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Planet Jarre: The Podcast

By Jean-Michel Jarre and Matt Berry

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!

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