jeudi 1 avril 2010

The Sound of Silence

The first part of the tour is over, and while we're organizing the new leg, all the team is back home enjoying some rest. Now that I have more time, I want to explore different directions, and in particular the notion of silence. I am sure you have noticed how the first few seconds of silence at the end of a track feel like they still belong to that track. To the best of my knowledge, the only work of importance ever composed in this field is the minute of silence played in solemn occasions, but I find the arrangement a bit basic. I would like to compose a silent album that would retain melodies, and mix the warm grain of analog silence and some sampled silence as well. Expect to hear something soon. Or not.

105 commentaires:

Mark a dit…

ha ha...it's that day again.

danée73 a dit…

its like the nike spot, just do it.

I would use only nature sounds and mix them like you do in zoolook.

and please come to spain, my wife couldnt be with me in germany.

Robi a dit…

"Expect to hear something soon. Or not."

:D

That would be more than silent! :))

Budapest Aréna is famous for its good acustics of silence...maybe audience silence is good idea to put on album as a sample. :)

I agree with the opinion of gathering sound samples for an album, just like you did for many albums, especially on Zoolook.

Once again I hereby express my hope of exploring new territories (what is your brand :) on fields of compositions, artistic directions and...of course geographical territories! ;-)

C-Jay a dit…

hahahahahahahahaaa!!!!!!

Halcyone a dit…

Profitez bien de ce silence après tous ces bons moments passés ensemble. J'espère que les captations d'Alphacam se sont bien déroulées.
Difficile de travailler sur le silence à l'heure du DJing, ou des émissions qui craignent les "blancs".

«La véritable musique est le silence et toutes les notes ne font qu'encadrer ce silence.» Miles Davis

Robi a dit…

Question is :
Is it your serious intention Jean Michel, or did you come up with a post dedicated to April fool's day?? :))

Lee a dit…

Silence would be better than Teo an Tea!!!!

Between Worlds a dit…

quote "I would like to compose a silent album that would retain melodies"

I dont quite get what you are saying lol :)

How can an album be quite and have a melody? oh, unless you are going to record it with your synthesizers switched off..

Is this for real?

I am sure whatever you do, it will be awesome. I can not wait to hear or not hear your silent album.

Take care
Paul

Robi a dit…

I would have rather read something on Bercy or Strasbourg, or forthcoming dates...

Well, next time. :)

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Marco a dit…

It would go well with a silent movie :-).

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C-Jay a dit…

oh come on people???
this is an april fool's joke, dont take it so serious! damn... :)

jarreblogru a dit…

Music of silence is the music that appears in our head when we don't listen to anything... It can be either music of a famous composer or the music coming from space, which the composer knows how to put into sounds... Though it was a nice joke of Jean Michel, it made me think for a while what is the essence of silence itself...

spirit69 a dit…

Speak french pleaseeeeeeeeeeee my dear Jean Michel !

David Illán a dit…

Thank you so much for your present in Liège. I traveled with me couple from Valencia (Spain) only to feel your music. It was like a mistic experience. In 1977, 9 years old, I listened first time Oxyène IV since the is seeing me. Silence is the essence and the essence is the heart, the love. Thank you again

EMat33 a dit…

AHAHAHAH !!!

April Fool’s Day !!!!

Poisson d'Avril !

LJ.Isis a dit…

Brilliant idea. This has really made me laugh and made my day.

emmanuel a dit…

bonjour jean michel

merci encore pour ce bonheur à Bercy
super concert
bon repos.

Comme vous je suis également fan de Pink flyod
A quand une collaboration avec David guilmour sur un morceau ???

a bientôt à Oslo le 28 aout et lille le 16 octobre

amitié
emmanuel
ps : sympa l idée du poisson d avil

patrick a dit…

Your new "silent" music would be great for the concert on the Titanic , Jean Michel - remember -


Thank you for the concert in Liege , Jean Michel.
It was fantastic !

Svensyntetics a dit…

That is a cool idea!

tdream88 a dit…

The Silence Album

\\____________\\\_______
--|.......Silence Part I----\__
...|.........Silence Part II//O
----|.............Silence Part III\
...|.........Silence Part IV/___|
--||.........Silence Part V_|__
//____________///_________/

Edited by CD-R
Everybody can copy it!

AnBau a dit…

Silence between the waves of...
(and that´s the name)

WATER

zwoekie a dit…

Better leave that to the experts.
Simon and Garfunkel. Hahaha.

But it would be great to see you create something outside your comfort zone.
Something minimalistic, dark with sonic extremities .
Like an earie piano/string piece followed by something with almost distorted industrial sounds, silence would play a important part as the contrast, the sonic equilibrium of the album
Listen to Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill OST) and you'll catch my drift

That is of course if you're up for it, or not.

Or you're just are bored and messing with your fans. The first option would be sooooooooooo more interesting.

C-Jay a dit…

i think jean michel is laughing his ass of while reading people's serious replies to this..

come on...

zwoekie a dit…

I think so too C-Jay

Ah, people who laugh the most during the day are likely to live longer.
So, we can enjoy Jean Michel's work even longer.
I'm glad he doesn't take himself too seriously as other artists do.
I'll bet he uses Bruno Bannani LOL!

N-joy the silence Jean Michel, hey and drop me and email while you're at it.

Au revoir,

Zwoekie

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Heidcast a dit…

*********************************

Jean Michel...

the most intelligent, so smart...

Over all:
You are so so deeper...


this is because I feel
I really LOVE YOU...

(just let them talk
& make noises...)


I LOVE YOU...


Heidie (Heidcast)

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Robi a dit…

Jean Michel,

how about the music was played before Paris concert, replacing Waiting for Cousteau ?
Where is that music from?
From who?

Jean-François Charles a dit…

The minute of silence is surely the silent piece performed most often. I like it because the duration is actually quite variable. The other famous piece is John Cage's 4:33' - more complicated to organize (orchestra, conductor, etc.)

LJ.Isis a dit…

I have been told that, at the height of the Beatles' popularity in the UK, a radio DJ, for fun broadcast 3 minutes of radio silence announcing it as a new track by the Beatles. Record shops were inundated with queries as to when the track would be available to buy.
Look forwards to hearing more from you soon,
Love and hugs,
Linzi

Tommy a dit…

april fool or not, but the idea of sampling the silence is actually brilliant. SIlence is not just silence. Listen !
Listen to the silence of theatre before the play begins or to the silence before symphonic ocrhestra starts to play ot the silence in the forest. They are all different. Silenc eis not "vacuum". It still has some "noise", tat makes it different

Nina, Anna Ostasiuk a dit…

On the occasion of Easter
I wish you a delicious egg and wet Dyngus :)
Best greeting
and many kisses and hugs Nina :)

Turid Elisabeth a dit…

Silence and nature mixed together would be wonderful! ;)

Wishing you a nice vacation!!

kisses

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tdream88 a dit…

Joyeuses Pâques à tous ;-)

Kanta a dit…

Dearest Jean Michel,

Happy Easter to you and everyone in your life!

Thank you for the concert in POP Bercy. The concert was truly amazing! It was a privilege to be in attendance that special night. I will cherish the memory forever.

xxx

JMJ a dit…

An album about silence???

Mr. JARRE, are you joking?????

Robi a dit…

OK, 1st April gone, now you should pay attention on May/June tour promotion(less) and selling(less) dates...

roman a dit…

"Expect to hear something soon. Or not."

We will be always your fans. Or not.

\=/oLz a dit…

could be your best work!

Normund a dit…

Hi, Jean!
Now this news is something that I've been waiting for. You've brought along the promise of a new concept.
I truly believe that, despite being aware of the industry-imposed standards of 3 minute tracks (a subject of discussion you touched, I believe, at the time of release of Chronologie), you are capable of getting rid of many worn-out aspects of pop culture. They are already producing easy-to-digest music in huge quantities, you should follow your own path. You can do that.

souslavague a dit…

Un peu comme si Gilbert Montagné se lançait dans la photo?

Magdalena-Jarrefany a dit…

Cher monsieur!
Le reste du concert n'écrivez-vous pas quelque chose???
Très heureux de connaître vos pensées et sentiments, et d'expériences ainsi.
J'espère que vous me donnez avec elle plus tard ...:P
s'il vous plaît ...
baiser
Magdalena

Turid Elisabeth a dit…

My Dear Jean Michel Jarre

I am so happy for 28 of August..I really hope you're coming to Oslo!!! :)

The wonderful energy from the stage in Paris 25 of March..did put a big smile on my lips!!!
Thanks for the event...thanks for the music!!

...Thanks for the inspiration!!

Kisses
Turid Elisabeth

Robi a dit…

A quotation from the forum...

"I just joined up after someone told me that Jarre was coming to Australia as part of his 2010 tour. However, I cannot confirm this on his website. It only shows Europe and England as tour destinations. That is *not* a world tour. Very disappointed. Anyone have any news if Jarre will come down under?"

Heidcast a dit…

Dear JM !

I really would like to find
here, some other pics from
the Tour 2010...


sending to you a big kiss...

xoxox
Heidie

Robi a dit…

I am subscribed on newsletter, but didn't get anything...

aiméestern a dit…
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Robi a dit…

Jean Michel,

where will you plan concerts from 13-30 January next year?
London's or Paris' Olympia ?
:D

I posted links on your official forum!

Thanks!

逸凡逸凡 a dit…

一間沒有書的屋子,正如一個沒有窗子的房間。......................................................

Robi a dit…

US concerts?

New album?

...?

Björn a dit…

Give us another "Waiting for Cousteau" !!

clarkie a dit…

jean,if your looking for a local support act,when you play in cardiff,email me..www.reverbnation.com/sonicintrusion,,cheers ,,,terry

vtext a dit…

The silence concept reminds me of an old favorite from Steve Roach, Structures from Silence" and his description from the liner notes. Something along the lines of music is the spaces between the notes.

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://popup.lala.com/popup/720857428247970984&ei=6w7PS-iPDoKEswPQqqSvDg&sa=X&oi=music_play_track&resnum=1&ct=result&cd=2&ved=0CAsQ0wQoADAA&usg=AFQjCNHIaZetretfVF_aVqlvXfpvRiXnug

JMJ: Some of your hugest most loyal fans are in the US. You haven't been here for like 25 years or something.... PLEASE come again...but make it Los Angeles or someplace in CA!

Robi a dit…

Where the news now ???

What about Paris, Strasbourg, Liége??

Your impressions of first leg in 2010 ????



Why don't you use this blog, Jean Michel?? This is the question now from lot of fans?

Or blog replaced by Twitter?
First-hand infos from there since now?

You should focus on one channel on which you keep us updated !

No opinion, a response, a comment on official forum.
You could use that one as well !!

Blog?
JMJ.com and forum?
Twitter?

Where can we follow you from?


Thanks.

arnaud a dit…

Le concert à la Halle Tony Garnier était magnifique. Je reviendrais surement le 4 novembre pour un concert différent de cette soirée mais tout aussi génial.
J'aimerais également connaître date de sortie des DVD.

Merci pour tout.
PS: je suis pour "The Sound of Silence" et une différente version de "En attendant Cousteau"

Fernando Guimarães a dit…

Hello:

Mr. Jarret, do you have plans to extend your tour or one day visit the Latin America (BRAZIL) ?

I remember in the past (80´s or 90´s) you planned a show in Rio de Janeiro.

Thank you

Fernando

equinoxe a dit…

A minute of silence for Mdm. Frances Pejot, mother of Jean Michel Jarre. RIP. My condolences.

Unidade de Carbono no Palido ponto Azul a dit…

Jean Michel, our condolences to you and your family.

JARREFAN-BRAZIL

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danée73 a dit…

dear jean michel.

All my condolences to you and your family. We Germans know that your Mum was a pioneer of modern tolerance showing us how to live in peace with those people who dont understand freedom. Sincerly

Daniel

Kanta a dit…

Dearest Jean Michel,

I am very sorry to hear the passing away of your mother. She was a wonderful woman, raised a talented son and had great commitment to her country. My thoughts are with you and your family. I pray my strength for all in this time ahead.

littlesister a dit…

I have just read the sad news of the passing of your mother Jean Michel. Just to let you know, you and your family are in all our hearts and thoughts during this distressing time ....

Jessica x

tdream88 a dit…

Toutes mes sympathies Jean Michel

Heidcast a dit…

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My deepest condolences Dear Jean Michel...

I´m with you...

R.I.P. Mdm. FRANCE PEJOT

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LJ.Isis a dit…

Deepest condolences on your very sad loss.
Those who we love never truly leave us.
Linzi

patrick a dit…

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My sincere condolences.
All my symphathy is with you.

Robi a dit…

My sincere condolences, Jean Michel! I was reading the news with sadness... :-(

jarreblogru a dit…

So sorry to hear this sad news about your mother, Jean Michel. Our condolences. R.I.P. Mdm. France Pejot...

From jarreblogru and "New Horizons".

Popsi a dit…

Une maman est unique...
Mme Péjot, en plus, a bien rempli son existence...

Toute ma sympathie à Jean-Michel et à ses proches.

Dlai a dit…

Dear Jean Michel Jarre

My sincered condolences for you and your family. Mother is a gift of God and specially for each one of us.



Dlaivison R. Silva

Eric Keinrath a dit…

Jean Michel, sorry about your mother. Life is eternal, I thank life for you and your parents. Thanks, thanks!

Carla Goulart a dit…

Mme. Pejot was an example of mother and woman.

My condolences for you and your family.

Jenny D'LuxXxe a dit…

Master Jarre:
It is the first time you write in your blog but I'm always reading to find their latest news, I consider myself a big fan of you because you're my favorite artist and I congratulate him for his work and his great concerts that are the maximum but purpose of my message is to join his condolences on the death of his mother, is a very difficult and is suitable for fans to demonstrate the affection that you have, please do not get depressed and continue forward, so is life but the good thing is that you have your family who loves you and support you at all times, Mr jarre I love you very much, I'm from mexico and come along even if not connected in any social network I'm always reading their spaces and collections all about your musical work, I'll be the number one fan but I appreciate everything you've done, and soon I'll be more connected to their social networks but now I spend a lot of my high school education to get ahead like you, I have 16 years and my dad was the one who showed me your so beautiful and special music that makes me dream as I had never imagined, thanks

pd: upps forgive but do not write very well English but I'm studying French jijiji
I would like you to have the opportunity to answer me but that currently do not have the time, I understand and I wish you the best

kisses and hugs

souslavague a dit…

«L'amour est la seule chose qu'on emporte dans l'éternité.»

[Antonine Maillet]

Paes a dit…

My condolences Jean Michel.

Your mother earned Heaven in life.

Fabienlyon4 a dit…

Je pense que le silence est de mise en ce moment. Un silence de recueillement. Je pense très sincèrement à toi Jean Michel en ce moment si particulier. Ta mère semblait d'être quelqu'un d'extraordinaire au sens propre du terme. Les étoiles doivent certainement briller plus fort depuis quelques jours. Amicalement, Fabien.

JeremiahRenne332 a dit…

Knowledge is power.......................................................

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Halcyone a dit…

Pas de long discours sur quelqu'un que je ne connais qu'à travers vous. Je suis triste ce soir d'imaginer votre peine. Elle a fait sa vie..., et quelle vie !
Merci à Elle.
Je pense à vous Jean Michel, oubliez-nous un moment et ressourcez-vous en famille. Courage.

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titi a dit…

Sincères condoléances Jean-Michel, on pense bien à vous en ce moment.

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Robi a dit…

Does somebody want to come to Hungary, Slovakia or Romania?

For Budapest, half or the tickets got sold out.

ElvisS_Scholten0188 a dit…

Well done!........................................

希宜潔綺 a dit…

人間好話,要如海綿遇水牢牢吸住......................................................

vanello a dit…

THERE IS NO PAIN COMPARED TO THAT OF LOOSING A PARENT :( :(
MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES!
WE LOVE YOU, JEAN MICHEL, AND WE WILL BE ALWAIS THERE FOR YOU!
VANELLO.

hvlad a dit…

We need you man.

C-Jay a dit…

hi jean michel,
any news on the new shows u wanna share on your blog?

裕以 a dit…

Just do it!.......................................................

Cornel a dit…

Silent made by Jean-Michel ... That sounds good, isn't it ? :))

Innuendos & Adaggios a dit…

Monsieur Jarre
C'est un honneur de vous écrire.
J'ai eu la chance de le voir récemment à Paris (Bercy). C'était mon rêve de vous rencontrer et certainement de mon père en vie.
Nous savons que vous savez du Chili, son admiration pour la mythique île de Pâques et de l'Antarctique.
Surement vous savez de l'affection et d'admiration pour son père au Chili, qui nous a rendu visite en 1987.
Aujourd'hui, j'écris à partir de cette terre lointaine, qui il ya trois mois a souffert un violent tremblement de terre et tsunami. Nous aimerions savoir sa mail pour planifier une invitation pour vous au Chili... c'est une grande occasion pour la solidarité.

Prensachile@yahoo.com

Robi a dit…

Why aren't you posting, Jean Michel?

We would like to hear your wider thoughts about Budapest, Liberec and so on...

Thank you anyway for keeping us updated by short messages on Twitter.


About your official site...
We can't see Istanbul or Beirut on Tour 2010 page. Is there any special reason not putting Istanbul online?

Will not time be short for ticket selling for Istanbul or Beirut?

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Turid Elisabeth a dit…

Dearest Jean Michel

All the best for you..
And I do hope you are ok..even though life is not always easy!

I really look forward to see you in Oslo the 28 of August..wishing you and your team a really great tour!

Heart to heart :)
Turid Elisabeth

Stendoras a dit…

Hello Jean Michel from Greece,
i would like to thank for the great show that you gave in 1/6/2010 in my country, the show was absolutely great and you was phenomenal.
I want to say one more thing, i hope the collaboration with Greek's favorite composer and musician Mikis Theodorakis will take place as soon as possible. All Greek people thank you for your great support and love that you gave to our country.

Stendoras
Greece

alin a dit…

Thanks Jean-Michel for the fantastic concert at Bucharest!

I will never forget that concert...

lahavana a dit…

Thank you very much for the wonderful concert in Bucharest! and also, for the beautiful gesture of taking your time to meet us after the concert - we hope that our tiny gift (bearing for us a great significance!) shows a token of our immense admiration for your music and you! Greetings from Romania and... NOI îţi mulţumim, Jean Michel!

Lahavana (Iulia)
www.jeanmicheljarre.ro

vanello a dit…

HELLO, JEAN MICHEL!
THANK YOU FOR THE MARVELLOUS CONCERT IN BUCHAREST, THANK YOU FOR THE AUTOGRAPH ON MY VINYL, THANK YOU FOR THE PICTURE TOGETHER WITH YOU AND, MOST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR MAKING US HAPPY AGAIN.LIFE IS SIMPLY BETTER WITH YOU ARROUND.
WITH ALL MY LOVE!!!

VANELLO.

Alain a dit…

Alors JMJ, plus de news ??