Jean Michel Jarre to Stage Multimedia Show in Warsaw
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Living legend of electronic music Jean Michel Jarre is to co-create a show for the Multimedia Fountain Park in Warsaw.
Jean Michel’s ties with Poland have always been very strong. Not only has he performed in Poland numerous times but he also created music for the huge event commemorating the 25th anniversary of Solidarność that took place in Gdańsk in 2005. He said of it in an interview for Onet.pl:
This show was absolutely unique, all these emotions, the place, public’s reaction. Everything. What happened there will forever remain in my heart. The combination of one of the most important events in the history of humanity (and I strongly believe that Solidarność changed not only Polish history but history as a whole) with my music, my performance, and meeting all these people, was one of the most moving moments of my life. Poland will remain in my heart forever.
A few months ago he was invited to create music for a show that takes place every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer at the Multimedia Fountain Park in Warsaw. Each week, thousands of people throng to the banks of the Wisła to witness the spectacle of sound, water, and light, which has a new theme every year.
This year, for the first time, the music will be as important as the other parts of the show, and also for first time, it will be created by a world-famous artist.
The idea of incorporating my music into a multimedia project met my instant approval and I’m really eager to see the results!
Jean Michel Jarre revealed that the soundtrack will comprise a wide scope of his works ranging from his debut album Oxygene, through the hit Equinoxe, to his latest album Electronica Vol 1: The Time Machine, which he co-produced with the crème de la crème of present-day electronic music producers (Moby, Armin van Buuren, Fuck Buttons, and many more).
As for the theme this year, the dancing fountains and flashing lights will reinterpret one of the oldest city’s legends – the story of the Warsaw Mermaid, a symbol of the strength of women and their importance to Poland’s capital.
Shows start from May 7th and will continue until the end of September. They are open to public and free of charge.
Author: Wojciech Oleksiak, 28 April 2016.
Sources: Press materials, culture.pl, onet.pl.