TAG/TRAUM has announced plans for the first feature-length documentary about Edgar Froese & Tangerine Dream.
The film promises to include rare footage of Tangerine Dream; interviews with famous artists and collaborators, including Michael Mann, Volker Schloendorff, Brian May, Paul Brickman, Jean-Michel Jarre and Jim Rakete; and both current and former members of the band.
The filmmakers plan to fund production of the Tangerine Documentary via a Kickstarter project, which is expected to kick off May 1st.
Here are the details, in their words:
Dear Tangerine Dream Fans,
After nearly 50 years of band history, countless tours, albums and soundtracks with cult status, finally it will be realized: We are going to produce the first feature-length documentary about Tangerine Dream.
“To create something new one more time“, under this motto Edgar Froese wanted to approach his last work. Our film project will start with the same slogan.
In cooperation with the public TV channels ARTE, RBB, and the co-producer, Bianca Froese-Acquaye, our film production company TAG/TRAUM, will record Tangerine Dream’s musical heritage.
At the beginning of 2015, we have already started a short documentary about Tangerine Dream, but the unexpected death of Edgar Froese, founder and constant member of this band, has decisively changed our perspective on the musical and cultural legacy of Tangerine Dream. We just don’t want to cherish their history but also Edgar Froese’s long-lasting lifework.
In order to meet the new requirements we would like to change from a short to a long documentary (from 60 now to 90 min), which includes interviews with famous artists, Edgar’s companions, and collaborators like Michael Mann, Volker Schloendorff, Brian May, Paul Brickman, Jean-Michel Jarre, Jim Rakete and many EX-TANGERINE DREAM musicians as well as current members of the band etc. Additionally, we like to publish yet unseen footage of Tangerine Dream and Edgar.
But to meet this challenge we need you. We like to offer you the unique opportunity to become part of the production by supporting our crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.