Jean-Jacques Perrey AV Festival interview

Jean-Jacques Perrey AV Festival interviewIn 2008, Jean-Jacques Perrey and his musical partner Dana Countryman appeared at the first AV Festival, which took place at the Sage, Gateshead in March of that year.

In the afternoon, Jean-Jacques presented a lecture talking about his life of music-making, where he also gave a demonstration of how to make a tape loop. Amongst many others in the audience for that talk were James Cargill and Trish Keenan from Broadcast and Dick Mills from the Radiophonic Workshop (who DJ Bongoboy ended up sitting next to).

Later that day, Jean-Jacques and Dana took to the stage to perform some of Jean-Jacques’ greatest hits, as well as some of the music they’d been making together.

Before the evening show, we were lucky enough to spend some time with these two great gentlemen and recorded an interview with them.

This interview formed part of an edition of Project Moonbase which was broadcast in March 2008 but until now this show has not been available as a podcast.

Jean-Jacques’ answers are translated by his daughter, Patricia Leroy.

Lots of photos of the pair in action at the AV Festival can be found on Dana’s website.

PLEASE NOTE: the show is an archival recording and the music is all in mono. If you want to hear Jean-Jacques’ music in the ping pong stereo it was recorded in, we urge you to get hold of his music!

Also listen to our 2017 celebration ep: Jean-Jacques Perrey Jamboree

Photo of Jean-Jacques and Dana in Dana’s studio, courtesy Dana Countryman.

Listen now:

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Later on in 2008 we carried out another interview with Jean-Jacques and Dana which was split over two shows – also now available as podcasts for the first time:

Part 1

Part 2

The Music

1. The Moog Cookbook: Sweet Home Alabama from Ye Olde Space Bande: Plays Classic Rock Hits Buy on Amazon
2. Stereolab: Variation One from Moog Buy on Amazon
3. Charles Trenet: L’Âme Des Poétes from Charles Trenet – L’Ame d’un Poète Buy on Amazon
4. The Electrosoniks (Kid Baltan & Tom Dissevelt): Whirling (US title: Sonik Re-Entry) from Popular Electronics (Early Dutch Electronic Music from Philips Research Laboratories 1956-1963) Buy on Amazon
5. Les Paul: Lover from Les Paul Now! Buy on Amazon
6. Harry Breuer And His Quintet: Minute Merengue from Mallet Mischief Buy on Amazon
7. Jean-Jacques Perrey: Flight Of The Bumblebee from Moog Indigo Buy on Amazon
8. Various Artists: The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy from 100 Greatest TV Themes Buy on Amazon
9. Spike Jones & His City Slickers: Dance of the Hours from The Best of Spike Jones & His City Slickers Buy on Amazon
10. Perrey & Kingsley: One Note Samba/Spanish Flea from Kaleidoscopic Vibrations Buy on Amazon
11. David Chazam: El final countdown / la cuenta al reves Watch
12. Dana Countryman: Lovesick Martian Boy from Interplanetary Materials Free
13. Le Tone: Joli dragon from Le petit Nabab Buy on Amazon
14. Pat Prilly w/Jean-Jacques Perrey: La Panthere Cosmique from Moog Sensations Buy on Amazon
15. Daniel Pemberton: Metal Swing Sing Sing from TVPOPMUZIK Buy on Amazon
16. Messer Chups: Bride of the Atom from Bride of the Atom Buy on Amazon
17. Jean-Jacques Perrey/Dana Countryman: Hernando’s Hideaway/Tico Tico from The Happy Electropop Music Machine Buy on Amazon
18. John Buzon Trio: Caravan [Eat Static Remix] from Electronic Excursions In Hi-Fi Stereo Buy on Amazon
19. Jean-Jacques Perrey: E.V.A. from Moog Indigo Buy on Amazon

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