Top 60 Jean-Michel Jarre Quotes

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The paradox is that Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and al

The paradox is that Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and all the tech giants are bigger fans of music than some of the executives working at major record companies.
Jean-Michel Jarre
With the violin, for example, one understands culturally that the sound comes from the instrument that can be seen. With electronic music, it is not the same at all. That’s why it seemed so important to me, from the beginning of my career, to invent a grammar, a visual vocabulary adapted to electronic music.
Jean-Michel Jarre
I don’t necessarily like anniversaries that much.
Jean-Michel Jarre
I just had one occasion in my life when suddenly my private life was everywhere, and that was an accident and beyond my control.
Jean-Michel Jarre
When I was at the Group for Musical Research, with this idea of discovering electronic music, I quickly realized that that it was a very interesting and exciting approach to music, but I also saw that it was very intellectual and quite dogmatic.
Jean-Michel Jarre
I’m convinced that the earth is much stronger than us.
Jean-Michel Jarre
If you get rid of music, images, videos, words and literature from the smartphone, you just have a simple phone that would be worth $50.
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When I did the first ‘Oxygene’ in the vinyl days, I had a structure in mind divided in 2 parts fitting the A&B sides of an album.
Jean-Michel Jarre
People don’t realize enough how important and influentical John Carpenter has been in electronic music. He did his soundtracks by himself, using mostly electronic and analog synthesizers. He’s a cult figure with DJs these days for good reasons.
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For me, electronic music is like cooking: it’s a sensual organic activity where you can mix ingredients.
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Back in the Seventies, we had a romantic, poetic vision of the future, like it was in the movie ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ It felt as if everything was still ahead of us.
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All those ethereal string sounds on ‘Oxygene IV’ come from the VCS3. It was the first European synthesizer, made in England by a guy called Peter Zinoviev. I got one of the first ones.
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My father and I never really achieved a real relationship. We probably saw each other 20 or 25 times in our lifetime.
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People are rejecting the power of the elite, but individuals such as Snowden are doing so in a positive way, trying to change things for the better. He is a very intelligent man and obviously interested in electronic music.
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At the time, ‘Oxygene’ was considered a totallyfar outconcept… What was ‘in’ at the time was disco, hard-rock, and the early days of punk… and moreover, ‘Oxygene’ was instrumental. And I was French!
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In a lifetime, you can say, yes, you have instances of pleasure, of happiness, you like some of your work, but your work is the entire story, and if you are not satisfied with a few moments of a few parts of that story, you would like to be able to adjust that.
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Most of the time, when you are in the studio, you are revealing yourself; you’re a bit naked. You can express your weaknesses, your awkward way of approaching sound. Sharing these intimate moments is like inviting somebody into your private room.
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I feel very privileged to have played China, and the pyramids, all these fantastic places, but it created a kind of smoke curtain between the audience and me as a musician.
Jean-Michel Jarre
In my opinion, British women are more romantic than French ones.
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I wanted to create a bridge between experimental music and pop.
Jean-Michel Jarre
My mother, who was in the Resistance in the Second World War, passed away at 96, and it was like she was 60. I almost have to apologise for my genes.
Jean-Michel Jarre
We have lost our vision for the future. Before, we say, ‘Nothing will be the same. Cars will fly, and we go to the end of the universe.’ We have this kind of naive but exciting idea of the future. Now, the vision has been reduced to ways to select our garbage and how to survive global warming.
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I consider music like a mirage in the desert. You’re obsessed with the ideal piece of music, and the more you think you’re getting closer, it’s not there.
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I studied classical music in the Conservatory of Paris.
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I was recently realizing that I’ve probably spent 80 percent of my life in studios! It’s very difficult to do that and still have a private life; it’s very difficult to do anything else.
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I thought we had opposite visions of electronic music. Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk had a very robotic, mechanical approach. I had a more impressionist vision – a Ravel/Debussy approach.
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People who do music do it because it is all they can do. And that’s me, I suppose. I can do nothing else.
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Electronic musicians are quite like writers or painters. They are quite isolated in their home studios. We often don’t have that the opportunity to collaborate with that many people, like in rock or jazz.
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The major rock instruments and classical instruments were designed for performance, for sharing the music with an audience, and then later people put microphones on them and recorded them. But for electronic music, the opposite was true – they’re designed in laboratories, and later, we tried to put them on stage.
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For me, electronic music is the classical music of the 21st century.
Jean-Michel Jarre
My first break was in my home country with some pop songs that became hits, writing for French singers Christophe & Francoise Hardy, which became hits.
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I think that in any language when you have a real relat

I think that in any language when you have a real relationship, and there is love and respect between people, infidelity is always something difficult to acceptwhether you are Chinese, British, French. I think that is a universal concept… or problem.
Jean-Michel Jarre
We should never forget that in the smartphone, the smart part is us creators.
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I understand more when I travel why people believe that the French are arrogant.
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I want the Dead Sea, like Masada, to be part of UNESCO’s world heritage.
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Some collaborators might join forces in certain cities or special concerts. I’m excited to share the stage with some prestigious people that I love and respect.
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Bands like Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, who I respect, have a very robotic, dehumanised approach. They’re almost an apology for machines. It’s very German.
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‘Oxygene’ was one of the first, if not the first, popular electronic music album.
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I did the first ‘Oxygene’ on an 8 tracks tape recorder with very few instruments, with no other choice than being minimalist.
Jean-Michel Jarre
When I compose an album, I don’t think about how to adapt it on stage.
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Saying that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say.
Jean-Michel Jarre
I have always been of the opinion that when those in power are promoting actions and ideals that risk harming or impeding us, people should stand up to this.
Jean-Michel Jarre
Suddenly, we are putting ourselves as the next dinosaurs. It’s rather dark; we have narrowed our dreams. It is time to restore our visions. And so it’s not a nostalgic idea; it is based with this unconscious need to restore a kind of dynamic for tomorrow.
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What is important to me is that the world understand that the problems of the Dead Sea concern not only residents of the region but humanity.
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I was always interested in mixing experimentation with pop music, and Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream – we were all doing it at the same time, just very isolated from each other, all in our different cellars, in different worlds, without the Internetunderground in every sense.
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Music is the backbone of my shows.
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If music is to continue to support the livelihoods of artists, it cannot be taken without the permission of artists.
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Sometimes, you try something, and it works in terms of success. That doesn’t mean you like what is a hit. Sometimes you like the most obscure song on your album.
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Snowden has demonstrated true love for his country. He has done something to improve the lives of people.
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As a musician, I have always strived for my albums and live performance to render a sound as close as possible to perfection.
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Even if we artists are all very privileged, there’s a constant frustration about how to do more or better, and never being satisfied.
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I always dreamed, when I started writing music, to find a way of immersing yourself in it.
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The characteristic of ‘Oxygene’ is a mixture of innocence and ambition, of trying to do something different in a different way.
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When I began making electronic music, the only thing I was thinking about was creating music that I really liked. I didn’t think about what effect it would have; I was busy doing it.
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I would say to anyone starting out that if their priority in life is happiness, then don’t be a musician.
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I am not someone who is afraid; I am someone who reasons.
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Governments can help support European music by promoting public awareness that when people take music that doesn’t belong to them, they undermine the future of those very artists whose work they enjoy.
Jean-Michel Jarre
Pursuing music eats into your life to the point where there is no space left for anything else. You are lucky if you find a partner who is able to understand that, but even then, they will only understand it for a while, and then things get – you know, difficult.
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I collect robots. They’re mainly Japanese, American, and especially Russiansmall robots, big robots, and old toy robots made between 1910 and the Fifties.
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I used to play in rock bands. Then I went to the first school of electronic music in the world. It was in Paris headed by one of the most important people involved in electronic music.
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