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JEAN MICHEL JARRE

BIOGRAPHY

Jean Michel Jarre was born inLyon on24 August, 1948 into a family of musicians. At a very early age, he is initiated into the art of counterpoint, fugue and harmony under the direction of Jeannine Rueff of the Paris Conservatoire.
In parallel to his literary studies, he joins the Music Research Group (Groupe de Recherches Musicales, GRM) and works on electroacoustic music techniques under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer in 1968.

In1971 Jean Michel Jarre brings electroacoustic music to the Paris Opera by producing the score for the ballet "Aor". One year later "Deserted Palace", Jean Michel Jarre"s second disc Published. The same year he produced the soundtrack of Jean Chapot"s film "Les Granges Brulees" starring Alain Delon and Simone Signoret.



In1976 "Oxygene" comes out. It becomes the Number One record in the world and remains a success without precedent in French record-producing history.

1978: "Equinoxe" confirms this success and makes a further contribution to electronic rhythms and sequences. That same year, Jean Michel Jarre composes the music for Peter Fleischmann"s film "La Maladie de Hambourg".

1979: One million people attend the concert given by Jean Michel Jarre at "Place de la Concorde" for 14 July. That same year, he writes the music for Peter Weir"s film, "Gallipoli" starring Mel Gibson.

1980: Brings out his third album, "Les Chants Magnetiques". These more down-to-earth electroacoustic songs represent a break with the atmosphere of his previous records.

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1981: Concert tour in Peking and Shanghai. Jean Michel Jarre is the first Western musician to be invited to perform by China in the post-Mao era.

1982: "Les Concerts En Chine". On his return from China, Jean Michel Jarre immediately produces a double album that is a sound chronicle of his Chinese adventure.

1983: Spectacular new gesture by Jean Michel Jarre who auctions "Musique Pour Supermarche", a disk pressed in just a single copy.

 

1984: "Zoolook", a disk with a radically new tone, comes out and is voted instrumthe year in France and the United States.


1986: Jean Michel Jarre celebrates ental album of

the 150th anniversary of Houston (Texas) and the 25th anniversary of NASA at one of the most spectacular concerts ever given in the history of music. On this occasion, one and a half million Texans are introduced to Jean Michel Jarre"s new album "Rendez-vous".
On 5 October, Jean Michel Jarre gives a concert inLyon, the city of his birth, in honour of the visit of Pope John-Paul II. "Rendez-vous Lyon", which was a baroque entertainment, and a blend of classical and avant-garde, craftsmanship and hi-tech, of the past and the future, will be remembered as an outstanding concert.

1987: "Houston-Lyon, Cities in Concert", a compilation album of the best moments of both concerts given in 1986.

1988: "Revolutions". The Arab world meets computers. One of Jean Michel Jarre"s most ethnic records. In October, Jarre gives two concerts in the London Docklands, "Destination Docklands", on a stage set that is half-derelict and half-renovated : a shocking mixture of graffiti, violence, disused warehouses and new architecture.

1989: "Jarre Live". More than ever, Jean Michel Jarre"s music incorporates the environment in which it is played.

1990: "En attendant Cousteau" which consists of two separate parts : "Calypso", where the synthesizer meets the Trinidad steel drum, and "En attendant Cousteau", music in suspension, which is closely linked to the environment and whose ingredients unfold slowly as time passes by : "Paris-La Defense" is acclaimed on 14 July by an audience of two and a half million.

1993: Jean Michel Jarre is once again in the spotlight. In May he brings out "Chronologie", and between July and October he presents his first tour, "Europe en Concert", to an enthusiastic public, performing in fifteen of Europe"s major metropolises. This time, he transforms the site on which he performs into an imaginary city of music, images and light. From Lausanne to Seville, via Wembley andVersailles, these concerts were an absolute triumph.
That same year, he is appointed "UNESCO"s goodwill Ambassador".

1994: On 11 March, Jean Michel Jarre inaugurates Hong Kong City Arena at a one-off concert. On 14 November, the double live album "Hong Kong" comes out.



1995: On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations and the Year for Tolerance, Jean Michel Jarre brought together over one and a half million people in front of the Eiffel Tower to celebrate the 14th July at a "Concert pour la Tolerance". A traditional Arab orchestra, giant puppets from the Caribbean, African percussionists and singers and the Algerian singer Khaled took part in this event.

1996: He opens his first web site in association with the French Ministry of Culture "Un espace pour la Tolerance" (A Space for Tolerance) and devotes himself to the task of producing his new album recorded in his own studio.

1997: "OXYGENE 7-13" launched worldwide on 18 February.
Preformed Oxygene Tour thruEurope, the first indoor Tour. Infact the first Tour ever for Jean Michel Jarre.
OXYGENE in Moscow : on 6 September, Jean Michel Jarre performs live in front of 3.5 million people as part of the celebrations surrounding the city"s 850th anniversary.

On 12 November : worldwide launch of "Complete Oxygene - Part 1/6 - Part 7/13 + Oxygene in Moscow".

1998: 30 March - "Rendez-vous "98" single comes out. This single features in the Official album of the Football World Cup.
12 May - worldwide launch of "ODYSSEY THROUGH O2". The first interactive multimedia album.
14 July - Concert "Nuit Electronics" for the celebration of the World Football Cup, held during 12 june until 12 july.

Albums

OXYGENE

Release Date: 1976
Labels: Disques Motors / Polydor / Epic
Cover: Michel Granger

Track List

1. Oxygene 1 (7:59) 

 2. Oxygene 2 (7:48) 

 3. Oxygene 3 (2:56) 

 4. Oxygene 4 (4:15) 

   5. Oxygene 5 (10:22)

 6. Oxygene 6 (6:18)

Instruments Used:

- ARP 2600
- Eko Computerythm
- Eminent 310
- EMS AKS
- EMS VCS3
- Farfisa Organ
- Mellotron
- RMI Harmonic Synthesizer

EQUINOXE

Release Date: 1978
Labels: Disques Dreyfus / Polydor / Epic
Cover: Michel Granger

Track List

  1. Equinoxe Part 1 (2:22)

 2. Equinoxe Part 2 (5:03)   

 3. Equinoxe Part 3 (5:09)   

 4. Equinoxe Part 4 (6:51) 

 5. Equinoxe Part 5 (3:51)   

 6. Equinoxe Part 6 (3:29)  

 7. Equinoxe Part 7 (7:06) 

 8. Equinoxe Part 8 (4:56)

Instruments Used:

- ARP 2600
- ARP Sequencer
- Elka 707
- Eminent 310
- EMS AKS
- EMS VCS3
- EMS Vocoder
- Korg Polyphonic Ensemble
- Matrisequencer
- Mellotron
- Oberheim Polyphonic Synthesizer
- Oberheim digital sequencer
- Rythmicomputer
- RMI Harmonic Syntheziser
- RMI Keyboard Computer
- Yamaha Polyphonic Synthesizer

MAGNETIC FIELDS / LES CHANTS MAGNETIQUES

Release Date: 1981
Labels: Disques Dreyfus / Polydor / Epic

Track List

   1. Magnetic Fields Part 1 (17:47)

 2. Magnetic Fields Part 2 (4:00) 

 3. Magnetic Fields Part 3 (4:16) 

 4. Magnetic Fields Part 4 (6:18) 

 5  Magnetic Fields Part 5 (3:30)

Instruments Used:

- ARP 2600
- Doctor Click
- Elka X-707
- EMS AKS
- EMS VCS3
- Fairlight
- Korg VC10
- Moog Taurus
- MDB
- Oberheim OBX-A
- RSF

ZOOLOOK

Release Date: 1984
Labels: Disques Dreyfus / Polydor / Epic

Track List

1. Ethnicolor (11:35) 

  2. Diva (7:30) 

 3. Zoolookologie (3:43)  

 4. Woolloomooloo (3:18)  

 5. Zoolook (3:51)  

 6. Blah Blah Café (3:21)  

 7.  Ethnicolor II (3:51)

Instruments Used:

- ARP 2600
- Doctor Click
- Eminent 310
- EMS AKS
- EMS Vocoder
- Emulator
- Fairlight CMI
- Linn 1 + 2
- Matrisequencer
- Moog 55
- Oberheim OBX-A
- Prophet V
- Simmons SDS
- Yamaha DX-7

RENDEZ-VOUS

Release Date: 1986
Labels: Disques Dreyfus / Polydor / Epic
Cover: Michel Granger

Track List

1. First Rendez-vous (2:54)

2. Second Rendez-vous Part I (2:36)

3. Second Rendez-vous Part II (3:17)

4. Second Rendez-vous Part III (2:18)

5. Second Rendez-vous Part IV (2:42)

6. Third Rendez-vous (3:31)

7. Fourth Rendez-vous (3:58)

8. Fifth Rendez-vous Part I (2:59)

9. Fifth Rendez-vous Part II (1:13)

10. Fifth Rendez-vous Part III (3:45)

11. Last Rendez-vous Ron"s Piece (5:47)


Instruments Used:

”Jean Michel Jarre”
- ARP 2600
- Casio CZ-5000
- Elka Synthex
- Eminent 310 Unique
- EMS Synthi AKS
- Emulator II
- Fairlight
- Laser Harp
- Lynn 9000
- Matrisequencer
- Moog
- Oberheim OBX
- Prophet
- RMI Harmonic Synthesizer
- Seiko DS 250 + DS 320
- Roland TR-80

”Michel Geiss”
- ARP 2600
- Eminent 310 Unique
- Matrisequencer
- Roland TR-808

”Dominique Perrier”
- Memory Moog

”Joe Hammer”
- Drumulator + Percussions

”David Jarre”
- Baby Korg Personal Keyboard


”Pierre Gossez”
- Saxaphone (onRon"s Piece)

also of special note
Choir - The Choir of Radio France (under direction of Sylvain Durand)

REVOLUTIONS

Release Date: 1988
Labels: Disques Dreyfus / Polydor / Epic

Track List

1. Industrial Revolution Overture (5:11)

2. Industrial Revolution Part 1 (5:11)

3. Industrial Revolution Part 2 (2:20)

4. Industrial Revolution Part 3 (4:11)

5. London Kid (4:27)

6. Revolution, Revolutions (4:59)

7. Tokyo Kid (5:22)

8. Computer Weekend (4:41)

9. September (4:06)

10. The Emigrant (3:56)

Instruments Used:

Jean Michel Jarre;
- Akai MPC-60
- Crystal Baschet
- Dynacord ADDI
- Elka Synthex
- EMS Synthi AKS
- EMS Vocoder
- Fairlight CMI I, II and III
- Oscar
- Roland D-50

Michel Geiss;
- ARP 2600
- Cavagnolo Midy 20
- Elka AMK-800
- Geiss Matrisequencer
- Kawai K5

Dominique Perrier;
- Elka Synthex
- Emulator
- Ensoniq ESQ-1
- Fairlight
- Oscar
- Roland D-50
- Roland D-550

Joe Hammer;
- SDX Drums
- Dynacord ADDI

Sylvain Durand;
- Fairlight CMI during London Kid

Hank Marvin;
- Guitar on London Kid

Guy Delacroix;
- Bass Guitar

WAITING FOR COUSTEAU

Release Date: 1990
Labels: Disques Dreyfus / Polydor / Epic

Track List

1. Calypso (8:23)   

 2. Calypso Part 2 (7:08)   

 3. Calypso Part 3 (Fin De Siecle) (6:27)

4. En Attendant Cousteau (46:47)

Musicians:

Jean Michel Jarre- Keyboards
Dominique Perrier - Keyboards
Michel Geiss - Keyboards
Guy Delacroix- Bass Guitar on "Calypso"
Christophe Deschamps -Drums on "Calypso"
The Amoco Renegades - Steel Drums on "Calypso", "Calypso part 2" and "Calypso part 3" (under Direction of Jit Samaroo)

IMAGES

Release Date: 1991
Labels: Disques Dreyfus / Polydor / Epic

Track List

 1. Calypso (8:23)   

 2. Calypso Part 2 (7:08)   

 3. Calypso Part 3 (Fin De Siecle) (6:27)

1. Oxygene (Part 4) (3:07)

 2. Equinoxe (Part 5) (3:22)

 3. Chants Magnetiques, Magnetic Fields (Part 2) (3:57) 

 4. Oxygene (Part 2) (3:12) 

 5. Computer Week End (3:34) 

 6. Equinoxe (Part 4) (3:13) 

 7. Ethnicolor 1(3:42) 

 8. L"Orchestre Sous La Pluie, Band in the Rain (1:26)  

 9. Orient Express (3:20)

 10. Calypso 1 (3:06) 

 11. Calypso 3 (Fin De Siecle) (3:42) 

 12. Fourth Rendez-Vous (3:23) 

 13. Moon Machine (3:00) 

 14. Eldorado (3:39) 

 15. Globe Trotter (3:28) 

 16. Wooloomooloo (3:17)

 17. Blah Blah Café (3:26) 

 18. London Kid (3:47) 

 19. Zoolookologie (3:47) 

 20. Second Rendez-Vous (8:47)

CHRONOLOGIE

Release Date: 1993
Labels: Disques Dreyfus / Polydor / Epic
Cover Design: Michel Granger

Track List

   1. Chronologie Part 1 (10:49)  

 2. Chronologie Part 2 (6:05)   

 3. Chronologie Part 3 (3:56)   

 4. Chronologie Part 4 (3:59)    

 5. Chronologie Part 5 (5:35)   

 6. Chronologie Part 6 (3:45)   

 7. Chronologie Part 7 (2:16)  

 8. Chronologie Part 8(5:30)

Instruments Used:

- Akai S-1000
- Akai MPC-60
- ARP 2600
- Boss DR-660
- Digisequencer
- Digitech Vocalist
- Elka Synthex
- Eminent 310
- EMS AKS
- Fairlight
- Korg 01
- Kurzweil K2000
- Mini Moog
- Roland JD-800
- Roland TR-909
- Roland JP-8
- Roland DJ-70

OXYGENE 7-13

Release Date: 1997 (1998 for Oxygene 7-13+1 release)
Labels: Disques Dreyfus / Epic
Cover Design: Michel Granger (except Oxygene 7-13+1)

Track List

1. Oxygene 7 (11:41)

2. Oxygene 8 (3:54 

3. Oxygene 9 (6:13)   

4. Oxygene 10 (4:16)  

5. Oxygene 11 (4:58) 

6. Oxygene 12 (5:41)  

7. Oxygene 13 (4:24)

Instruments Used:
- Akai MPC3000
- ARP 2600
- Clavia Nordlead
- Digisequencer
- Eminent 310
- EMS AKS
- EMS VCS3
- Korg Prophecy
- Kurzweil K2000
- Logic Audio
- Mellotron
- Quasimidi Raven
- RMI
- Roland JV-90
- Roland TR-808
- Roland DJ-70
- Theremin
- Yamaha CS-80

Metamorphoses

Released: 2000 year

Label: Sony

Track List

1. Je Me Souviens (4:26)  

 2. C"est la Vie (7:11)  

  3. Rendez-Vous a Paris (4:19) 

 4. Hey Gagarin (6:20) 

 5. Millions of Stars (5:42) 

 6. Tout Est Bleu (6:01)   

 7. Love Love Love (4:27)   

 8. Bells (3:50)  

 9. Miss Moon (6:09)   

 10. Give Me a Sign (3:49)   

 11. Gloria, Lonely Boy (5:32)  

 12. Silhouette (2:29)

Instruments Used:

Although nothing is mentioned in the album sleeve,Future Music described the following Kit List used for the album, with which Jean Michel Jarre used to create Metamorphoses:

- PC running Pro Tools, Logic Audio with Waves plug-ins and GRM Tools
- Clavia Nord Lead 2
- Quasimidi Raven
- Roland MC-505
- Roland XP-80

Artists featured on Metamorphoses:

Jean Michel Jarre - Music, words, keyboards, synthesizers and vocals
Joachim Garraud - executive production, drum programming, sound design and additional keyboards
Christopher Papendieck - additional keyboards and bass
Francis Rimbert- additional keyboards
Laurie Anderson- voice on Je Me Souviens (Coustesy of Edel Records)
Natacha Atlas - vocals on C"est La Vie (Courtesy of Mantra Recording Ltd)
Sharon Corr- Violin on Rendez-vous á Paris (Appears Courtesy of Washed Records/143 Records/Atlantic Recording)
Dieirdre Dubois- vocals on Miss Moon (Coustesy of Sony Classic Songs)
Lisa Jacobs - vocals on Millions of Stars
Veronique Bossa - vocals on Give Me A Sign and Millions of Stars
Olivier Constantin, Olivier Swell, and Frank Noél- vocals on Tout Est Bleu
Cullard Xiangquian, Lisa Jacobs and Ute Eckerfeld - Weather Girls on Tout Est Bleu
Ozlem Cetim- vocals on Silhouette
Yvan Cassard- Violin arrangements; Millions of Stars & Gloria, Lonely Boy
Jean Baptiste Saudray- Choir director for Tout Est Bleu

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