Season 6 · Episode 1
With the release of his first two albums, Oxygène and Équinoxe, in the late 1970’s, French electronic music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre proved that synthesizer music could sell millions of records. Jarre was not only the first musician from the field of electronic music who had mainstream success. He also staged record-breaking concerts that attracted audiences by the millions – in Paris, in front of the pyramids of Gizeh, or in China where Jarre was welcomed as the first pop star from the West to perform there. Jean Michel Jarre never stopped producing music for the masses. Especially the last decade saw the composer non-stop bustling: Jarre not only released two albums of collaborations with famous electronic musicians such as Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, Yello’s Dieter Meier and the late Edgar Froese (of Tangerine Dream). He also released Équinox Infinité — the second part of Équinoxe, four decades after the release of the original album.
Interview by Max Dax Shot by Luci Lux and Max Dax Edited by Luci Lux Introduction: Craig Holiday Haynes Animations: Tope