Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Kickstarter Campaign Underway To Fund Tangerine Dream Documentary

Tangerine Dream started the production of their first documentary in 2014. Following the sudden passing of founder Edgar Froese, the project evolved from a short piece into a full-length feature covering both the Tangerine Dream and Froese’s lifetime work. 

A Kickstarter campaign has been started to fund the shooting of more footage and the acquisition of early tracks’ licenses.

A statement from the band reads: “With the help of the crowd – this is YOU – we want to shoot more interviews, obtain more archive material and acquire licenses for the early Tangerine Dream tracks owned by former labels including Virgin and Sony.”

The story of Tangerine Dream will be reconstructed through several interviews with Edgar Froese’s wife Bianca Froese-Acquaye together with band members, close friends, artists and famous collaborators.

The film will also include previously unpublished footage from Froese's private archive.

Ultimately, it’s homage to Edgar Froese and the early era of electronic music. Luminaries like Queen’s guitarist Brian May have pledged support of the film.

May, who recorded the album Sonic Universe with Tangerine Dream in 2011 at Tenerife’s STARMUS Festival, said, “I’m grateful I had the opportunity to contribute to this piece on Edgar because truly he was something wonderful, and for me it was something wonderful in my life to have an opportunity to interact with him and create together, and I remember him very fondly.”

To join the Kickstarter campaign please go to:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tangerine-dream/tangerine-dream-documentary?token=d480d738.

For more about Tangerine Dream, go to http://www.tangerinedream-music.com/.