The Barbican Music Library is presenting a free exhibition, Tangerine Dream: Zeitraffer, that offers a journey through unseen footage, unpublished articles and original synthesizers that tell the story of one of electronic music’s pioneering groups.
This video offers a short tour of the exhibit and features interviews with curators Felix Moser, Bianca Froese-Acquaye and Melanie Reinisch, along with archive clips of Tangerine Dream performances and interviews.
“The band Tangerine Dream was founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese in West Berlin. They were early pioneers of electronic music, who, with albums like Phaedra and Rubycon, laid the foundation for new styles such as Ambient and Trance. Through uncovered photographs and videos, original synthesizers, cassettes and vinyl, this exhibition reveals London’s key role in the international breakthrough of Tangerine Dream during the 1970s.
Fast-forward to the present day, when synthesizers and sequencers are being continually rediscovered in music and pop culture, and enjoy a retrospective ‘time-lapse’ (Zeitraffer in German) across the band’s influential 50-year history.”
You can visit the exhibit, Tangerine Dream: Zeitraffer, for free in the Barbican Music Library on Level 2 of the Barbican Centre until September 2021.