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Jean-Michel Jarre records with Edward Snowden – after the Guardian brings them together | Musique Non Stop

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Jean-Michel Jarre records with Edward Snowden – after the Guardian brings them together

When we interviewed him last year, the French electronic pioneer asked for our help in putting together a track with the NSA whistleblower

The Guardian’s coverage of the Edward Snowden NSA leaks has had a wide variety of repercussions, but perhaps none are as improbable as the latest: a collaboration between the 32-year-old whistleblower and French electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre, on a techno track to be released this weekend.

“Edward is an absolute hero of our times,” said Jarre, whose piece with Snowden, called Exit, appears on his forthcoming album of collaborations, Electronica Volume II: The Heart Of Noise, the former CIA employee making an unlikely appearance on a list of special guests that also includes the Pet Shop Boys, Gary Numan and rapper Peaches.

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by Alexis Petridis via Electronic music | The Guardian