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Tangerine Dream To Be Subject Of Barbican Exhibition
Christian Eede , January 9th, 2020 14:45

The free show will use videos, previously unpublished articles, original synths and more to tell the band's story

Tangerine Dream will be the focus of a new free exhibition at the Barbican Music Library later this month.

Tangerine Dream: Zeitraffer, which kicks off on January 16, will tell the band's full story via the use of photographs, previously unpublished articles, video clips and original synths.

The exhibition will look over a particular period in the band's 53-year history which has seen them release more than 160 albums. During the 1970s, figures in London such as BBC Radio 1's John Peel and Richard Branson's Virgin Records were key to the international breakthrough of Tangerine Dream, and this part of the band's story will be placed under the microscope over the course of Tangerine Dream: Zeitraffer.

"The band revolutionised the sense for music, sounds and structures, created a new genre of music, changed listening habits, and triggered associations in people’s minds," says Bianca Froese-Acquaye, widow of the band's founder, Edgar Froese. "In other words, the music of Tangerine Dream stands for the beginning of a new consciousness in the '70s and symbolised the zeitgeist of that time."

Tangerine Dream: Zeitraffer will run for four months and will also feature a reading from Edgar Froese's autobiography, Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure, by Bianca Froese-Acquaye, and a screening of the documentary Revolution Of Sound: Tangerine Dream.