JeanMichel Jarre Quotes

  • With electronic music, you are not confined to the acoustics of a concert-hall, and that inspired me to bring my performances outdoors.
  • I thought we had opposite visions of electronic music. Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk had a very robotic, mechanical approach. I had a more impressionist vision - a Ravel/Debussy approach.
  • For me, electronic music is like cooking: it's a sensual organic activity where you can mix ingredients.
  • Creative industries are more important than the car industry, luxury jewels, and fashion.
  • When you have a young man, I mean, questioning the power in place for love of his country, not to say 'stop' but to say 'be careful about the abuse of technology,' I think it deserves to be promoted.
  • Technology is neutral, but it all depends on the way we use it.
  • I have always been of the opinion that when those in power are promoting actions and ideals that risk harming or impeding us, people should stand up to this.
  • We all think we are connected to the world now, but we are not talking to our neighbours any more.
  • Back in the Seventies, we had a romantic, poetic vision of the future, like it was in the movie '2001: A Space Odyssey.' It felt as if everything was still ahead of us.
  • People don't realize enough how important and influentical John Carpenter has been in electronic music. He did his soundtracks by himself, using mostly electronic and analog synthesizers. He's a cult figure with DJs these days for good reasons.
  • Saying that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say.
  • Electronic musicians are quite like writers or painters. They are quite isolated in their home studios. We often don't have that the opportunity to collaborate with that many people, like in rock or jazz.
  • This project, 'Electronica,' is about working with people who are a strong source of inspiration to me.
  • The difference between noise and music is in what the musician does with the sounds.
  • I consider music like a mirage in the desert. You're obsessed with the ideal piece of music, and the more you think you're getting closer, it's not there.
  • I wanted to find a bridge between Musique Concrete, electro-acoustic music, and proper rock music.
  • For me, electronic music is the classical music of the 21st century.
  • In electronic music, staying behind your laptop for two hours is not too exciting to watch.
  • Music, photography, media, film - it's all going to be free on the Internet. We have to accept it.
  • Emotions are the basics of any art form!
  • It's sometimes better to have a father figure to rebel against than nothing, than just a black hole or an absence.