Welcome to the new BlahBlahCafe!

Having trouble registering? You can contact us at the "Contact us" link at the bottom of the page.

Oxymore. January 21, 22, 23 2021


Post Posted Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:01 am
plate of chips


Posts: 243
Likes received  : 5

Dear JmJ
This is briiliant.
Quirky, imaginative, fun, explorative.

(I listen to a lot of music from many styles from various parts of the world.
And I can say this is brilliant) .

It's also brilliant at your age you are so into latest tech.
You are the only artist musician from your electronica peers that is so into latest tech :
compared to vangelis, tangerine dream, klaus schulze, kitaro, kfratwerk well there's only one original member.


I always have glowing things to say about your music your concerts your career. I nearly always defend you JmJ.


# But to name something dedicated to Pierre Henry after one of your albums is poor taste poor judgement.

It is oxymoronic.

You could easily rearranged letters of Pierre Henry to named it Enierre or Piery or Rehen.


# And you have many amazing accomplishments to your name many amazing music.
So to only keep linking yourself to oxygene is pathetic.
It's as a dog begging to be recognised petted for the one trick it knows.

This also makes people (non fans) think you are just a one trick pony and that you only did oxygene and nothing else.
Last edited by plate of chips on Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
Post Posted Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:10 am
Kanta
English Moderator & Miss News

User avatar
Posts: 10177
Location: United Kingdom
Likes given: 14
Likes received  : 30

Jarregirl YouTube
Concerts attended:
Théâtre Marigny, Paris - 2007
Symphony Hall, Birmingham - 2008
RAH, London - 2008
Wembley Arena, London - 2009
NIA, Birmingham - 2009
POP Bercy, Paris - 2010
NIA, Birmingham - 2010
O2 Arena, London - 2010
Zénith Aréna, Lille - 2010
Port Hercule, Monaco - 2011
TUI Arena, Hannover - 2011
Festival International de Carthage - 2013
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham - 2016
Post Posted Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:06 am
Dr_Jones


User avatar
Posts: 2910
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Likes given: 72
Likes received  : 102

7 concerts? Looks like I missed one somewhere?
Post Posted Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:54 am
Jote


User avatar
Posts: 938
Location: Lodz, Poland
Likes given: 32
Likes received  : 48

Dr_Jones wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:06 am 7 concerts? Looks like I missed one somewhere?
Test run?
Post Posted Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:30 pm
E-vert


User avatar
Posts: 327
Location: Zoetermeer. The Netherlands
Likes received  : 2

Richard-Eastham wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:44 pm
E-vert wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:11 pm After years not visiting the home of Jarre fans, I am back. :) Oxymore was good! It was better, it was awesome! I think the best since Oxygene 7-13.
It really is something special.... the final movement is playing through my Sony headphones right now and it's brilliant! :D
It really is yeah. The binaural version of it is even more brilliant.
Life is what you make of it...
Post Posted Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:56 pm
mrvisscher


Posts: 1

I was one of the lucky ones joining the first concert on saturday night live in Paris.
I sat 3 meters in front of the podium and really loved the concert.
I was afraid that it would not be an actual concert since marketing was a bit poor infront of the concert to my humble opinion.
But the performance was really amazing, I think a combination between Amazonia, Zoolook but also the melodi of magnetic fields.
In all it was 1 hour of amazing music of which I hope he will plan an album for it.
I really liked the surround sound expierence, im not a real technician but he had a kind of mixing panel on which he could turn a wheel which allowed the music to go also into a circle around the studio/theatre.

After being a fan for 25+ years I think this was the best performance I saw since 95.
Offcourse my first concert in 1995 at around a 1000 meter acrosse the Seine at the eiffel tower was more spectacular but the whole studio performance as this Oxymore really gave an initmate feeling and I would love to hear more about it in the hopefully near future.

Oh I forgot to tell, everybody got a program leaflet of oxymore which laid at their chair when we came into the studio.

Regards
Arjan
Post Posted Tue Jan 25, 2022 4:20 pm
Dr_Jones


User avatar
Posts: 2910
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Likes given: 72
Likes received  : 102

Nice to read an eye witness review! Cool that you were there! So what's in the leaflet? I'm curious to know.
Post Posted Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:27 pm
Richard-Eastham


User avatar
Posts: 200
Location: Bournemouth, UK, Europe
Likes given: 52
Likes received  : 7

plate of chips wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:01 am Dear JmJ
This is briiliant.
Quirky, imaginative, fun, explorative.

(I listen to a lot of music from many styles from various parts of the world.
And I can say this is brilliant) .

It's also brilliant at your age you are so into latest tech.
You are the only artist musician from your electronica peers that is so into latest tech :
compared to vangelis, tangerine dream, klaus schulze, kitaro, kfratwerk well there's only one original member.


I always have glowing things to say about your music your concerts your career. I nearly always defend you JmJ.


# But to name something dedicated to Pierre Henry after one of your albums is poor taste poor judgement.

It is oxymoronic.

You could easily rearranged letters of Pierre Henry to named it Enierre or Piery or Rehen.


# And you have many amazing accomplishments to your name many amazing music.
So to only keep linking yourself to oxygene is pathetic.
It's as a dog begging to be recognised petted for the one trick it knows.

This also makes people (non fans) think you are just a one trick pony and that you only did oxygene and nothing else.

Yes, I agree totally ..... unless there is a particular reason for the OXY part of the title? That it uses elements of the original Oxygene? And why MORE? I assumed this was a reference to Pierre Henry's work, demonstrating a collaboration? But maybe not? If it's just a case of OXYMORE = MORE OXYGENE then it's really rather weak and a shame JMJ didn't develop a more appropriate title for the work.
--
01.09.93 Manchester / 07.06.97 Manchester / 30.03.08 London / 22.05.09 London / 10.10.10 London / 01.07.11 Monaco / 04.05.16 London / 23.07.16 Macclesfield / 06.10.16 Brighton / 07.10.16 London.
Post Posted Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:29 pm
Richard-Eastham


User avatar
Posts: 200
Location: Bournemouth, UK, Europe
Likes given: 52
Likes received  : 7

nexxxus wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:46 pm
Dr_Jones wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:57 pm I thought the crackling fire is the start of the whole thing, I can't hear the voice on any recording though? Is is really soft in the background or can you clearly hear it?
sorry, you are right...
I just realized that my recording is corrupted by an interfering signal. Curious but I went through my tv box and it seems that another channel was also recording at very low volume.... Strange but it's experimental after all ;-)
This is sooo "music concrete" ... very appropriate! :D
--
01.09.93 Manchester / 07.06.97 Manchester / 30.03.08 London / 22.05.09 London / 10.10.10 London / 01.07.11 Monaco / 04.05.16 London / 23.07.16 Macclesfield / 06.10.16 Brighton / 07.10.16 London.
Post Posted Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:26 pm
Oxygene


User avatar
Posts: 114
Location: Germany
Likes received  : 2

Richard-Eastham wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:27 pm
plate of chips wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:01 am Dear JmJ
This is briiliant.
Quirky, imaginative, fun, explorative.

(I listen to a lot of music from many styles from various parts of the world.
And I can say this is brilliant) .

It's also brilliant at your age you are so into latest tech.
You are the only artist musician from your electronica peers that is so into latest tech :
compared to vangelis, tangerine dream, klaus schulze, kitaro, kfratwerk well there's only one original member.


I always have glowing things to say about your music your concerts your career. I nearly always defend you JmJ.


# But to name something dedicated to Pierre Henry after one of your albums is poor taste poor judgement.

It is oxymoronic.

You could easily rearranged letters of Pierre Henry to named it Enierre or Piery or Rehen.


# And you have many amazing accomplishments to your name many amazing music.
So to only keep linking yourself to oxygene is pathetic.
It's as a dog begging to be recognised petted for the one trick it knows.

This also makes people (non fans) think you are just a one trick pony and that you only did oxygene and nothing else.

Yes, I agree totally ..... unless there is a particular reason for the OXY part of the title? That it uses elements of the original Oxygene? And why MORE? I assumed this was a reference to Pierre Henry's work, demonstrating a collaboration? But maybe not? If it's just a case of OXYMORE = MORE OXYGENE then it's really rather weak and a shame JMJ didn't develop a more appropriate title for the work.
"Oxymore" is the French word for "Oxymoron". Not more, not less.
www.jarrelook.de
93 Berlin I/95 Paris/97 Stuttg.,Munich,Oberh.,
Frankf./02 Aalborg/08 Franf.,Zurich/09 Koblenz,
Zurich/10 Oberh.,Stuttg.,Bamb.,Munich,Mannh.,
Strasb.,Oslo/11 Monaco,Frankf.,Dortm.,Cologne,
Treves, Munich,Zurich/16/17 Frankf.,Berlin,
Düsseld.,Nuremb.,Münster,Berlin,Bonn
Post Posted Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:08 am
Herr Dunkel


Posts: 130
Location: Philly, yo!
Likes given: 3
Likes received  : 5

JMJ explained the title of the piece "Oxymore" (= French word for "oxymoron" as Oxygene pointed out) in an interview. He said that musique concrète juxtaposes (or opposes) sounds that are not necessarily heard together in nature or in our day-to-day environment, so it's an oxymoron of sounds. By extension (my opinion here) mixing his own sounds (typically from electronic sources) with Henry's sounds (typically processed recordings of natural sounds) is somewhat an oxymoron, and so is mixing different styles: musique concrète with electro, techno, etc. as heard in Oxymore.

In the interview with fans in VR posted on YouTube someone asked him if the name Oxymore (and also Oxyville in the VR town) was a nod to Oxygène. JMJ responded that there was no relation. Only after he came up with the name did he notice the same first 3 letters. And so now there is a "family of Oxys". But no relation. He said there might be a relation between Oxygène and Oxymore, in the sense that when he composed Oxygène he did it freely, without constraints nor pressure, which came later on with success, fame, expectations from the audience, etc. And for Oxymore he also felt very free when he composed it as he started from someone else's sounds around which he built the piece.
Concerts: 2017: Upper Darby < 2010: Lille, Liège, Paris < 1997: Lille < 1990: La Défense
Post Posted Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:51 am
Jote


User avatar
Posts: 938
Location: Lodz, Poland
Likes given: 32
Likes received  : 48

I however like the idea that "Oxy"more picks up where "Oxy"gene 20 left off - with crackling fire.
Post Posted Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:15 pm
nexxxus


User avatar
Posts: 95
Likes given: 21
Likes received  : 8

Yeah OXYMORE in french have as definition :
" Figure of speech which consists of combining two words with contradictory meanings.
Example of an oxymoron: “gentle violence”. "
Like Water vs Fire at the beginning... Jarre explains in the interview what Pierre Henry transmitted to him... Sounds between Yin and Yang, masculine vs feminine, etc... what OXYMORE sums up
Post Posted Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:15 am
Kanta
English Moderator & Miss News

User avatar
Posts: 10177
Location: United Kingdom
Likes given: 14
Likes received  : 30

Session-excursion OXYVILLE within the concert of Jean-Michel Jarre OXYMORE - 28/01/2022

Sightseeing tour of the virtual Oxyville with the creator of the visual style of the project Pavel Pavlyukov and music by Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre, French composer and legend of electronic music, invites you to a concert in virtual reality - in the city of Oxyville, specially created for the release of his new album, in the VRChat metaverse.

Source: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/-oxyville-o ... tnKYiuGSkQ
Jarregirl YouTube
Concerts attended:
Théâtre Marigny, Paris - 2007
Symphony Hall, Birmingham - 2008
RAH, London - 2008
Wembley Arena, London - 2009
NIA, Birmingham - 2009
POP Bercy, Paris - 2010
NIA, Birmingham - 2010
O2 Arena, London - 2010
Zénith Aréna, Lille - 2010
Port Hercule, Monaco - 2011
TUI Arena, Hannover - 2011
Festival International de Carthage - 2013
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham - 2016
Post Posted Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:05 am
Dr_Jones


User avatar
Posts: 2910
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Likes given: 72
Likes received  : 102

Oh, that's interesting. This is a virtual tour through the city with the creators of the world. Sadly, it's in Russian probably, since the ticket sales are in Russian and they mention an English tour for journalists... Too bad, I would like to know more about this world.
A tour of the virtual Oxyville will be led by art director and author of the visual style of the world Pavel Pavlyukov and project director Georgy Molodtsov. As part of the tour, viewers will be able to walk through the whole journey to the music of Jean-Michel Jarre with comments by Pavel and George.

At the same time, a tour in English for foreign journalists and VR specialists will take place in the parallel copy of the world. At the end of the concert there will be an opportunity to join their copy of the world.







  • cron
    2020 Zoolook.nl
    Powered by phpBB forum software
     

     

    cron