Age: 29 Joined: 29 Mar 2006 Posts: 13342 Location: Aix en Provence, France
Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:59 pm Jean-Michel Jarre by Michael Duguay (english version Bio)
Jean-Michel Jarre English Book
by Michael Duguay, translated in english by Nicolas Kern
Release march 2019
A tape recorder. It is this device that served as the first electronic instrument to Jean-Michel Jarre: « My grandfather had given me a tape recorder and with my rock band, I recorded guitar solos that I was reversing, organ parts that I was slowing down. » Passionate about sound, the young Jarre applied to the Musical Research Group in 1968: 200 candidates present themselves for 4 places. Jean-Michel Jarre passes the exam and joins the GRM, which is then the best school in the world concerning electro-acoustic music.
Trained by Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaeffer, Jean-Michel Jarre discovers an innovative approach to music at the time. Speaking of Pierre Henry, JMJ said: « He is the first, with Pierre Schaeffer, who said that the music was not only made of notes based on music theory, but sounds and that we could go out with a microphone and go record the sound of the rain, the sound of the wind, and make music out of it. »
On leaving the GRM, Jean-Michel Jarre becomes a composer, lyricist, arranger and producer. And then in 1976, in his apartment turned into a home studio, he composes a record of instrumental music that nobody wants: Oxygène. Producer Francis Dreyfus accepts to release the album and it's a revolution. Thanks to this record, « He [Jean-Michel] has made millions of people discover electronic music! » Moby
From Lyon to Equinoxe Infinity, discover the story of one of the pioneers of electronic music.
Launch price (18 € instead of 20 € at release)
Preorder at 18 € until January, 31st 2019, 2PM.
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Joined: 29 Mar 2006 Posts: 721 Location: Lodz, Poland
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:20 am
It has never been translated, as far as I'm aware, but indeed I translate everything from french, from scratch.
There was a google-translated publication of the previous edition. It was quite horrible. Human-translation is always better. Machines are not learning for a long time.
Oh, I disagree. Google's auto-translation has gotten "infinitely" better over the last couple of years. There was a Polish article about JMJ a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't believe how good the auto-translation to English was, bar a couple of idioms.
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