Festival Lumière 2013


The French musician Jean Michel Jarre, will make a special tribute called "Musique et cinéma" (music and film), to his father, the film composer Maurice Jarre who died in 2009 during the "Lumière Film Festival" in Lyon in France, which held between 14-20 October 2013. Both artists are born in the city.

Jean Michel Jarre has been a constant presence in this film festival in his hometown which this year celebrates its fifth edition. 


Maurice-Alexis Jarre (13 September 1924 – 28 March 2009) was a French composer and conductor. His son is the electronic composer Jean Michel Jarre.

Although he composed several concert works, Jarre is best known for his film scores, particularly for his collaborations with film director David Lean. Jarre composed the scores to all of Lean's films from Lawrence of Arabia (1962) on. Notable scores include The Train (1964), Mohammad, Messenger of God (1976), Witness (1985) and Ghost (1990).

Jarre was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Three of his compositions spent a total of 42 weeks on the UK singles chart; the biggest hit was "Somewhere My Love" (to his tune "Lara's Theme", with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster) by the Michael Sammes Singers, which reached Number 14 in 1966 and spent 38 weeks on the chart.

Jarre was a three-time Academy Award winner, for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984), all of which were directed by David Lean. He was Oscar nominated a total of eight times.

French composer Maurice Jarre (centre) reaches out for his son Jean-Michel after receiving special "Victoire" music award at 10th French music awards ceremony at Palace of Congress in Paris. Source: The Courier-Mail

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Jean Michel Jarre Calypso III - Tribute to Maurice Jarre 22 May 2009


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