Red Bull Music Academy presents A Conversation with Jean Michel Jarre
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 @ 12:00 - 14:00 CET
Lyric Gaîté, 3a Rue Papin, 75003 Paris
Jean-Michel Jarre, Laurent Garnier and Air’s Nicholas Godin, plus many more, will all be there.
Red Bull Music Academy 2015 is nearly upon us. After heading east in 2014 for a month-long sensory overload in Tokyo, this year the Academy lands in Paris to celebrate the French capital's contribution to culture past, present and future. From October 25 to November 27, a studio team featuring Modeselektor, Thundercat and Just Blaze will mentor 61 participants at the Gaîté Lyrique. For the rest of us, though, there's an eye-popping line-up of events, installations and lectures.
To celebrate the Academy's first appearance in Europe since 2011, the 17th Red Bull Music Academy features some huge names. Notable artists who'll be lecturing and performing are Gallic techno pioneer Laurent Garnier, Parisian disco legend and recent star of Glastonbury Cerrone, and a man who gave the electronic-music revolution new impetus way back when, Jean-Michel Jarre.
Keeping things homegrown, Laurent Garnier’s much-loved Rex Club will be throwing a night that pitches house-music joker Mr Oizo alongside New York's L.I.E.S. imprint and wintry synth-pop obsessives Minimal Wave. Sexy Boy and one half of Air Nicolas Godin will be joined in a double bill by Stereolab's refined synth-pop ace, Lætitia Sadier.
From further afield comes Stephen O'Malley's doom merchants Sunn O))), south-central LA's modern jazzer Kamasi Washington and thrilling, post-rock-infused saxophonist Colin Stetson. That's just the tip of the iceberg, too.
You can buy tickets for all events right now from redbullmusicacademy.com/paris.
But there's more – there always is. Keep your eyes peeled, too, for short film series Paris Now!, which tells the story of the city's many music scenes; daily.redbullmusicacademy.com will be returning with more insightful long-form journalism; and RBMA Radio celebrates 10 years of broadcasting with shows every Thursday between 6–8pm CET.
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