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Jean-Michel Jarre by Michael Duguay (english version Bio)
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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.

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Preorder at 18 € until January, 31st 2019, 2PM.

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Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:04 pm   

This is a complete re-translation?
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Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:01 pm   

It has never been translated, as far as I'm aware, but indeed I translate everything from french, from scratch.
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Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:09 am   

Nico_Noyau wrote:
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.
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Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:20 am   

Dr_Jones wrote:
Nico_Noyau wrote:
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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Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:47 am   

When I began to translate the book in English, I put it in Google Translation. Some parts were good, but some other were incredibly wrong, with the translation of the synth names, album names, people... :D



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Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:45 am   

Well, to quote what I wrote on Facebook about this book:

"I started reading the English version yesterday, but I'm sorry to say that the translation (and I'm using that word very loosely here) is on par with Google translate. It's really bad and it's not something you should put on the market and charge money for.

I admire the effort to do such a book, and there are some bits which gave me info I didn't already know, but the English is so bad that it's often hard to understand what the info really means.

Maybe the book is a good read in its original version (even though it's a bit superficial), but not in English. Sorry."

I don't mean to be an a-hole, but this is objectively the truth. Thankfully I ordered the digital edition, because I only read as far as Equinoxe before I gave up.

If the other languages are also translated like this, you should pull them off the market. Someone will start demanding their money back.
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Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:22 am   

Is that the old edition or the new one? Because it looks like the new edition has been re-translated from scratch.
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Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:05 pm   

Dr_Jones wrote:
Is that the old edition or the new one? Because it looks like the new edition has been re-translated from scratch.


This is the new edition. Don't waste your money on the English translation
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