Planet Jarre: The Podcast

Planet Jarre: The Podcast

Episode 3: Playing live

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Jean-Michel Jarre has so far received FOUR Guinness World Records for playing to the biggest crowds the world has ever seen. His stage design continues to break new ground with every tour he plays. In this Episode Matt and Jean-Michel talk about how terrifying and surprising it was to play in front of a crowd of one million people in Paris and what it was like to be the first musician to perform these massive outdoor concerts. The two discuss what impressions he left with the citizens of China following his ground breaking concerts in 1981 and how an incredible London crowd made up for the hilarious and ridiculous organization of his famous Dockland show. Discover how an artist comes up with new visual ideas for live shows and what six camels have got to do with the legendary concert in front of the pyramids in Egypt.


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About this podcast

Jean-Michel Jarre is a true pioneer in electronic music. A two time Grammy nominee, with more than eighty million albums sold throughout his career, a four-time Guinness World Record holder for largest concert ever performed, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, renowned for his one-off groundbreaking events at historical landmarks across the world. Jarre has been a key force in turning electronic music into the phenomenon it is today. An innovator on many levels, Jarre is often cited as an important influence by artists of the genre today.

Matt Berry is an actor, writer, and musician. In 2015 he won a BAFTA award for his work on Toast of London. Berry himself is a composer and musician who has released six studio albums to date and is a longtime fan of Jean-Michel Jarre!

In Planet Jarre: The Podcast, the two meet in Jarre’s Paris studio to talk about the roots of Jean-Michel Jarre´s career, his explorations into a completely new genre called “Electronic Music” and the instruments and tools he used to create his groundbreaking album Oxygene. They discuss the recent Grammy-nominated Electronica project and what it is like collaborating with thirty musicians that have helped shape Electronic Music today. They discuss the massive, record-breaking outdoor performances and also look ahead to the future and discuss Jarre’s upcoming projects!

by Jean-Michel Jarre and Matt Berry


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