LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre has sold his entire music publishing back catalogue to BMG, following in the footsteps of other performers cashing in on their work.
The musician, 73, tells Nick McGrath about playing in front of 2 million people, being friends with Princess Diana and Mick Jagger, and his French Resistance hero mother
There is much to commend in director Amy Leach’s new production of Macbeth for Leeds Playhouse. In Jessica Baglow, it boasts a Lady Macbeth who is by turns powerfully persuasive and grievously distressed. In Tachia Newall, it has a raw, emotional Macbeth who is one moment ruminative and self-debating, and the next the embodiment of the violence of a cornered wildcat.
Happy New Year! What better way to celebrate than watching a live show from Jean-Michel Jarre, recorded last year in the Notre-Dame cathedral? This ground-breaking live performance entitled 'Welcome To The Otherside' combines life-like concert visuals in VR with a real live studio performance - a mixed-media approach which was the first of its kind.
Jean-Michel Jarre: "I always considered stereo to be a fake process, created in the ‘30s, just to produce a sense of space"
We sat down with the legendary composer to talk through his new live album and his fascination with immersive sound and VR technology. Jean-Michel Jarre likely needs no introduction. As one of the most prolific and successful composers to work in electronic music, it’s no exaggeration to say that he’s played a pivotal role in the development of the genre over the past five decades.