Jean-Michel Jarre

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by Jean-Michel Jarre

Biography

24 August 1948, Lyon, France. This enigmatic composer and keyboard wizard became the premier exponent of European electronic music in the late 70s and early 80s. The son of film composer Maurice Jarre, from the age of five Jean-Michel was playing the piano and guitar. He studied harmony and structure at the Paris Conservatoire, before abandoning classical music and, in 1964, joining Pierre Schaeffer’s Groupe de Recherches Musicales at Beaubourg. Becoming gradually more fascinated with the... Read more

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electronic
ambient
new age
instrumental
french
electronica
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