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Title: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
Post by: ObiwanKenomi on January 07, 2016, 04:19:01 PM
After Edgar Froese´s tragic death on January 30th 2015, the rest of TD´s members and management have been reconsidering TD´s future. Here some news which reached us early February 2015:

Some TD-news, published by TD´s administration office:

Title: Re: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
Post by: ObiwanKenomi on January 07, 2016, 04:22:13 PM
More news which reached us at the end February 2015:

Peter Baumann returns and the DREAM continues...

Some TD-news taken from

"Hallo everyone - as all of you I was shocked by Edgar's sudden departure. Just a month ago I visited him in Austria making plans for a new project. Well, there will be a new project, and Edgar's fingerprints will be all over it. His personality will permeate everything that is composed/produced under the TD name."

Thank you all for your kind comments. I'm just now sitting in a plane returning from Austria after meeting with Bianca and the TD crew. After many, many years, last October I felt compelled to return to making music - that's when I contacted Edgar and visited him in Austria in early January - those were some of the most emotional and intense days in my life. We're now in the midst of planing the next phase of TD, I believe it will be magical!
Title: Re: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
Post by: ObiwanKenomi on January 07, 2016, 04:23:34 PM
In April 2015, more news followed:

1. Message from Bianca, Thorsten, Ulrich & Hoshiko

Hi everyone,

It's still not easy to address some words to you as we all do miss Edgar immensely.....
But we think we owe you an explanation why we have decided to continue working together despite the painful loss of Edgar.

On numerous occasions over the past months Edgar explained his vision for what was to become the first album of the 'Quantum Years'. Some of the changes he suggested were rather radical ones, others more aiming towards an evolutionary progression of what's been there already.

As a consequence we (Edgar, Thorsten and Ulrich) had already begun working on material for this project - the initial plan was to get together at some point during the first half of this year and to create a joint record on the basis of those ideas.
It'll be the greatest challenge since we started making music to finish this project without Edgar's physical presence but due to the instructions he has already given us and the sketches he recorded, we feel that we should at least try to realize Edgar's vision.

We assure you that we'll do our best to produce a result that is as close as possible to what he would've wanted it to be.
We're also grateful that Peter Baumann (ex-member of TD) has agreed to support us with this project - he'll even be present during the 2nd half of a longer recording session that's currently been scheduled for this April.

Again, we're fully aware of the extreme challenge that this task represents - but we're also hoping that we'll manage to come up with a result that will satisfy Edgar - and you.
Title: Re: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
Post by: ObiwanKenomi on January 07, 2016, 04:24:30 PM
2. Edgar's Autobiography

As we already told you in our last newsletter Bianca, Edgar's wife, took over the book project of her husband now and will finish his work during the next months, so there is a mountain of work ahead.... Thanks very much in advance for your kind understanding that she will need time to put together this important book. In any case she plans to release it in 2015.

At the same time she would like to ask some fans who shot nice pics from Edgar and the band - especially during the 70ies and 80ies - if they would be prepared to make them available for the book, of course those fans would be credited in the book in case we would use their pics. Please just send a mail to - many thanks in advance for your support.

3. New Releases

Of course we are working on a special tribute album as mentioned above, but before we would like to release the London concert of 2014 (Phaedra Farewell Tour) as Blu-ray. This concert was one of the first concerts on the Farewell tour last May and many British fans as well as fans from all over the world enjoyed this special concert at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire very much. We hope to finish this film project by the end of this month and release it by mid May of this year.

In the last weeks many of you asked for Edgar's solo album "ORANGE LIGHT YEARS" (double CD, compilation) which was out of stock for some time and we like to inform you that this CD will be in stock again from 22nd April on - including a new reworked mastering.

See tracklist here:

Title: Re: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
Post by: ObiwanKenomi on January 07, 2016, 04:25:13 PM
4. TDOC Club

We definitely would like to continue with the TDOC Club and thank all members for your patience over the last weeks. There will be a considerable update by the end of this month including a new raffle as well.
If you have some interesting ideas for the club or special TD related input we would be happy to collect all ideas and gems and possibly release them in our club. Please mail to, if you like to contribute something - thank you.

5. SCHALLWELLE AWARD for EDGAR FROESE's lifetime achievement & more...

SCHALLWELLE - the German Award for Electronic Music - awarded Edgar this year for his LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT.

At the same time they made a special gift to Edgar, they gave him a STAR: VEGA in the sign of the zodiak LEIER, distance = 25 light years, 2.7 times as big as the sun and a luminosity of 54 times brighter than the sun!

Further TD related Awards:

1. Prize = Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014 - Tangerine Dream


1. Prize = Sleepwalking Marathon (is not Olympic) - Picture Palace music
(the project of TD member Thorsten Quäschning)

Please get more details here:
Title: Re: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
Post by: ObiwanKenomi on January 07, 2016, 04:26:10 PM
6. SUPERNORMAL - The Australian Concerts 2014 = "CD of the Month"

SUPERNORMAL became "CD of the Month" at ECHOES - please get more details here:

PS: We will let you know asap when we will have fixed dates for some tribute concerts of the band. We are looking forward to celebrate Edgar and his work together with you all probably in autumn this year.

Warmest regards,

EB (Admin at TD´s office)
Title: Re: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
Post by: ObiwanKenomi on January 07, 2016, 04:32:42 PM
More news on TD´s Legacy:

Vernissage in Berlin - Commemorating the first Anniversary of Edgar's death:

On Saturday, 30 January 2016 Bianca (Edgar's wife) likes to invite you to a Vernissage on the occasion of the first Anniversary of Edgar's death.

This event will take place in Berlin and includes a special concert with Thorsten Quaeschning (as Picture Palace Music), Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane and their solo projects.

Bianca will present many of Edgar's so-called Zoom-O-Graphics (photo collages), partly in big formats as well as her DANTE series she painted for TD's scoring of the Dante Trilogy (Inferno - Purgatorio - Paradiso).

The whole event shall benefit Bianca's idea of establishing a modern and interactive Tangerine Dream Sound Museum in the near future (location: Berlin).

More details about this wonderful and meaningful project will follow closer to the event.


"Dawn Chorus" by the late Edgar Froese
Title: Re: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
Post by: ObiwanKenomi on January 09, 2016, 01:19:02 PM
News update JAN 4, 2016:

In case you've missed some of the recent news:

1. Are Tangerine Dream continuing after Edgar's passing? YES

2. Who's in the group now? THORSTEN QUAESCHNING (Synths, keyboards, guitar & drums), ULRICH SCHNAUSS (Synths) & HOSHIKO YAMANE (Electric Violin). Listen to a QUANTUM KEY teaser on SOUNDCLOUD:…/quantum-key-preview

3. Will the band tour in 2016? YES, although no dates, venues or countries have yet been confirmed, however In a previous news letter the band stated "EUROPE and NORTH AMERICA"

4. Is Peter Baumann involved with the current lineup? NO

5. Are any other ex-members re-joining the band? NO. Peter is currently working on some solo material, and things have been left open that he could possibly work with TD in the future.
Title: Re: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
Post by: ObiwanKenomi on January 09, 2016, 01:19:21 PM
6. Will the new band continue doing albums after QUANTUM GATE? YES

7. When will the new studio album "QUANTUM GATE" be released? SPRING 2016. Listen to a teaser from the album on SOUNDCLOUD:…/tangerine-dream-quantum-years-soun…

8. When will be the first chance to hear the current members of the group playing solo material? THE ART OF HOW TO DREAM Vernissage JAN 30, 2016 @ the HAUS DER BERLINER FESTSPIELE (Foyer) in BERLIN from 5.00pm - 11.00pm. NB: Invite only, so please register by emailing:

9. Is it true that there will be a Tangerine Dream Museum? YES it will be called 'TANGAUDIMAX' the Tangerine Dream Sound Museum - but this is a huge project so it will take time.

10. Where will the museum be located? In BERLIN, GERMANY
Title: Re: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
Post by: ObiwanKenomi on January 09, 2016, 01:19:48 PM
10. Where will the museum be located? In BERLIN, GERMANY

11. How will the museum be funded? 20% of every purchase from TD's Eastgate store will go to the museum

12. Where can I find the latest news on the museum and its progress? Bianca (Edgar's wife) has launched a special website here:

13. Where can I get the latest TANGERINE DREAM news? Join TD's email list on their official website homepage (just enter your email address)

14. Is FORCE MAJEURE - the TD/EF autobiography still being worked on? YES 100% - although the discovery of extra chapters has delayed translation & proof reading. Release date to be confirmed, but in 2016. Extracts from the book will be read out during the Vernissage on JAN 30, 2016 in BERLIN (see above).

1. PINK YEARS room
Tangerine Dream's musical instruments
Holographic Concerts
Edgar's Zoom-O-Graphic digital photo collages
Further rooms/ planned future projects:
INTERNATIONAL Touring Exhibition
A room representing other important ELECTRONIC MUSICIANS
Museum + Coffee Shop
Seminars for Children and Teenagers (music & musical instrument demos).
More news as it's announced in 2016.
Title: Re: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
Post by: ObiwanKenomi on February 21, 2016, 10:41:45 AM
Another TD update, taken from The Zest - The unofficial Tangerine Dream Newsletter (

News from Tangerine Dream's Tour promoter


New Release "QUANTUM KEY". This is the first release of newly composed music by TANGERINE DREAM after Edgar Froese’s sudden change of his cosmic address early last year. A part of his last compositions are forming the fundament of this stunning EP.
But QUANTUM KEY is only the vanguard of the coming QUANTUM GATE album – also based on Edgar Froese’s compositions - which the members of Tangerine Dream Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane are currently working on.
Edgar Froese, the head and founder of Tangerine Dream, had the wonderful idea of translating the current knowledge of the quantum physics - which he was very much interested in - into sound and already started this project before his sad death in January 2015. The EP MALA KUNIA was the first music out of “The Quantum Years” series which was published in November 2014 on the occasion of the MMW Festival concert in Melbourne.

It was a great fortune that Edgar still had the chance to discuss his vision with the remaining band members and that Bianca Froese-Acquaye, Edgar's wife, decided to continue with Tangerine Dream upon his wish. She knew that Thorsten, Ulrich and Hoshiko could face this huge challenge with their beautiful talents. At the same time this task would be a unique chance for the music coming into life. So the band continued developing these musical ideas after Edgar's sudden "change of his cosmic address" and you will have the chance now to listen to some wonderful tracks and experience the extraordinary musical world of Tangerine Dream again: In honour and memory of Edgar Froese. It is also planned to invite great VIP guest musicians on this tournée who consider Edgar and Tangerine Dream as their inspiring example.
Tangerine Dream, this seven time Grammy nominated European band, is a singular phenomenon. As an instrumental band using just high-end modern technology, simultaneously surrounded by a strong rock «n« roll identity, they will hardly fit into any given musical pigeonhole. Many have tried to copy what‘s became known after years as «The Tangerine Dream Sound« - so far absolutely unsuccessfully.

They always had their little secrets; how all the musical layers were structured and finally glued together to an indescribable musical experience and how they‘ve managed to always be ahead of any fashionable movement. Tangerine Dream has never produced anything calculated to make the masses jump off their chairs and start screaming Top 40 tunes. Nevertheless, many of the 120 (and counting!) CD, Studio, Live and Soundtrack releases by the band, have their own driving hypnotic pieces and it is nearly impossible to escape from the race of fast driving bass notes and sequencings.
Title: Re: Tangerine Dream - The Legacy
Post by: ObiwanKenomi on July 17, 2016, 10:38:31 AM
Another TD update, taken from The Zest - The unofficial Tangerine Dream Newsletter (

A message from Thorsten Quaeschning 15.7.16:

13 Years ago today I met Edgar for the first time at Eastgate Studios in Vienna. (You know that) I prefer making music than writing nostalgic or useful/useless messages, maybe because it is as difficult to leave the “music-focus-zone” as it is to enter it. But I could make this an “anniversary-exception”.
Since 2003 many things happened and I learned (at least I was told) a lot from the great Master. A very intensive time and a very sad passing of Edgar in January 2015.
Over the past 18 Months, it was necessary to take time to put things in order, find the right team to carry on and complete and compose new music.
We are actually hitting the home straight of the new “Quantum Gate” album and planning new concerts, concepts, follow-up-albums and maybe a “50 Years Tangerine Dream”-special for 2017 (Tangerine Dream was founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese, Volker Hombach, Lanse Hapshash, Charlie Prince and Kurt Herkenberg).
So all I can say is THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your company and interest over the last 13 years, and hopefully in the years to come – I would appreciate it very much.
See and hear you soon.


Thorsten “Q” Quaeschning