Take a look into the production of the Tangerine Dream Documentary
Dear Tangerine Dream fans and beloved supporters!
We had a great week discussing with you how to improve our campaign and
how to reach our goal. We already improved our list of rewards...but
sure there is more to do. Do you have any ideas? Unfortunately, we
cannot consider every idea but we try hard to do our best and give you
the possibility to participate in this unique project.
There is just 1 month left till our crowdfunding campaign for the first
feature length documentary about Tangerine Dream will start. Spread the
As we announced last week we want to give you a deep insight into the
production of the short Tangerine Dream Documentary. The director
Margarete Kreuzer wrote few words about her work on this movie and she
will tell us how it all started. To cut a long story short...see for
Notes about the production of the Tangerine Dream Documentary
by director Margarete Kreuzer
My first meeting with Edgar Froese und his wife, Bianca Froese-Acquaye
In 2003talked to the maestro, Edgar Froese, on the phone for the first time.
For me, Edgar – as well as David Bowie – already belonged to the living
legends of the music world. I asked him if he would give an interview
to me, because I was working that time on a TV report about David Bowie
whom I met in New York in the same year. In the 70s, Froese took Bowie over to the Hansa-Studios and
helped him finding a flat in West-Berlin. At this time Froese and Bowie
were close friends and maybe that was the reason for Edgar not to tell
me anything about Bowie’s life in West-Berlin and their friendship.
Exactly 10 years later
I called Edgar Froese once again. A very friendly and cheerful voice
introduced herself as Bianca Froese-Acquaye who redirected me to her
husband. This time Edgar was more communicative when he got to know
about my plan to make a documentary about David Bowie. He suggested to
show me all the places in West-Berlin recalling his memories of his time
with Bowie. The idea to cruise around the city while listening to
Edgar’s stories really thrilled me. Unfortunately, we never shot this
scene because the documentary never got realized due to many reasons.
Director Margarete Kreuzer with musician Jean-Michel Jarre
another telephone conversation with Edgar and Bianca, we developed the
idea of making a documentary about Tangerine Dream. Bianca, artist and
manager of TD, heavily supported this project. Everything felt right to
me, so I went to Vienna and we all met in a café at the “Wiener
Burgtheater“. Without even a break we talked about Bach, Haydn, Mozart,
Picasso, Dalí, and about Edgar’s biography as well as about Tangerine
Dream’s music for about six hours. Edgar also mentioned his vision to
create something new one more time. It was one of the best, maybe the best conversation I ever had with a musician enjoying a world-wide reputation and his charming wife.
Edgar sharpened my senses of hearing by talking about frequencies and
vibrations, he exercised my mind by discussing about quantum physics and
mathematics, and he inspired me by talking about his complementary
idol, Pablo Picasso. It was an inspiring start for the shooting of the
Tangerine Dream Documentary…(to be continued).