Tangerine Dream movie nears crowdfunding deadline

Edgar Froese in 1981
Edgar Froese in 1981 (Image credit: Getty)

The clock is ticking on a crowdfunding campaign to back the making of a move about Tangerine Dream and late founder Edgar Froese.

The project, which is support by Queen guitarist Brian May, has attracted nearly €30,000 of funding, with 15 days to go until time runs out.

Producer Greg Haag started work on a film before Froese’s death last year. Afterwards he decided to expand the scope of his project, which will include unreleased material from the musician’s archive.

May – who worked with Froese on 2013 live release Starmus – says: “I’m grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to this piece on Edgar. It was something wonderful in my life to have the one opportunity to interact with him and create together.

“I remember him very fondly, with great respect and great love.”

Haag says: “We want to explore the world of Tangerine Dream for the first time in a feature-length documentary. Our goal is to uncover the band’s musical evolution, their style and their philosophy behind their art.

“The impressive story will be reconstructed through interviews with Edgar’s wife Biance Froese-Acquaye, band members, close friends, befriended artists and famous collaborators.

“It’s a homage to Edgar and the early era of electronic music. And last but not least, it’s a piece we owe them!”

If the documentary hits its funding target by May 31, the product is expected to be released in October. Pledge points start at €1 for offering support and run all the way to €7000 for a package that includes attending the premiere and dinner with the band. Find out more.

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