Edgar Froese – the creative soul of the influential electronic group Tangerine Dream for the last 48 years – died in January.
Now Froese’s son, Jerome Froese – who was part of the group for more than 15 years – has announced that Tangerine Dream is dead, too.
In a statement on his Facebook page, Jerome Froese makes clear that his father was the soul of Tangerine Dream, and that the group should not carry on without him: Continue reading
Composer Tod Dockstader (1932-2015) died yesterday at the age of 82.
Dockstader was a self-taught musician and he event went so far as to call his work ‘organized sound‘ (like Edgar Varése), to distinguish it as something different than traditional composition. Continue reading
This video, the third in Boiler Room‘s ‘Stay True’ series. visits Warsaw, Poland to look at Polish electronic music pioneers. Continue reading
Sony Classical has announced a new release, Bach To Moog, an album that’s expected to be the first created with Moog Music’s reissued System 55 modular synthesizer. Continue reading
Elektron Music Machines has announced a new undertaking: the record label Elektron Grammofon.
The label will be the home for 12” vinyl records, by artists using Elektron instruments. The releases will be limited to 300 copies and all profits will go to charity. Continue reading
In this short video interview, techno producer Carl Craig shares his thoughts Detroit, his musical influences and the first time he heard a synthesizer. Continue reading
The latest episode of the Progtopia podcast is a farewell to Edgar Froese (6 June 1944-20 January 2015).
In this episode, Progtopia host Mark Ashby shares his thoughts on Froese’s passing, plays some highlights from Froese’s career; and talks with electronic musician Ian Boddy and journalists John Diliberto, Anil Prasad, and Cliff Pearson, all of whom had a close connection with Froese and his music.
You can listen to A Farewell To Edgar Froese via the embed below or at the Progtopia site: Continue reading
In this video, via castlelizard, composer and performer Terry Riley discusses his 1950-1960 experiments with reel to reel recorders and tape loops. Continue reading