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Jarre in China 2004

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Jean Michel Jarre was the first ever musican to perform in China after Maos dead. That was in 1981.

In 2004 Jean Michel Jarre returned to China during the year of France with yet another revolutionairy concert project.

The concert was staged 2 places in Beijing. The biggest stage was be placed on the South Side of the Meridian Gate in the Forbidden City. The other stage was free for anyone to attend and was placed in the Tiananmen Square.

The concert was the first ever concert performed in 5.1 Surroundsound and there was placed 4 big high difinition screens around in Beijing so everyone could enjoy this great event. The concert were also broadcasted live in Chinese TV CCTV, France 2 and HDTV.
The concert were also broadcasted live in some cinemas around in Europe.

Facts

  • Concert details
    Place: Forbidden City - Beijng
    Date: 10th of October 2004

  • Artists on stage
    Jean Michel Jarre
    Francis Rimbert
    Patrick Rondat (electric guitars)
    CLaude Samar (acoustic guitars)
    Several Chinese musicians

  • Facts & Figures

  • 60 tons / 300m3 of equipment flown in from France
  • 100 persons in the French Production Team
  • 100.000 Watts Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Audio System
  • 600 Projectors
  • 3.600KW Electric Power
  • 20 KM Cable
  • Symponic Orchestra with 85 Chinese Musicians
  • Traditional Orchestra with Chinese Musicians
  • Choir with 72 Chinese Singers
  • 100 Chinese Figurants

 

vances says:
Sounds incredible - haven't listened to any Jarre for years, but enjoyed him in college years. Sounds like you worked the concert???
Posted on: Oct 03, 2007
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