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XV Rendez Vous Benicarló: A Total Success

A total success. This is the conclusion drawn from the comments, impressions, photos and videos recapitulated after the celebration of the 15th  annual meetings of fans of Jean Michel Jarre organized by FAIRLIGHT JARRE: The Rendez-Vous.
This is the second Rendez held in Benicarlo, again organized by the Webmaster of FAIRLIGHT JARRE GOMIS JUAN, and had nearly fifty participants including members, musicians and organizers also attracted the public celebration of open-air concert in the Saturday night.
As in all Rendez-Vous held in previous years, the good food and the lively debates and discussions about electronic music were the focus of this meeting, as well as live music this time with the added attraction of being able to enjoy a concert ” outdoor ” with so nice weather. And that was the point of this meeting. A sign where the musical quality of the participants made the nearly three hours of live electronic music will be passed as a sigh.
He opened the concert DREAMING (Francisco Domenech), the Rendez veteran musician and renowned for its ability to recreate a perfect versions  of musicians like Kraftwerk, Azul y Negro and of course JARRE. Especially praised was the song “Moon Machine” and other DREAMING own compositions as a new preview of his work “Dreaming With Synthesis”.
We follow the Argentine XETHIS (Franco Palmetti) who had special collaborations QUIMGAGARIN (Quim Bertrán), in introducing and interpreting “Oxygene 10” with his Theremin, and JORGE Bonache guitarist of the group NO COMMENT incorporating a fantastic guitar solo on XETHIS’ music.
The third performance was that of NO COMMENT (José and Jorge Bonache) who diversified their sound between Jarrer electronics (with a cover of “Revolutions” shocking) and harmonic textures of progressive rock in addition to own pieces of the repertoire of NO COMMENT.
The closing concert and party, was played by the legendary electronic band of 70-80 years,  SPACE ART, rescued by one of its founding members, in addition to musical collaborator with Jean Michel Jarre, DOMINIQUE PERRIER. Accompanied by MICHEL VALY (bass), Alain Pype (electronic drums) and LILI LACOMBE (violin midi) PERRIER did flaunt his ease when running complex leads to their keyboards (including the legendary Arp Odyssey with whom he recorded several albums ). Those alone owes much fame as a musician live, and in the collective memory is JARRE fans who ran on “Magnetic Fields 2” concerts in China in 1981.
SPACE ART’s performance found their summits in the opening moments of “Stone Art”, with the warm sound of “Onyx” (first single from the album in 1976 sold over 2 million records ) and with the party that accompanied “Space Chicken”, with the musicians playing in the audience the sky colored by fireworks. This concert in Spain Benicarlo-exclusive-is part of a promotional tour that is taking them to several European countries.
The XV Rendez Vous  would officially concluded with community lunch held on Sunday at Hotel Rosi, during which attendees had the chance to chat with some members of SPACE ART  and be signed recently released the album “Space Art Tribute” published by the label CZEN PROD. and available for sale through his website.
Two weeks after this Rendez, memories and testimonials, photographs and videos of participants Benicarló soar this quote in one of the most successful meetings, with greater impact on the local media and regional, but especially by the index satisfaction awarded by the audience.

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