Jean Michel Jarre. ... YouTube is a popular free video sharing website which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. ...


During 2006, Jarre was stated to produce an experimental TV series titled Mort-Mouvance, directed by Ellibert Mozart Fuzzkhan, who also produced a fake website of AeroProd, the company which produces Jarre's projects. The TV series and web sites turned out to be a hoax, and Jarre is pressing legal charges against the owners of those sites. [11][12]


Jarre has stated that he has finished the soundtrack for a movie directed by Volker Schlondorff.[13] Volker Schlondorff Volker Schlöndorff (born in Wiesbaden, Germany on March 31, 1939) is a Berlin-based German filmmaker. ...


Personal life

Jarre was married to Flore Guillard from January 20, 1975 until circa 1977.[14] Later he was married to British actress and photographer Charlotte Rampling from October 7, 1978 until circa 1998. In 2002 he became publicly engaged to French actress Isabelle Adjani, but later she ended this relationship.[15] On May 12, 2005 he married French actress Anne Parillaud. January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Rampling modeling on a Mickey Spillane book cover, 1972. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... La Reine Margot Isabelle Yasmine Adjani (born June 27, 1955) is one of Frances best known actresses. ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anne Parillaud (born May 6, 1960 in Paris, France) is a French actress. ...


Jarre has three children:

  • Emilie, with Flore Guillard.
  • Barnaby Southcombe, Charlotte Rampling's son from a previous marriage.
  • David, Charlotte and Jarre's son.

Awards and recognitions

An asteroid, 4422 Jarre, has been named in honor of him.[16] 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The Grand Prix du Disque is the premier French award for musical recordings. ... LAcadémie Charles Cros, the French equivalent of the US Recording Academy, is named in honor of Charles Cros. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Grand Prix du Disque is the premier French award for musical recordings. ... LAcadémie Charles Cros, the French equivalent of the US Recording Academy, is named in honor of Charles Cros. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Victoires de la musique is a French award show that recognizes the best singers of the year. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Victoires de la musique is a French award show that recognizes the best singers of the year. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Victoires de la musique is a French award show that recognizes the best singers of the year. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors are celebrity advocates of UNESCO and utilize their talent or fame to spread the UNESCO ideals. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Chiang Kai-sheks Légion dhonneur. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2007)    - Density 10,469,000   9684. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... The International Federation of Phonogram and Videogram Producers (IFPI) is an international record industry organization based in Zurich, Switzerland. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... It has been suggested that minor planet be merged into this article or section. ... This is a list of asteroids named after people. ...


Selected discography

A complete discography is available at jarre.ch.

Singles

  • La Cage/Erosmachine (1970, 7" single only)
  • Cartolina/Helza (1972, 7" single only, released under the name 1906)

Studio albums

Limited edition studio albums

Live albums

  • The Concerts in China (Les Concerts En Chine) (1982)
  • In Concert Houston-Lyon (1987, 1997 replaced by Cities In Concert Houston-Lyon)
  • Jarre Live (1989, 1996 renamed Destination Docklands)
  • Hong Kong (1994)
  • Live From Gdańsk - (Koncert w Stoczni) (2005, released as stand-alone CD exclusively in Central Europe)
  • Live Printemps de Bourges 2002 (2006, released exclusively on iTunes)

Original Scores

  • Les Granges Brûlées (1973)
  • Palawan : Le dernier refuge (1991, documentary, on DVD in France [17])
  • Qui Veut Devenir Une Star (2001) (on DVD in Japan)

Soundtracks (credited)

A complete list is available at Jean-Michel Jarre at the Internet Movie Database La Cage is the 1969 debut single by Jean-Michel Jarre. ... Deserted Palace is an album of expirimental instrumental electronic music composed and produced by Jean-Michel Jarre, and released in 1972 on Sam Fox. ... Oxygene is an album of instrumental electronic music composed and produced by Jean Michel Jarre, and released in 1976 (see 1976 in music) on Disques Dreyfus, licensed to Polydor. ... Equinoxe was the second major-label album release by Jean-Michel Jarre, released in 1978 on Disques Dreyfus, licensed to Polydor. ... Magnetic Fields (also known as Les Chants Magnétiques) is the third album by Jean-Michel Jarre, and was released in 1981 on Disques Dreyfus. ... Zoolook is the fifth album by Jean-Michel Jarre, and released in 1984 on Disques Dreyfus. ... Rendezvous is the anglification of the French word Rendez-vous meaning appointment. (literally, meet you); it is pronounced RAHN-day-voo. ... Revolutions is the eighth album by Jean-Michel Jarre, and released in 1988 on A&M Records. ... Waiting for Cousteau (French title: En attendant Cousteau) is an album by Jean-Michel Jarre, released in 1990 on Disques Dreyfus, licensed to Polydor. ... Chronologie is an album by Jean-Michel Jarre, and released in 1993 on Disques Dreyfus, licensed to Polydor. ... Oxygene 7-13 is a 1997 album of instrumental electronic music by Jean-Michel Jarre. ... Metamorphoses is an album by Jean-Michel Jarre, and released in 2000 on Disques Dreyfus. ... Sessions 2000 is an album by Jean-Michel Jarre, and released in 2003 on Disques Dreyfus. ... Geometry of Love is an album by Jean-Michel Jarre, and released in 2003 on Disques Dreyfus. ... Téo & Téa is the name of an album by French composer and artist Jean Michel Jarre. ... Music for Supermarkets (Musique pour Supermarché) is a 1983 album of instrumental electronic music by Jean-Michel Jarre. ... Interior Music is an album by Jean-Michel Jarre, and released in 2001 as a special release for Bang & Olufsen. ... Sublime Mix is an album by Jean Michel Jarre, released in 2006 as a special limited edition promo for Jaguar France. ... Jaguar Cars Limited is a British luxury car manufacturer, with headquarters in Browns Lane, Coventry, England. ... The Concerts in China is a live album by Jean-Michel Jarre, which was recorded in 1981 and released in 1982 on Disques Dreyfus. ... Jean Michel Jarre: Live - Printemps de Bourges 2002 contains four previously unreleased Live Tracks from Jean Michel Jarres performance at the Printemps de Bourges Music Festival in Bourges, France on April 12th 2002, which Jean Michel Jarre performed to 100 Invited Guests. ... Categories: | ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...

Remixes and covers

Compilations

  • Musik aus Zeit und Raum (1983)
  • The Essential Jean Michel Jarre (1983, re-released in 1985 as The Essential 1976-1986)
  • Synthesis (1983, only issued in Italy)
  • The Laser Years (Les Années Laser) (1989, 9-CD box featuring Cities In Concert Houston-Lyon, originally not available separately)
  • Images – The Best of Jean Michel Jarre (1991 International Release and a differing French Release,1997 International Re-Release)
  • L'Intégrale (1992, 10-CD box)
  • The Complete Oxygene (1998, 2-CD box containing Oxygene and Oxygene 7-13 plus bonus track)
  • The Essential (2004)
  • AERO (2004)

Video releases

  • Place de la Concorde (1980, VHS PAL-G)
  • The China Concerts (1989, VHS PAL-G)
  • Rendez-vous Houston: A City in Concert (1989, VHS PAL-G)
  • Rendez-vous Lyon (1989, VHS PAL-G)
  • Destination Docklands (1989, VHS PAL-G)
  • Images: The Best of Jean Michel Jarre (1991, VHS NTSC)
  • Paris La Defense (1992, VHS SECAM/VHS PAL-G)
  • Europe in Concert (1994, VHS NTSC)
  • Concert pour la Tolerance (1995, Laserdisc SECAM)
  • Oxygen in Moscow (1997, DVD NTSC/VHS PAL-G, released on the USA and Brazil)
  • Paris Live: Rendez-vous 98 Electronic Night (1998, VHS NTSC, released on Japan as part of Tetsuya "TK" Komuro's "TK 1998" boxset)
  • Live in Beijing (2004, DVD PAL, 1-disc release in France only)
  • Jarre in China (2005, DVD PAL, 2-disc European re-release of the above with extra features)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre: Solidarnosc Live (2005, DVD NTSC; released in 1-disc and 2-disc DVD/CD versions)

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Chart Positions

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Concerts

Major spectacles

Main article: List of Jean-Michel Jarre concerts

During his career, and specially before 1990, Jean-Michel Jarre has given few concerts, compared to other artists. But most of these concerts have been big scale spectacles, often with audiences of millions, and using large buildings or even entire cities as stage. He has toured just three times, the first one in China during 1981, and twice in Europe during the 1990s. This article concerns the list of major concerts held by Jean-Michel Jarre, including summary and a tracklisting of each venue. ... (Redirected from 1990s in music) 1990 in music International trends Barbadian artists like Gabby, Spice and Square One bring a new sound to Trinidadian soca Mari Boines Gula Gula, and its titular hit single, bring Sami joik-based folk to popular attention Paradise Lost emerges at the forefront of...


Other performances

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Notable instruments

Throughout his concerts, Jarre uses several unusual or custom-built instruments. Some of these are:

  • The theremin, an early electronic instrument
  • The laser harp
  • The Cristal Baschet [18] [19]
  • The RhythmiComputer, Digisequencer and Matrisequencer, electronic sequencers designed and built by Michel Geiss
  • The LAG Circulaire, LAG Insecte, LAG Meuble, LAG Grand Central, Magic Keyboard and other custom keyboards (usually of semi-circular shape) made by LAG

Léon Theremin playing an early theremin The theremin (originally pronounced but often anglicized as [1]), or thereminvox, is one of the earliest fully electronic musical instruments. ... Jarre playing the laser harp A laser harp is an electronic musical instrument consisting of several laser beams to be blocked, in analogy with the plucking of the strings of a harp, in order to produce sounds. ... The Cristal Baschet is a musical instrument made from tuned glass rods. ... Michel Geiss is a French sound-engineer, instrument designer and musician who was a long-time collaborator of Jean-Michel Jarre. ...

Miscellanea

  • Jarre has changed the titles of some of his compositions throughout the years. A list of such compositions is available at List of Jean Michel Jarre compositions with multiple titles.
  • The main music theme from the videogame Captain Blood is his track Ethnicolor.
  • The title theme from the Commodore 64 game "Yie Are Kung Fu" is a remake of Magnetic Fields IV (rendered by SID maestro Martin Galway).
  • The main music theme from the Commodore 64 game "Loco" is a remake of Equinoxe 5.
  • The music to the Commodore 64 game "Bomb Jack" is a remake of Magnetic Fields 2.
  • Bill Bailey refers to him in his 2001 stageshow 'Bewilderness' by singing 'Jean Michel Jarre is a fraud', recording it and then making a tune out of the recording.

This is a list of Jean Michel Jarre compositions with multiple titles. ... Captain Blood is the name of a video game from 1988 made by Imagitec Design Ltd and released by ERE Informatique (later known as Exxos). ... Zoolook is the fifth album by Jean-Michel Jarre, and released in 1984 on Disques Dreyfus. ...

References

  1. ^ Press-release by Dreyfus Records
  2. ^ Biography on Romanfrance.com
  3. ^ (Spanish) nta=103567&args=b_start%3D%26clv%3Djarre%26danio%3D%26dmes%3D%26ddia%3D%26aanio%3D%26ames%3D%26adia%3D%26tit%3D%26aut%3D%26num%3D Proceso Mexican magazine - June 1991
  4. ^ News from JarreUK
  5. ^ UNESCO
  6. ^ News from JarreUK
  7. ^ (Spanish) Spanish fanclub
  8. ^ News from JarreUK
  9. ^ Teo and Tea, introduction (WMA)
  10. ^ BlahBlahCafe, referencing Record Collector magazine May 2007 issue
  11. ^ (French) webzinemakter newsarticle
  12. ^ (French) Jean-Michel Jarre : halte aux imposteurs!
  13. ^ BlahBlahCafe, referencing Record Collector magazine May 2007 issue
  14. ^ (French) Jean-Michel Jarre's Genealogy
  15. ^ (French) Teemix - June 24, 2004
  16. ^ Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  17. ^ (French) List of films by Jacques-Yves Cousteau
  18. ^ Equipment details from Jarrography
  19. ^ Thomas Bloch official website

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