dimanche 8 juin 2008

Elephant Man


(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

16 commentaires:

tdream88 a dit…

JMJ
The/Le Zoolookologiste

Wilmar Morari Junior a dit…

...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.

WOW... Badly I can wait to hear and enjoy this new material, Jean-Michel.

Wilmar Morari Junior a dit…

I will buy a Motif XS or a Fantom G next month. Seems like your enviable synth collection, didnt? ;)

Anyway, I also intend to create - with one of them - a musical project called Archipelagos (I've some compositions already).

The point is that without your great work and influence, my humble - but very plesant to me - project would never breath oxygen.

Thanks and cheers.

parnian a dit…

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Paes a dit…

Welcome again JM!!

I can't wait to hear your new project with your new "old ladies". I'm sure that your new project will be a world success.

Cheer up!!!

I hope to see you soon!

Rodolfo a dit…

Hi Jean-Michel, did you continue with Brian May's proposal for the concert in the telescope in Spain?

Dominique a dit…

OMG, that photo is awesome :) totally!
I'm really pleased to hear about next new music project with new instruments, I'm sure it will be amazing.
Do you read our comments? You could give some answers for everyone's questions. :)
Anyway, great to read you again. :)

Dlai a dit…

Hi Jean Michel

Very funny the picture with the Elephant!

I can wait to see more news about your new project!

Regards

Dlai a dit…

Hi Jean Michel

Very funny the picture with the Elephant!

I can't wait to see more news about your new project!

Regards

janvanvolt a dit…

Hi Jean-Michel,

if you like to do a jam session with some 'semi-pro' musicians, just let us know. we would be delighted and inspired by this. --> www.ek-lounge.de

Coen a dit…

Oh, I like that museum! I've been there 2 years ago.

Annnte a dit…

Hi!! If you, J.M.Jarre want to play close to the north pole, you should come and have a consert here in the north norway. It is above the arctic circle. In summer we have midnight sun, and during winther we have the northern light (aurora). It would be amazing to see you in the arctic. Iceland is not in arctic area ;)

Stian R

Ricky a dit…

That's what happens when you play synths for years, you can defeat elephants with your kung-fu strength!

Beata a dit…

I miss your smile JMJ! It melts my heart every time :)

Smile more :D

MOTITA2002 a dit…

Querido JMJARRE
Me gustaría saber si realmente lee los comentarios?
Le envio un cariñoso saludo desde CHILE , y siempre me sorprende con sus creaciones y su inteligencia para realizar mejor sus temas.-
Siento que dentro de usted hay muchas ideas que necesitan salir en temas maravillosos.
Quein lo admira mucho y lo encuentra muy atractivo.
Adios
Ruth

marianne a dit…

Salut Jean Michel

L'image d'éléphant est fantastique et incroyable :)

Nice to have you back on the blog again. Good luck to you and your new project with the "singing stars"
Marianne