Creation Concerts - (more)OXYMORE
Sat 14 January 2023
6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Jean-Michel Jarre, a popular and emblematic figure of electronic music, has imagined with OXYMORE, his 22nd studio album, a tribute to the pioneers of concrete music in France: Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaeffer. OXYMORE incorporates certain sound elements inherited from Pierre Henry but the adventure is also radically oriented towards the future. OXYMORE is the first commercial album of this scale, conceived and composed in multichannel and binaural sound, and mixed in 360° audio in the "Innovation" studios at Radio France with the complicity of Hervé Déjardin. Multiplying the strata and layers in the image of a surrealist compound/collage, OXYMORE integrates all the possibilities of binaural: bringing together artifice and natural listening, the studio and 360-degree sound projection. In line with issues raised by the Metaverse that concern the artist, producer, and cultural ambassador Jean-Michel Jarre, sound immersion reveals a complete world, without the need for a visual medium.
With the performance of (more)OXYMORE and its specific prologue, Jean-Michel Jarre takes advantage of the characteristics of the IRCAM's Espace de projection, of its acoustics that can be modulated and modified ad infinitum.
360 audio mixing, Radio France Hervé Déjardin
Sound diffusion IRCAM Clément Cerles
Théâtre Marigny, Paris - 2007
Symphony Hall, Birmingham - 2008
RAH, London - 2008
Wembley Arena, London - 2009
NIA, Birmingham - 2009
POP Bercy, Paris - 2010
NIA, Birmingham - 2010
O2 Arena, London - 2010
Zénith Aréna, Lille - 2010
Port Hercule, Monaco - 2011
TUI Arena, Hannover - 2011
Festival International de Carthage - 2013
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham - 2016