French composer Jean Michel Jarre and whistleblower Edward Snowden have collaborated on "Exit," a track off the electronic music pioneer's upcoming new LP Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise. The composer travelled to Russia to work with the former NSA analyst, who remains in exile after leaking classified documents detailing how the United States and other countries are spying on their citizens.接下来为大家介绍"艺术留学预算简述斯诺登的新身份：电音歌手"
法国作曲家、电子音乐领军人物让-米歇尔·雅尔与泄密者爱德华·斯诺登艺术留学预算，携手打造了一支单曲《出口》(点击这里收听)。这首歌将被收录到雅尔即将发布的黑胶唱片《Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise》中。雅尔专程赶到俄罗斯与这位美国国家安全局前分析员会面，进行歌曲创作。因对外披露了美国等国对公民实施窃听行为的机密文件，斯诺登目前处于流亡状态。
Jarre says he reached out to a journalist and mutual acquaintance he shared with Snowden who eventually put them in contact. "I think that Edward was surprised to receive my invitation to collaborate on a musical composition, to voice his message via another media," Jarre said.
"Edward Snowden became a modern hero, not by saying 'stop,' but to be careful regarding the (ab)use of technology," Jarre said.
Over the course of a few videoconference conversations, Jarre and Snowden laid the foundation for their collaborative track. The collaborators eventually met up in Russia, where Snowden has been seeking asylum, to complete work on "Exit." "I was surprised, " Snowden admits. "It was certainly not something I was expecting, as an engineer [and] someone who's not really cool."
Jarre added that it was Snowden who gave "Exit" its name. "You have a choice and 'Exit,' whether it's used as a noun or a verb, is something which we pursue," Snowden said of the track.
The double-edged sword that technology presents is a central theme and the "core message" throughout "Exit." "Technology can actually increase privacy," Snowden says on "Exit."
"Saying that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different that saying you don't care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say... What may not have value to you today may have value to an entire population... If you don't stand up for it, then who will?"