Red Bull Music Academy Launches Paris EDM Event With Jean-Michele Jarre, Cerrone
September 14, 2015 at 2:06 PM (PT)
THE RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY will hit PARIS from OCTOBER 25th to NOVEMBER 27th to curate a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary culture program of music events, workshops, public lectures and art exhibitions.
Returning to EUROPE for the first time since 2011, the 2015 RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY will be held in one of the world's most romantic, artistically significant cities, an incubator of influential contemporary culture, contributing to some of the most important breakthroughs in the fields of music, art, fashion, film and design.
For five weeks, 61 participants from 37 different countries are invited to work on music together in the state-of-the-art recording facilities at the ACADEMY's headquarters at LA GAITE LYRIQUE, which will also house a bespoke lecture program for the CLASS OF 2015. The acclaimed space for digital culture will open its doors to the public for multiple ACADEMY events and concerts, as well as the multi-faceted PARIS MUSIQUE CLUB exhibition, a series of installations created by SCALE collective, which explores the intersections between music and digital art, and invites visitors to interact with the works. Additionally, 12 trailblazing and specially appointed local collectives, including GARAGE MU, IN PARADISUM, SNTWN and ANTINOTE, will take turns in presenting uniquely expansive realizations of their musical visions at LA GAITE LYRIQUE through a series of live performances, listening sessions, screenings, and more.
Electronic pioneer JEAN-MICHEL JARRE will sit down for a rare public lecture, and so will legendary disco producer, composer and drummer CERRONE. Presenting his impressive CONTRPOINT live show for the first time ever, AIR's NICOLAS GODIN will share the bill STEREOLABL's LAETITIA SADIER.
In addition, RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY will bring some of the most exciting performers from a variety of genres, including doom metal greats SUNN O))), while SOUTH CENTRAL's jazz ambassador, "To Pimp a Butterfly" sax-player extraordinaire KAMASI WASHINGTON will also be on hand. Producer, DJ, neuroscientist, former ACADEMY lecturer, and EGLO RECORDS head DR. SAM SHEPHERD will present his FLOATING POINTS ENSEMBLE in a traditional jazz venue setting at NEW MORNING, while ARCADE FIRE co-conspirators COLIN STETSON and SARAH NEUFELD will play alongside BROOKLYN avant-metal outfit LITURGY at former leather factory LA MAROQUINERIE.