14.11.14: 'Face the Music 2014', Arts Centre, Melbourne. Ticketed Panel discussion. Edgar Froese & others.
After more than 40 years, Edgar Froese is still provocative and challenging in his uniquely philosophical musical universe.
German electronic pioneer and founder of prolific seven time Grammy-nominated instrumental outfit Tangerine Dream, Edgar Froese is as a compositional hypnotist.
Founded in 1967, Tangerine Dream was, from the outset, an intriguing musical proposition, both thrilling and challenging the music world with their introduction of live instruments into the electronic context. Forty years and 150 releases later, the breadth and depth of their musical contribution, spanning the realms of composition, film and visuals, is a gleaming example of a life dedicated to music and a paragon of innovation for electronic musicians.
At a time when the independent music industry was virtually non-existent, Tangerine Dream were at the forefront, creating new and unexpected forms of musical expression via their unique production techniques, which now form the cornerstone for modern contemporary electronic sounds and sequences.
16.11.14: Concert: Town Hall (90-120 Swanston Street), Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne Music Week. Presented by the Goethe-Institut . Support group: Black Cab. 7.00pm. Tickets: $45.00 + $2.00 booking fee (Early bird), $55.00 (General admission). Lineup: EDGAR FROESE: organ, synthesizer, THORSTEN QUAESCHNING: synthesizer, piano, pipe organ. HOSHIKO YAMANE: electric cello + violin, electric Erhu, electronic yangqin. ULRICH SCHNAUSS: synthesizer, piano.
20.11.14: Concert: 'Tangerine Dream play Sorcerer', Australian Centre for the Moving Image, ACMI, Cinema 2, Melbourne, Australia. 7.00pm – 9.00pm. Melbourne Music Week. Presented in association with CHPix, Goethe-Institut Australia, and Melbourne Music Week, Co-presented with ACMI. Tickets: Full - $38, Concession - $35, ACMI Member - $30. Lineup: Edgar Froese, Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamine & Ulrich Schnauss.