Jean-Michel Jarre at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Jean-Michel Jarre at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, April 17 2018. Pavel Boiko photo.

Jean-Michel Jarre at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, April 17 2018. Pavel Boiko photo.

Photos—Jean-Michel Jarre at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, April 17 2018

—photos by Pavel Boiko

Synth legend Jean-Michel Jarre at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver Tuesday night.

Jarre is a French composer, performer and record producer. The 70-year-old is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient and new-age genres.

His first mainstream success was the 1976 album Oxygène. The album sold an estimated 12 million copies. He followed Oxygène with Équinoxe in 1978. The following year, he performed to a record-breaking audience of more than a million people at the Place de la Concorde.That 1979 concert served as a blueprint for his future performances around the world.

According to Wiki, “As of 2004, Jarre had sold an estimated 80 million albums. He was the first Western musician officially invited to perform in the People’s Republic of China and holds the world record for the largest-ever audience at an outdoor event.”

His most recent release is 2017’s Radiophonie vol. 9. Jarre originally conceived it as the audio dressing for the France Info radio station.

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