EDWARD SNOWDEN REVEALED AS FINAL COLLABORATOR ON JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’S ‘ELECTRONICA VOLUME 2: THE HEART OF NOISE’

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EDWARD SNOWDEN REVEALED AS FINAL COLLABORATOR ON
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’S ‘ELECTRONICA VOLUME 2: THE HEART OF NOISE’
WHISTLEBLOWER FEATURES ON “EXIT”

Just when the collaborator list for JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’s upcoming ELECTRONICA VOL. 2: THE HEART OF NOISE (out May 6 via Sony Music/RED) couldn’t get any more diverse, it can now be revealed that none other than Edward Snowden will join proceedings as the final name to feature on the project.
 
Originally announced on the album as just ‘ES,’ Snowden–the whistleblower behind one of the biggest revelations of classified documents–contributes to the fifth track on THE HEART OF NOISE titled “Exit” and it’s available to stream on all platforms now.
 
 
Collaborating from Snowden’s delivery of his core message, JARRE layers and sculpts the American’s words around a driving techno beat that conjures up a grand sense of chase. The release of the track also coincides with an exclusive track story that has been made available to watch now. Having debuted via Rolling Stone today (April 15), fans can see both Jarre and Snowden speaking with one another in the video about music, politics, privacy and more.

 
UN Ambassador for UNESCO and activist for Human Rights, JARRE has tirelessly campaigned over the years for the right to free speech, and his collaboration with Snowden reveals yet another side to the multi-faceted Godfather of Electronic Music.
 
Speaking on “Exit,” JARRE said, “I wrote a speedy techno track evoking the constant and hectic production of data and the obsessive quest for more information. I then linked the music with this mad hunt and chase in order to get hold of people like Edward Snowden.”
 
“One of the recurrent themes of Electronica Vol. 1 & 2 is the ambiguous relationship we have with technology. On one side we have the world in our pocket and on the other side, the world is spying on us constantly. Edward Snowden became a modern hero, not by saying ‘stop’, but to be careful regarding the (ab)use of technology. Our future needs brave people like him.”
 
Snowden also had his say behind the name of the track adding, “You have a choice and ‘Exit,’ whether it’s used as a noun or a verb, is something which we pursue. It’s something where we direct ourselves. It’s about an action which may change everything from where we are to another direction, a departure to somewhere else.”
 
ELECTRONICA VOL. 2: THE HEART OF NOISE, will be officially released on Friday, May 6 via Sony Music International and is the follow up to the widely lauded Electronica Vol. 1: The Time Machine LP. With music across both volumes from the Pet Shop Boys, Primal Scream, Pete Townshend, Julia Holter, Lang Lang, Cyndi Lauper, Laurie Anderson, AIR and Peaches to name a few, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE has assembled his very own dream team of artists to collaborate with across ELECTRONICA. Those who pre-order Vol. 2 will also receive three instant downloads from JARRE’s collaborations with Rone (“The Heart of Noise”) and Peaches (“What You Want”) in addition to “Exit.”
 
Pre-Order Electronica Vol. 2: The Heart of Noise
 
 
Full Tracklisting for Electronica Vol. 2: The Heart of Noise is:
 
1. The Heart of Noise Pt. 1:  JM Jarre & Rone
2. The Heart of Noise Pt. 2:  JM Jarre
3. Brick England:  JM Jarre & Pet Shop Boys
4. As One:  JM Jarre & Primal Scream
5. Exit – JM Jarre & Edward Snowden
6. These Creatures:  JM Jarre  & Julia Holter
7. Here For You:  JM Jarre & Gary Numan
8. The Architect: JM Jarre & Jeff Mills
9. What You Want:  JM Jarre & Peaches
10. Circus:  JM Jarre & Siriusmo
11. Why This, Why That, Why:  JM Jarre & Yello
12. Switch On Leon:  JM Jarre & The Orb
13. Gisele:  JM Jarre & Sebastien Tellier
14. Electrees:  JM Jarre & Hans Zimmer
15. Swipe To The Right:  JM Jarre & Cyndi Lauper
16. Walking The Mile:  JM Jarre & Christophe
17. Falling Down: JM Jarre
18. The Heart of Noise (The Origin): JM Jarre
 
Furthermore, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE will return to the international stage in 2016 and beyond following the release of VOL. 2, with a first leg of pan-European dates confirmed across a host of festivals and arenas this year. With a unique and brand-new super production, JARRE will play major venues like the 02 Arena in London and AccorHotels Arena in Paris, in addition to further dates in Germany, Scandinavia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland and many more. See below for the full dates.

DATE
 
CITY
VENUE
Fri
6/17
Barcelona, Spain
Sónar Festival
Sat
7/9
Rome, Italy
Auditorium Parco Della Musica
Wed
7/13
Bayonne, France
Arenes de Bayonne
Thu
7/14
Nimes, France
Festival de Nimes
Sat
7/16
Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Melt! Festival
Sat
7/23
Cheshire, England
Jodrell Bank
Tue
10/4
Cardiff, Wales
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Thu
10/6
Brighton, England
Brighton Arena
Fri
10/7
London, England
02 Arena
Sat
10/8
Birmingham, England
Barclaycard Arena
Mon
10/10
Dublin, Ireland
3Arena
Thu
10/13
Leeds, England
First Direct Arena
Fri
10/14
Glasgow, Scotland
The SSE Hydro
Sun
10/16
Frankfurt, Germany
Festhall
Mon
10/17
Strasbourg, France
Zénith
Wed
10/19
Hamburg, Germany
Barclaycard Arena
Thu
10/20
Berlin, Germany
Mercedes Benz Arena
Sat
10/22
Dusseldorf, Germany
Electricity Conference @ ISS Dome
Sun
10/23
Brussels, Belgium
Palais 12
Wed
10/26
Copenhagen, Denmark
Falconer Theatre
Fri
10/28
Oslo, Norway
Spektrum
Sat
10/29
Stockholm, Sweden
Hovet
Mon
10/31
Helsinki, Finland
Ice Hall
Wed
11/2
Tallinn, Estonia
Saku Arena
Thu
11/3
Kaunas, Lithuania
Kaunas Arena
Sat
11/5
Łódz, Poland
Atlas Arena
Sun
11/6
Katowice, Poland
Spodek
Tue
11/8
Prague, Czech Republic
02 Arena
Wed
11/9
Bratislava, Slovakia
Nepela Arena
Thu
11/10
Budapest, Hungary
Papp Laszlo Sport Arena
Fri
11/11
Cluj, Romania
Polivalent Hall
Sun
11/13
Belgrade, Serbia
Kombank Arena
Tue
11/15
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Arena Stozice
Thu
11/17
Vienna, Austria
Stadthalle
Fri
11/18
Zurich, Switzerland
Hallenstadion Zurich
Sat
11/19
Nuremberg, Germany
Arena Nürnberg
Mon
11/21
Munster, Germany
Munsterlandhalle
Tue
11/22
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Heineken Music Hall
Thu
11/24
Lyon, France
Halle Tony Garnier
Fri
11/25
Geneva, Switzerland
Arena
Mon
11/28
Clermont Ferrand, France
Zénith D’Auvergne
Tue
11/29
Nantes, France
Zénith Metropole
Mon
12/12
Paris, France
AccorHotels Arena

Electronica is a two-volume project with 30 collaborators in total.
 
Electronica 1: The Time Machineis out now.
Listen to and buy the album here.
 
ELECTRONICA 2: THE HEART OF NOISE is out on May 6, 2016.

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About JEAN-MICHEL JARRE:

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE has been one of the pioneering forces throughout the electronic music scene over the last four decades, having originally made his name in the 1970s for his critically acclaimed album OXYGENE. OXYGENE was unmistakably a catalyst that set electronic music well on its way to becoming the behemoth that it is today, with JEAN-MICHEL’s music and follow through albums (Equinoxe, Magnetic Fields, RendezVous, Chronology) breaking down boundaries of composing and production paving the path for what has become today the most popular genre of music of all time.  With over 80 million albums sold worldwide to date, musicians and contemporary DJs often refer to JARRE’s influence and innovation, not only for his music but also for his singular vision and creation of outdoor concerts experience.  JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’s legendary concerts have attracted Guinness Record-breaking audiences, with his live shows often, if not always, taking place in some of the most extraordinary settings worldwide. He was the first western musician ever to be invited to perform in post-Mao China, and has also played the likes of the Great Pyramids in Egypt, The Sahara Desert and The Eiffel Tower in addition to perhaps his most famous performance ever, where he played to a record 3.5 million people in Moscow. All in all, JARRE has held Guinness World Records for the largest live audiences over the continents.   JEAN-MICHEL JARRE is synonymous with the legendary as he continues to break new ground with each piece of music and live performance.

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