Jean-Michel Jarre on OXYMORE: A Tribute to French Electronic Music Pioneers
Electronic music pioneer and composer, Jean-Michel Jarre talks to Headliner from his recording studio in Paris.
He explains how his latest album celebrates the roots of electronic music from France and Germany, which he puts down to the continent’s roots in classical music rather than modern popular music.
French composers such as Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry pioneered the essence of how electronic was first put together. Their early efforts in the 1940s using rudimentary equipment essentially invented the concept of modern day sampling combined with more organic classical textures.
According to Jarre, his new album, entitled OXYMORE is a direct homage to these early electronic music pioneers.
Bringing 1940s musique concrete into the 21st century, OXYMORE is also available as a Binaural mix – a format that really lends itself to the textural experimentation and sampling style of the music.
Jarre goes on to explain how he is working with @codaaudiointernational3948 to ensure the live performances are fully immersive in a way that allows the music to take centre stage; the technology delivers the result, but without getting in the way.