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Re: Jarre on Electronic Music and America misunderstanding:

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:48 am

knolan wrote:Why?
His use of grammar, and his accent tend to become a bit difficult to listen to.

But what do I know, I am a kraut.

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Re: Jarre on Electronic Music and America misunderstanding:

Post by mute » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:41 pm

pretty typical French attitude :)

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Re: Jarre on Electronic Music and America misunderstanding:

Post by HideawayStudio » Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:17 am

Sweep wrote:I don't take Jarre seriously, either. But when he or anyone else tries to rewrite history I'm concerned, especially when they aggrandise themselves and ignore much more important and skilled artists.
To insinuate that Jean Michel is not one of a small number major artists who have been extremely influential in bridging the gap between experimental and popular electronic music is disingenuous to say the least.

I know JM a little better than some and we have talked for a many an hour (his English is a heck of a lot better than my French!) . Like many recording artists and composers he's never going to be a master pianist or performer.. and he knows this - the skill sets are very different. He's extremely passionate about what he does and has a very good ear for sound textures and how to realise them with a very strong vision of what he is trying to achieve as a whole.

His outdoor concerts were indeed sometimes maybe too much for some sensibilities and his music may not be some people's cup of tea but I don't think this warrants people, often who barely know his music, so readily taking a poke at the man.

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Re: Jarre on Electronic Music and America misunderstanding:

Post by madtheory » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:24 pm

Success always brings out jealousy ;)

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