Main: Edgar Froese Remembered

Today we present a pro­gramme of clas­sic elec­tron­i­ca, fea­tur­ing the work of Edgar Froese, who passed away last week, and Tan­ger­ine Dream, the ground-break­ing elec­tron­ic music band he found­ed in the ear­ly 1970s, best-known for their many albums of atmos­pher­ic elec­tron­ic mate­r­i­al and numer­ous movie sound­tracks. We’ll be includ­ing tracks from the band’s ear­ly days on the Pink record label in Ger­many, record­ings from their peri­od with Vir­gin Records in the 1970s and ’80’s, right on up to a live per­for­mance from MoogFest in Asheville NC in 2011, and a col­lec­tion of solo mate­r­i­al.

From Wikipedia: Edgar Will­mar Froese was born in Tilsit, East Prus­sia, on D‑Day dur­ing the Sec­ond World War. He took piano lessons from the age of 12, and start­ed play­ing gui­tar at 15. After show­ing an ear­ly apti­tude for art, Froese enrolled at the Acad­e­my of the Arts in West Berlin to study paint­ing and sculp­ture. In 1965, he formed a band called The Ones, which played psy­che­del­ic rock, and some rock and R&B stan­dards. While play­ing in Spain, The Ones were invit­ed to per­form at Sal­vador Dalí’s vil­la in Cadaqués. Froe­se’s encounter with Dalí was high­ly influ­en­tial, inspir­ing him to pur­sue more exper­i­men­tal direc­tions with his music.

After return­ing to Berlin, Froese began recruit­ing musi­cians for the free-rock band that would become Tan­ger­ine Dream.

Image: Tan­ger­ine Dream per­forms in a con­cert in Eber­swalde, Ger­many. Pho­to by Ralf Roletschek

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