For those who want to see how it all came about – check this video out
Here is a short video I made of the stage created in Jean Michel Jarre’s Monaco’s concert, a few hours before the incredible show watched live by more than 85 000 people, and online by more than a billion !!
On July 1st at 22:00 CET the French, Lyon based, Television station will broadcast the Monaco concert by Jean Michel Jarre live via TV, computer, cell phone, iPhone or iPad. Note that for the iOS users, you need to get the Euronews LIVE applications which are available from the AppStore for iPhone and iPad (get them right here).
Especially for the 2 hour show Jean Michel Jarre has designed a special light show which he will perform on a 200-metre-long stage (attendees will need binoculars). The show – filmed by 18 HD cameras – will include HD video effects, lasers and pyrotechnics.
The concert will be covered in a worldwide exclusive live broadcast on the international news channel and via Ustream.tv on euronews.net; The event is part of the exceptional coverage of the royal wedding week in Monaco of Prince Albert II of Monaco to Miss Charlene Wittstock on Saturday, 2 July.
Background info: “This tune is the second single from my upcoming album. I composed the tune already in 2008 and the tune is a tribute to one of my biggest influences, Jean Michel Jarre.
Only analog synthesizer were used in recording the tune. The tune was also recorded by analog gear only and mixed with an analog mixer. The tune is from Kebu’s upcoming debut album, which is planned to be released in 2012.”
You can buy this single from Ubetoo for 0.99 euro:
Equipment used: Hohner String Performer, Roland Alpha Juno, Roland Juno 60, Korg Mono/Poly, Korg Poly-61, Moog Prodigy, Logan String Melody, Arp Axxe, Touched by Sound DRM1, Vermona DRM1 MkIII, Roland TR-808 (snare attack only), Electro Harmonix Small Stone, Lexicon MPX500, Allen&Heath GS1, Yamaha MT4x. Cubase & Live only used as MIDI sequencers with the tape sync handled by a Roland TR-626.
Rendez-Vous is an album of instrumental electronic music composed and produced by Jean Michel Jarre, and released on Disques Dreyfus, licensed to Polydor, in 1986. It is his fifth overall studio album. It sold some three million copies worldwide and remains Jarre’s longest-running chart album in both the USA and UK, with a 20 week run in the U.S. and an impressive 38 week run in the UK. The last track on the album was supposed to have the saxophone part played in outer space by astronaut Ron McNair, but on January 28, 1986 he and the entire Space Shuttle Challenger crew were killed 73 seconds after lift-off when the shuttle disintegrated. In memory, this piece was dedicated to him. On the album the saxophone part is played by saxophonist Pierre Gossez. The album reached #9 in the UK charts and #52 in the U.S. charts.
In April 1986, Jarre performed the large-scale outdoor concert Rendez-vous Houston in Houston, Texas, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Texas, and the 25th anniversary of NASA. The show attracted a then-world record live audience of 1.3 million people. Originally, the track Last Rendez Vous was due to be played by saxophonist astronaut Ron McNair via a live link with the Challenger space shuttle. However, after the Challenger disaster, the concert became a part-tribute to the lost astronauts.
Jean Michel returned to the stage in October for another concert, the Rendez-Vous Lyon, marking the Pope John Paul II visit to Jarre’s hometown.
Essentials and Rarities – about mastering
Guess this post is pretty self explanatory and Mr Jarre hardly needs any further introductions
The concert dates back to 2007, but it is a nice capture of the synth maestro himself performing Oxygene II. It was first released in France in December 1976, on Disques Dreyfus with license to Polydor. The album’s international release was in summer 1977. Jarre recorded the album in his home using a variety of analog synthesizers and other electronic instruments and effects. It became a bestseller and was highly influential in the development of electronic music. It is Jarre’s first mainstream success, and can be seen as his first real artist album. It has been described as the album that “led the synthesizer revolution of the Seventies.
There is so much good music out there and very little reaches our ears, that is why we started our SoundCloud player where you as an artist may share your work and promote it in prime position among your peers and electro friends. In the player we have tracks from AfroDJMac, Lebatman, Bears in Nippon and todays contribution from JSD, which is a nice JM Jarre, Tangerine Dreams type of composition, enjoy
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Essentials & Rarities, JM Jarre’s next project will be released on the 30th of May 2011. Here is a video presentation
Joachim Garraud rencontre Jean-Michel Jarre à Stuttgart (TEASER)
I had the privilege to take part in the Spectrasonics Tribute project for the Moog Foundation.
Together with 44 fellow sounddesigners like Eric Persing, Hans Zimmer, Richard Devine, Jean Michel Jarre, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jordan Rudess, Jan Hammer, Eddie Jobson, Diego Stocco and others i helped creating a library of 700 patches that use more than 2 GB of unique samples for Omnisphere.