(This text is a video transcript)
It's been quite a few days since I didn't give any news on the blog. I've been pretty busy and I'm going back to the blogger's life step by step in the next few days. I've been very busy with Unesco, I spent two days last week as a moderator for the annual sessions of the ambassadors. I would like to welcome a new ambassador, Pr Jean Malaurie. He's a brilliant man, an ethnologist specialised in the arctic world. We discussed the possibility of doing a concert near the North Pole or maybe in the northern part of Iceland, and we're talking about this taking place within the next two or three years.
I've been to a very interesting exhibition by Ara Starck. She's Philippe Starck's daughter and she's holding an exhibit in Paris, based on a kind of oil painting but with a very strange process, something like a moving oil painting. As you move your head around, the expression of the faces evolves.
Also I've been very busy choosing and finding new analog instruments, and we'll attach some photos of them. Through the internet, through different people in Europe and America, I found very rare and special analog synthesizers and I'm going to use them for my next musical project, which I'm going to start actually this very afternoon. It's composed of an ARP Quadra, a Solina, a very rare portable keyboard called the Syntar, developed more or less at the same time as the Moog Liberation, a Crumar, an Italian string and brass, and also a Roland CR-8000 drum machine. I was looking for this drum machine for quite a while and I finally found it in Amsterdam. So all these instruments are gathered at home, and I'm about to start a new project based on those, plus some other existing instruments I have in the studio as well.
So that's it for now, I'm off to lunch with Thomas and Pierre now, at the Palais de Tokyo, where we saw a rather unusual exhibition with a roaring name, "Superdome", so we would think that it's going to be very spectacular. Actually, it's composed of five artists, some of them interesting, some of them less so, and there is a surprise on the blog with a picture of an elephant which you will see below this. See you later!
I'm getting better at kung-fu!
Stocking up on art books
dimanche 8 juin 2008
Published by Jean Michel Jarre on 6/08/2008