Since May there has been a succesful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for the making of a Tangerine Dream documentary. The project is now over 100 % backed, and the documentary is expected to be released in April 2017.
Here’s a presentation of the project:
“They used synthesizers in a time when it was just a small side issue. They incorporated sounds from outer space and heartbeats in their revolutionary and unconventional sound and enriched countless classic movies with their unique soundtrack: They are TANGERINE DREAM!”
“We want to explore the world of Tangerine Dream for the first time in a feature-length documentary. This band became famous as one of the pioneers of electronic and experimental music worldwide. They had the desire to achieve the ultimate sound.
Our goal is to uncover the band’s musical evolution, their style and their philosophy behind their art. For this reason we will depict the musical heritage of this revolutionary band and its visionary founder Edgar Froese. Furthermore we will show previously unpublished footage from Edgar’s private archive.
The impressive story of ,,Tangerine Dream‘‘ will be reconstructed through several interviews with Edgar Froese’s wife Biance Froese-Acquaye, band members, close friends, befriended artists and famous collaborators.
It’s a homage to the great musician Edgar Froese and the early era of electronic music. And last but not least, it’s a piece we owe them!
We were currently working on a short documentary about the German band Tangerine Dream.
During the production of this movie, founding member, Edgar Froese sadly passed away. Because of his unexpected death our perspective on Tangerine Dream did change decisively. From that moment on we didn’t just want to cherish the band’s career, we also wanted to portray Froese’s lifework and keep the bands and its founders legacy. In order to meet our new goals properly, we have to change from a short to a feature-length-documentary. ”
See the Kickstarter page here.