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
Sunday Synth Jam: In memory of Edgar Froese, who died last week (Jan 20th) at the age of 70, here is a classic live performance by Tangerine Dream.
The recording comes from a concert at Place des Arts (Montreal), on April 09, 1977. It features the seminal Edgar Froese, Chris Franke & Peter Baumann lineup. Continue reading
Edgar Froese – the creative soul of the electronic group Tangerine Dream for the last 48 years – has died. Continue reading
The original Skoog is a MIDI controller that looks like a big squishy toy. It was designed to be accessible and bring physical modeling synthesis, sampling and MIDI to users that may not be able to use a standard controller.
Now Skoog Music has announced the Skoog 2.0, above, a new version that’s designed to be more affordable and more powerful. Continue reading
This video captures part of Christopher Franke‘s live concert in London in Oct 1991. Continue reading
Tangerine Dream has been hugely influential in the world of film soundtracks, and, more recently, in the world of video game soundtracks. The group has scored over 50 films, including indie films, ‘b’ movies and mainstream Hollywood films.
While it was not their first soundtrack, their score for the 1977 William Friedkin flim, Sorceror, kicked off a 15-year period of intense soundtrack work.
The film was a bomb when it was released. It followed Friedkin’s critically acclaimed and wildly successful The Exorcist. Viewers may have expected another supernatural-themed story, based on the film’s title, or may have been put off by the film’s non-English sections.
Since then, though, Sorcerer has gained respect as an intense, existential thriller – and Tangerine Dream’s music has become one of their most well-respected soundtracks.
In this video, synthesist/composer Paul Haslinger (Tangerine Dream, Underworld, Death Race, Crank) shares his thoughs on composing, his approach to sound design and the role that HALion plays in these aspects of his work.
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via graal7, captures a live (plus sequencer) cover of Tangerine Dream’s 1979 Force Majeure. Continue reading